6 Amazing Facts About The Violin

Under an MRI scan, the brain of a violinist will generally show that the regions associated with left-hand finger movements are more responsive and advanced.


Invented in the 1500s by an Italian named Andrea Amati, the violin is one of the most beloved instruments in the world. The word violin comes from the Latin, “vitula,” meaning string instrument. The term vitula was derived from “vitulari,” which meant “to be joyful.” For an instrument that makes people feel a wide range of emotions, “violin” seems like an apt name. Here are 6 interesting facts about the instrument.

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