What Are the Names of the Strings on a Violin?


The names of the strings on a violin in order from left to right, are the G-string, the D-string, the A-string and the E-string. The G-string, D-string and A-string are made of a metal core wrapped in a metal filament, while the E-string is made of a metal mono-filament.

Unlike the guitar, sitar and banjo, violins and other members of the bowed string instrument group, such as cellos, string basses and violas, lack frets on their fingerboards. The correct finger placement is achieved through practice and skill, and it may take many hours to train fingers to land in the right places.