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.
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.