How to Play Violin/Parts of the Violin

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Various parts of the violin
  • Fingerboard -- This is where the violinist's fingers are placed to change the note being played.
  • Tuning Pegs -- These are used to tune the strings of the violin, and are located on either side of the scroll, a small spiral-shaped ornament on the top of the neck of the violin.
  • F-Holes -- These are f-shaped holes in the violin that are important in the violin's production of sound.
  • Bridge -- This is one of the smallest parts of the violin that suspends the strings above the fingerboard. It is set directly between the 2 center points of the F-holes.
  • Fine Tuners -- These are used for tuning the violin's strings within a very small range (the tuning pegs change the note a lot more than the fine tuners).
  • Chinrest -- This is where the chin of the violin is placed, important in supporting the violin.