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25 Fascinating Violin Facts

By Natalie Hagen, Nicole R.

The violin is an instrument as interesting and beautiful as the musicians that play it. While the music it produces is marvelous, the instrument and its history are just as inspiring. It is believed that the modern violin originated from Italy over 500 years ago, evolving from its distant cousin the lyra. A few men, Gasparo da Salò, Andrea Amati, and Antonio Stradivari, were the pioneers in developing the violin we know today. (They deserve a thank you, no?) Even the main body of the violin is complex, being made up of 70 different parts.

These are just a few of the many facts that will inspire you to play the violin. Whether you’ve been playing for decades or are just learning, the infographic from TakeLessons.com will give you new appreciation for a centuries old instrument.