Weekend Trivia -- Sunday

thinman(Z5 MI)May 22, 2011

All right! If you're all so darn smart, tell me where on a violin you would find the nut.

ThinMan

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cyn427(z7aN. VA)

Hmmm...wouldn't you rather know about the gall bladder? I looked it up and learned some interestting stuff!

Annette, hope you are feeling better today. Wrote a note on yesterday's trivia post to you since I didn't get back last evening.

I don't know this one, so I will check in later for clues.

Cynthia

    Bookmark   May 22, 2011 at 10:21AM
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schoolhouse_gw

At the top of the fingerboard or at the very bottom of the fiddle (oops, violin) at the end of the tail piece.

    Bookmark   May 22, 2011 at 10:27AM
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aftermidnight Zone7b B.C. Canada

Hmmmmmmm, this one I'm not sure of, I'll hang around looking for clues.

Annette

    Bookmark   May 22, 2011 at 11:58AM
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midnightsmum (Z4, ON)

Hmmmm.....a numbers game, I thinking. I was thinking there were several - only one, TM?

Nancy.

    Bookmark   May 22, 2011 at 12:16PM
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thinman(Z5 MI)

I know there is only one on a guitar, and to the best of my knowledge, there is only one thing on a violin that's commonly referred to as the nut. I ain't no expert though.

TM

    Bookmark   May 22, 2011 at 2:09PM
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midnightsmum (Z4, ON)

I guess I thought that the tuning keys were called nuts. Therefore, I will say at the bottom, where what appears to be the continuation of the fret board ends. Just a guess, though.

Nancy.

    Bookmark   May 22, 2011 at 7:00PM
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cyn427(z7aN. VA)

Okay, no idea on this one, but can't wait to find out! good one, TM!

    Bookmark   May 22, 2011 at 10:39PM
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lorna-organic

Is the nut the person playing the violin? :-) I took violin lessons as a kid, but don't recall what the nut might be.

    Bookmark   May 23, 2011 at 2:03AM
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frogview00

isn't the nut the part where the strings attach to the body of the violin? Or is that the frog? hmmmm?

    Bookmark   May 23, 2011 at 6:28AM
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thinman(Z5 MI)

The nut is the piece at the top of the fingerboard that has grooves in it to hold the strings in place.

I don't know why it's called a nut.

Schoolhouse totally got this. I didn't know there was a nut at the opposite end of the strings on the tailpiece, but she sounded pretty sure of herself. Is that really called a nut down there, Schoolhouse?

for Schoolhouse.

Nancy, I couldn't quite figure out where you were saying.

Lorna, I think you're right in some cases. Funny.

Thanks for playing trivia with me. We had five of you today. Woo woo!

TM

    Bookmark   May 23, 2011 at 8:35AM
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schoolhouse_gw

Yep, at least that's what we fiddle players have always called it. It's a small piece of ebony wood (usually)where the tail piece attaches to the fiddle. If you look at your photo of the violin, you can just make it out.

In fact, early on I played an old fiddle for a long time until someone told me "Why, you don't have a top or bottom nut on there!" I was so embarrassed. Yet, after I rigged up the fiddle correctly, it lost it's original old-timey sound. :)

    Bookmark   May 23, 2011 at 8:51AM
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