VIOLIN is science. The
vibrating string operates according to specific and exact principles of
physics and acoustics. A piece of music is a chart, a graph which
indicates frequencies, intensities, volume changes, melody, and harmony
all at once and with the most exact control of time.VIOLIN is math. Music is rhythmically based on the subdivision of time into fractions, carried out instantaneously by the mind.
VIOLIN is foreign language. Music
is the most complete and universal language. Most musical terms are in
Italian, German, or French. The notation is a highly developed shorthand
that uses symbols to represent ideas.
VIOLIN is physical education. Playing
a string instrument requires fantastic coordination, control of
fingers, hands, arms, neck, back and shoulders muscles, responding
instantly as the ear hears the sound and the mind interprets it.
VIOLIN is art. Playing
a string instrument allows one to take basic knowledge and techniques
and use them creatively to express emotion or to communicate an idea.
Music develops insight.