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to do this. Before long you should be able to find the notes
instinctively, without the aid of the diagrams.

The Violin and the Bow

Fig. 59 shows the different parts of a violin and of a violin
bow. It also shows the location of the four strings—the E or
first string, the A or second string, the D or third string, and
the G or fourth string. The E string is made of steel wire; the
A string of gut; the D string of gut covered with aluminum
wire; and the G string of gut covered with silver wire.

The function of the end button is to hold in place the tail
piece, to which it is fastened with gut.

The purpose of the chin rest is to enable the player to hold
the violin securely. It also protects the top of the violin from

VIOLIN parts named
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