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"The harsh screeching violins by composer Bernard Herrmann featured in the shower murder scene of Hitchcock's Psycho (1960) is one of the most recognizable pieces of film score to date."--Sholem Stein

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A musical four-string instrument, generally played with a bow or by plucking the string. Pitch is set by pressing the strings at the appropriate place with the fingers.

Violin family

The violin family of musical instruments was developed in Italy in the 16th century. The standard modern violin family consists of the violin, viola, cello, and double bass.

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