Instrument Family



Treble Clef

Modern Instrument Invented

Early to Mid-1500s

Fun Facts

  • The violin is the smallest and highest pitched instrument in the string family.
  • There are more violins in an orchestra than any other instrument.
  • The violin is made of wood and played with a bow made out of horse hair!
  • The violin is sometimes referred to as a ‘Fiddle.’

Famous Orchestral Works Featuring the Violin

Pachelbel’s Canon in D Major, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons

Watch Columbus Symphony Concertmaster Joanna Frankel introduce the violin!

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