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Before we study the different techniques of voicing the various instrument groups, let's have a look at the instruments.

First, the violin. The violin is a wonderfully expressive instrument. It is pitched the highest of the string instruments in a string orchestra or section. The leader of the first violins is the concertmaster, the leader of the orchestra.

Here is an excerpt from the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto.