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Violin Strings

Some of the most important parts of a violin are the violin strings. It is the strings that create the beautiful sound you hear. You have to take care of the strings if you plan on being a violinist.

There are many types of violin strings that you can choose from depending on what kind of sound you would like to produce. The strings are what make the music and there are different types of sounds they produce depending the type of string you are using. Strings manufactured of some materials will keep in tune longer and last longer than other strings.

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The three kinds of violin strings most commonly used are metal strings, gut strings, and synthetic core strings. Each different type of string has its own unique sound that it produces when it is being played.

Oftentimes the type of string you use depends on the type of music you want to play. The metal or steel core strings are known for their low volumes and their clear, pure tone. For the most part, metal strings have a very good pitch stability and remain in tune even after they are placed on the violin. A lot of violinist likes to use the metal strings because of their direct sounds, and because they don't have the more complex overtones you find on other types of strings. Most of the violinists that use these metal string are playing, bluegrass, country, and jazz which requires a direct sound to make it sound right. A lot of people like to use the metal or steel string simply because of the fact they are easier to play and are used commonly by beginning or intermediate players.

Some people like to use gut strings violin strings because they produce the warmest and most complex tone. Gut strings are not good for beginner or intermediate plays because they are hard to keep tuned and can have instable pitch. The gut violin strings are played mostly by classical players and soloists because of the rich overtones they produce.

Synthetic strings are great and they too have a good consistent tone. With synthetic strings, you will get thick rich sounds that are more subtle than steel core strings. New synthetic strings have a pitch stability that is less than a steel core strings. They will take a couple of days to stretch out. When they are stretch out properly then they will stay tuned; which means you will not have to tune then as often as you would with other strings.