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History of the Violin Family

The modern violin, viola, and cello are all members of the violin family. The violin family has a long history, which can be traced back hundreds of years. Various types of 2,3 and 4 string fiddles exist in many different cultures all over the world, and many scholars believe the predecessors to the 4-string violins, violas, and cellos which developed in Europe beginning in the 1500s were brought to southern Europe in the Middle Ages by Muslim merchants and artists.

 

 

 

 

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