Questions and answers

Is there a piccolo violin?

Is there a piccolo violin?

The violino piccolo (also called the Diskantgeige, Terzgeige, Quartgeige or Violino alla francese) is a small stringed instrument of the baroque period. The string length is the equivalent of a 4⁄4 violin stopped a minor third from the nut, which corresponds with its normal tuning of a third higher than a 4⁄4 violin.

When was the Violino Piccolo invented?

Violino piccolo by Girolamo Amati, Cremona, 1613.

What is a baroque style violin?

A Baroque violin is a violin set up in the manner of the baroque period of music. The term includes original instruments which have survived unmodified since the Baroque period, as well as later instruments adjusted to the baroque setup, and modern replicas.

Is the viola a string instrument?

Viola, stringed musical instrument, the tenor of the violin family. It is built in proportions similar to those of the violin but has a body length of 37 to 43 cm (14.5 to 17 inches), about 5 cm (2 inches) longer than a violin. Its four strings are tuned c–g–d′–a′, beginning with the C below middle C.

What are lutes made of?

Lutes are made almost entirely of wood. The soundboard is a teardrop-shaped thin flat plate of resonant wood (typically spruce). In all lutes the soundboard has a single (sometimes triple) decorated sound hole under the strings called the rose.

What is the difference between baroque and modern violins?

Violin played by an Angel with the thumb on the bow hair. The physical differences between modern and baroque violins mean that the baroque violin is softer. The fact that the neck is angled back on the modern instrument means that the tension of the strings can be much higher without breaking the neck.

Is viola harder than violin?

Contrary to popular belief, playing the viola is actually harder than playing the violin. Overall, it is harder to make a good sound on the viola than it is on the violin because of its larger size, but the sound when it comes out is gorgeously rich and full.

Why are lutes so expensive?

All lutes are custom made instruments, and therefore they tend to be expensive. A used Larry Brown student lute, the “standard” of the beginner’s lute world, goes for $1500 USA these days, give or take $500.

What does Sackbut mean in English?

sackbut in American English (ˈsækˌbʌt ) noun. 1. a medieval wind instrument, forerunner of the trombone. 2.

Is fiddle harder than violin?

Violin music is often harder to play than it sounds. Fiddle music is usually easier. Violin performance takes more strength and concentration to play than fiddle music. Fiddle music is usually improvised in part.