The violin is capable of playing more than one note at a time. We call this technique double stop technique. A player can produce double stops when two notes are played simultaneously. The violin is able to play at a higher register than all the other instruments of the string family of the orchestra. Major composers have recognized the musical possibilities of the instrument. Along with the piano and the voice, the violin is one of the instruments with the most extensive concert repertoire. The violin comes in different sizes for different age groups. You can start training on the violin as early as 4 years old. Throughout all these years of teaching music, I have learned that reading music and playing a musical instrument stimulates certain areas of the brain that are associated with the development and coordination of brain and muscle activities. Job Description In classical music, the violin is used frequently as a member of the symphony orchestra, string quartets, opera orchestra, ballet orchestra and solo repertoire to play melodies. Due to the large number of violinists in the orchestra, most composers divide the violins into two sections: the first violins and the second violins, thus creating more inner voices and harmonies. The second violin part could also be compared to the second soprano part in the chorus. The combination of first and second violins gives composers more possibilities of greater melodic creation and interaction. Let the Show Begin The violin is capable of playing a wide range of notes. In general, three octaves or 36 notes is considered a plausible range. In most symphony orchestras, there are about 30 violinists which represents about 3 times more than any of the other string sections of the orchestra. This number creates a solid sonority and an artistic balance between sounds coming from the different families of instruments within the symphony orchestra.