violin family

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Noun1.violin family - (music) the family of bowed stringed instruments
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
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The kamancheh, a Persian bowed string instrument, is related to the bowed rebab, its historical ancestor and also the bowed lira of the Byzantine Empire, ancestor of the European violin family.
Standing nearly 6 feet tall, the bass is the largest instrument in the violin family.
The viol dominated string playing at the beginning of the period, she says, but after 1700 the violin family grew in popularity and came to dominate the musical scene by the middle of the century.
A vast majority of his work involved the violin family.
Kinderszenen It is a murky firmament in which to shine This is you, wind This is your life pushing against unbreakable panes You were bigger than me But you were still in the family As a viola is in the violin family If pitched a fifth below and empurpled In g review, Ashbery said, "The verbal fireworks of his earlier books have erupted, and the result is a sustained radiance unlike anything else in American poetry.
A cadre of individuals, collectors, and instrument makers in particular effected several key changes to violin family instruments to meet the new musical demands.