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Weekend Trivia -- Sunday

Posted by thinman Z5 MI (My Page) on
Sun, May 22, 11 at 9:40

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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RE: Weekend Trivia -- Sunday

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


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RE: Weekend Trivia -- Sunday

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


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RE: Weekend Trivia -- Sunday

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

Annette


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RE: Weekend Trivia -- Sunday

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

Nancy.


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RE: Weekend Trivia -- Sunday

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


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RE: Weekend Trivia -- Sunday

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.


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


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


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


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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


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RE: Weekend Trivia -- Sunday

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. :)


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