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Violins

Violin-Playing Machine

Violin-Playing Machine

Way more than an ordinary player piano, this incredible contraption is called the Hupfeld Phonoliszt-Violina. It can play a set of three violins using a special rotating circular bow, and dozens of mechanical “fingers” which press on the strings. More here and here.

Learning to Play the Violin

Learning to Play the Violin

YouTuber Mike Boyd takes on one of the most daunting instruments to pick up. The violin sounds distinctively annoying in the hands of a rookie, but Mike quickly figured out a basic tip: it’s all in the grip. And the time you put in. Here’s what 13 hours of practice sounds like.

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The World’s Tiniest Violin

The World’s Tiniest Violin

So your buddy is complaining that their seedless watermelon has a seed in it. How do you respond to their whining? Whip out two fingers and play them a sympathy tune. Now, thanks to Design I/O and Project Soli, your fingertips can actually make the sounds too.

Straton Skull Violins

Straton Skull Violins
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Stratton Violin makes electric violins with skull-shaped bodies. They come with Barbera Twin Hybrid bridge pickups with frets and wood stain as options. You can also opt for hand-carved and detailed bodies or even fully customized designs.

Lindsey Stirling: AC III

Lindsey Stirling: AC III

If the original soundtrack isn’t epic enough for you, kick back and get swept away, as violin artist Lindsey Stirling takes it up a notch in her poetic ode to the Assassin’s Creed III music. (Thanks, Kevin!)

Resistance: Classical Cover

Resistance: Classical Cover

Musician Jason Yang takes on Muse’s anthem Resistance on piano and electric violin. It gets a little nuts around 3:33, but an epic space-rock solo makes perfect sense in a Muse song.

Piano House

Piano House

Built to encourage development in Huainan City, China, this unusual structure derives its shape from a grand piano, accompanied by a violin entryway and staircase. Google Earthers, check this out.

Four Violins, One Dude

Four Violins, One Dude

Time for your midday zen moment: Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody, arranged for four violins and performed by Joe Edmonds. Quite beautiful, and also good for karaoke practice. (Thanks Martyn!)

Electric Baseball Bat Fiddle

Electric Baseball Bat Fiddle

Trust us, unless you were at this Nationals game, you’ve never heard the Star Spangled Banner like Glenn Donnellan plays it – on an electric fiddle that looks like a baseball bat. Play ball!

iPhone/iPod: String Trio

iPhone/iPod: String Trio
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Air guitars a bit too uncouth? The String Trio app turns your iPhone or iPod Touch into an air violin, viola, or cello; control the tempo, speed, and strength while playing one of 40 songs.

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