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first violin

- Leads the orchestra and plays notes in a higher range than second violins; parts for the first violin usually have more of the main tune and are technically more difficult to play.
See also related terms for orchestra.
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So, after considerable amount of instruction in the piano and theory of music, at the ripe young age of ten, I decided to purchase my first violin and enlist the services of the best violin teacher I could find.
Medley Quartet is a string band of four classical musicians, Salma Balba plays first violin, Shadan Osama plays second violin, Nouran Hossam plays viola and Mohamed El Sayegh plays cello.
He received his first violin lessons at the age of five and made his first public appearance two years later.
0121 345 0600 Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Wagner's majestic Prelude to Die Meistersinger raises the curtain on a whole world of sunshine, melody and romance - so it's a fitting opener for Bruch's perennially-popular First Violin Concerto and Rachmaninoff's mighty Second Symphony.
He was only 7 when he took his first violin lesson.
The second movement andante has been described as a tantrum sandwiched between two sections of serenity - and the 15 bars in which the first violin throws his toys out of the pram were effectively done.
He took my chords that I showed him and spread the notes out across the piano, putting the cello in the low octave and the first violin in a high octave and gave me my first lesson in how strings were voiced for a quartet.
The group is more likely to notice and understand the F pedal points that appear later as trills in the first violin and viola parts, and to the pedal points in the cello part.
Leia picked up her first violin - a present from her grandmother - at three, and started teaching herself to play from CDs of nursery rhymes.
The collection of songs has recently been partially completed owing to the discovery of the first violin part by Petr Danek at the library of the Homeland Museum in Slany (see CMQ 2/2015).
Her latest release, Winter's Here Again, was written by Fritz Spiegl (the man who wrote the Z Cars theme) and Harry Wild, former first violin with Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.
During the opening show, fans were treated to the third movement of Paganini's First Violin Concerto, Figaro's aria from Rossini's The Barber of Seville and a performance by Chinese concert pianist Lang Lang.

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