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Bernadette Peters - Broadway's Best
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#beginquote# The tuning is different. From low to high, the strings on a guitar are E,A,D,G,B,E. The strins on a violin Are G,D,A,E. It is backwards of the last four strings of the guitar. This would be like playing upside down going from guitar to violin. The most amazing thing about the violin is the volume from such a small instrument. When I play guitar at church, I need an amp to balance with the organ, strings, and brass. Another similarity not mentioned by Pete is the harminic notes. these are produced by lightly touching the string in specific locations on the fretboard while plucking or picking the string with the other hand. Some people use a bow on guitar for various effects, but individual strings cannot be bowed because of the lack of an arch in the bridge. Likewise, chords are not played on the violin. Some exceptional violinists can triple string with the bow, so that would constitute a chord, but most often,individual notes are played, like a lead part on guitar. Does anyone else have any input on the similarities and differences? I am a fragment of my imagination #endquote#
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