Do you like music? I do! I am Sofia and I have played the violin since 2013. If you want to know more about this instrument, go on reading this post!
EINSTEIN THE VIOLINST
"A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy" - Albert Einstein
Probably few people know that Einstein played the violin. And I'm going to tell you more: it was thanks to the study of this wonderful instrument that Einstein formulated the theory of relativity! The sound of his violin helped him solve all his problems and facilitated his reflections.
A VIOLIN IS...
The VIOLIN is a wooden string instrument in the violin family. It has four strings tuned in perfect fifths, violins are important instruments in a wide variety of musical genres. Furthermore, it's the instrument that, more than any other, offers a wide range of joints and dynamic wealth.
5 INTERESTING VIOLIN FACTS
Every instrument has its history that also involves bizarre, incredible and random facts! Dear enthusiasts and music lovers, dear random readers, here is my compilation of 5 interesting violin facts! Which of these did you already know?
- The fastest Violinist
Ben Lee is absolutely the fastest violinist around the world! In 2010 he beat the world record, previously held by David Garrett, who set the record in 2008 by playing ‘Bumblebee’ in 1 min 6.56 seconds or 13 notes per second. Ben Lee trumped David’s record by playing the same piece of music in amazing 58.515 seconds an average of 15 notes per second. You can see Ben’s performance below. Do you think you can beat him?
- World's largest Violin
The world’s largest playable violin was made by 15 dedicated violin makers from Markneukirchen, Germany. It is 4.27 metres tall and 5.22 metres wide and sounds 3 times lower than a conventional violin. What about having one of these in your house?
- A new type of strings
The new innovation! Violins with spiderweb strings! Spiderweb strings are more resistant and the sound is much better! Luca Alessandrini discovered it.
- The Devil's Violinist
Niccolò Paganini is without doubt the greatest violinist in history, but not only. He was also a weird man, mysterious and a little disturbing. He played so well that it seemed he had made a pact with the devil. But is this only a legend...?
- Small violinists grow up!
Did you know that the smallest size violin available is 1/64? This is perfect for children aged 2-3, therefore, they can start learning the violin around the same time as they learn to talk. See this incredible video of Akim Camara, performing on stage alongside world-famous Andre Rieu when he was only 3 years old!
Violin is a wonderful instrument, isn't it?
Can you play any instrument?
Can’t wait for your comments!!