I have a thing for violins. In my opinion, the violin invokes more emotion than any other instrument. It’s such an elegant and intelligent instrument. It is said that the violin has as much range as the human voice, which is why it is particularly good at imitating and invoking human emotions in songs. I also think it has something to do with the fact that stringed instruments played with bows can hold notes much longer than instruments that rely on human breath. It’s on my list of things to do before I die. In the meantime, I have a bassoon and guitar sitting in my room that need some attention.
I also did a post for Design Tavern that included a violin and piano inspired building. Pop on over and visit. It’s a pretty awesome blog. Below, I’ve included a few songs from classical to pop that feature violins. If you have any suggestion, let me know and I will add them to the playlist. Enjoy!