The String Family

We are the four instruments of the string family. We all look the same but are all different sizes. We can all be played with a bow or plucked with our fingers.

A bow is a long stick of wood that has hair stretched tightly across it. The hair comes from a horse's tail. It is what is left over from it's hair cut. When the hair on the bow is pulled across the strings on us we make a sound. We are the largest section of the orchestra.

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