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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Ustad Raees Ahmed said that the violin, also known informally as a fiddle, is a wooden string instrument in the violin family.
That's John Gosden's four-year old, not the stringed instrument from the violin family.
Riggs notes that medieval iconography often depicts the devil dancing; it is true that the violin has consistently been associated with dance music, but because the violin family was not widespread until at least the mid-sixteenth century, these examples cannot apply to its reputation.
What is the lowestpitched musical instrument of the violin family? Which former gateway to the City of London was moved to Theobalds Park in Hertfordshire Q1 - Gary Lineker What is a score of forty all in a game of tennis called?
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. Its four strings emit rich, mellow tones that anchor the chords of classical music and provide rhythm to jazz and pop bands.
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. In 1991 he started his own business and in 1999, he eventually moved his office to a redundant Georgian church from where he operates today.
It pushes out the boundaries of the universe a little: 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.
(11) The "family" of violins suspended in Krespel's closet, we know once we have heard this story, objectifies the suspension of desire that characterizes, that both figures and disfigures, Krespel's "family romance": the suspended violin family looms as both a projection and an alienation of his desire for the females in the family.
Fretwork, an ensemble of players of the viol ( the family of string instruments that preceded the violin family ( will gather at the Elvet Methodist Church in Durham City at 7.30pm to perform works for their instruments from the pen of 15th and 16th Century composers.
A former data processor, Blackwell trained in Seattle as a luthier - one who works on musical instruments in the violin family - and then worked in Eugene at Pacific Winds Music until opening the String Stop in cramped quarters on West Broadway in June 2000.