National Violin Day
The violin is the most famous bowed instrument in the world. It is not surprising that it has a day dedicated entirely to its existence. The violin is the foundation of all that we know today, from Western and Indian classical music to bluegrass or jazz.
It is the most versatile instrument in the universe in terms of its repertoire. That is why we have a special day to celebrate it.
It is possible that the violin evolved from medieval instruments that resembled fiddles. The violin developed its own form in the 15th century and was the most well-known virtuoso instrument of Europe by 1660. Today’s violins are copies of Stradivarius and Amati. The latter was active in violin making during the 16th century.
The violin is an integral part of western classical music and has been incorporated into many forms of folk and classical music. It is not difficult to see why National Violin Day was established. There are many violinists and fiddle-players all over the globe.
The violin is actually a part of some of the most prominent musical groups around the globe, such as the Venetian Philharmonic Orchestra. Imagine a violin with humble beginnings becoming an integral part of classical music today.
It’s now time to celebrate this simple instrument!
These ideas may help you get started if you are interested in National Violin Day.
For those who are able to play the instrument, it’s a simple matter to play the violin to celebrate National Violin Day. Take the violin out of its box, tune it, put some rosin on it, and you can make beautiful music to honor the day! For those who may be a bit out of practice, you might consider buying earplugs for your family members.
If you are looking to simply enjoy the sound of the violin, but not play it, it may be worth going to a concert on National Violin Day.
Are you unsure where to start? You can try one of these groups, which is certain to have a stellar violinist:
If you know someone who is interested in learning how to play the violin, but doesn’t own one yet, today is the ideal day to give them a violin. You can also gift something to a violinist you know, even a sheet of music or a card, to show your appreciation for their efforts to master the instrument.
The modern violin family encompasses not only the violin but also the viola and violoncello as well as the double bass. If you know any cellists and violists, today is a great day for them to play or to give them gifts!
Are you interested in learning more, but aren’t ready to perform live? That’s okay! National Violin Day can be a great way for mild interest to be sated by watching a movie about the instrument. These movies, whether documentary or fiction, would be a great place to start:
If you have ever wanted to learn the violin or have one lying around, now is the time to get lessons. You can start by learning the basics, such as how to read music, and then you can get into practicing. Other important equipment, such as a metronome, practice mute, additional strings and metronome, is also essential.