In this lesson, we learnt some key ideas that will help us to better understand how the string section works and what its capabilities are. Among these concepts we can find the following ones:

  • A brief historical background of the section
  • The main functions of the section
  • The main characteristics of each instrument
  • The main functions of each instrument
  • The parts of a string instrument
  • The string and bow mechanics
  • Left-hand techniques: open strings and multiple stops
  • Right-hand techniques: on/off the bow, placement on the string and other techniques
  • Divisis: tutti, divisi, soli, and solo