The violin is a wooden string instrument in the violin family. It is the smallest and highest-pitched instrument in the family in regular use. The violin typically has four strings tuned in perfect fifths, and is most commonly played by drawing a bow across its strings, though it can also be played by plucking the strings. Although the construction of the violin is the same in Indian and Western music, the tuning, playing posture, and techniques are quite different.
The violin is one of the most popular instruments in the world. A simple four-stringed instrument played with a bow, it’s bright, dynamic tone and the infinite variety possible on its fretless fingerboard makes it suitable for almost any kind of music. The violin became one of the principal instruments in Western music, and it was introduced to Indian classical music from the West in the 19th century