The violin, sometimes known as a fiddle, is a wood string tool in the violin family. Many violins have a hollow wood body. It is the tiniest as well as higher-pitched instrument in the family members in regular use. Smaller sized violin-type instruments exist, consisting of the violino piccolo as well as the kit violin, yet these are essentially extra. The violin commonly has 4 strings tuned in ideal fifths and also is most frequently played by attracting a bow throughout its strings, though it can likewise be played by sweeping the strings with the fingers (pizzicato) and also by striking the strings with the wooden side of the bow (col legno).
Violins are very important tools in a wide array of music styles. They are most prominent in the Western timeless practice, both in ensembles (from chamber songs to orchestras) and also as solo tools and also in several ranges of individual music, including c and w, bluegrass music and also in jazz. Electric violins with solid bodies and piezoelectric pickups are made use of in some kinds of rock music and also jazz combination, with the pickups connected into instrument amplifiers and also speakers to produce sound. Further, the violin has actually become played in many non-Western music cultures, consisting of Indian music and Iranian music. The name fiddle is usually utilized no matter the kind of songs used it.