Instrument Cover – Violas

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Our instrument polices all cover your items should they be stolen, accidentally damaged and lost and, in the event of one of those unfortunate events, we intend to get you back up and playing your instruments as soon as possible with our experienced claims service.

As long as it is used to create music your items can be insured on our policies.

BOWED STRING INSTRUMENTS

VIOLA

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The viola is a string instrument that is bowed or played with varying techniques. It is slightly larger than a violin and has a lower and deeper sound. Since the 18th century it has been the middle or alto voice of the violin family, between the violin (which is tuned a perfect fifth above) and the cello (which is tuned an octave below).

Instrument Cover – Violins

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Our instrument polices all cover your items should they be stolen, accidentally damaged and lost and, in the event of one of those unfortunate events, we intend to get you back up and playing your instruments as soon as possible with our experienced claims service.

As long as it is used to create music your items can be insured on our policies.

BOWED STRING INSTRUMENTS

VIOLIN

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The violin is a wooden string instrument in the violin family. It is the smallest and highest-pitched instrument in the family in regular use. Smaller violin-type instruments are known, including the violino piccolo and the kit violin, but these are virtually unused in the 2010s. The violin typically has four strings tuned in perfect fifths, and is most commonly played by drawing a bow across its strings, though it can also be played by plucking the strings with the fingers (pizzicato). Violins are important instruments in a wide variety of musical genres. They are most prominent in the Western classical tradition and in many varieties of folk music. They are also frequently used in genres of folk including country music and bluegrass music and in jazz. Electric violins are used in some forms of rock music; further, the violin has come to be played in many non-Western music cultures, including Indian music and Iranian music. The violin is sometimes informally called a fiddle, particularly in Irish traditional music and bluegrass, but this nickname is also used regardless of the type of music played on it.

Instrument Cover – Harps

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Our instrument polices all cover your items should they be stolen, accidentally damaged and lost and, in the event of one of those unfortunate events, we intend to get you back up and playing your instruments as soon as possible with our experienced claims service.

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PLUCKED STRING INSTRUMENTS

HARP

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The harp is a stringed musical instrument that has a number of individual strings running at an angle to its soundboard; the strings are plucked with the fingers. Harps have been known since antiquity in Asia, Africa and Europe, dating back at least as early as 3500 BC. The instrument had great popularity in Europe during the Middle Ages and Renaissance, where it evolved into a wide range of variants with new technologies, and was disseminated to Europe’s colonies, finding particular popularity in Latin America. Although some ancient members of the harp family died out in the Near East and South Asia, descendants of early harps are still played in Burma and parts of Africa, and other defunct variants in Europe and Asia have been utilized by musicians in the modern era.

Instrument Cover – Piccolo

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Our instrument polices all cover your items should they be stolen, accidentally damaged and lost and, in the event of one of those unfortunate events, we intend to get you back up and playing your instruments as soon as possible with our experienced claims service.

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Wind Instruments

These instruments produce sound when air is blown into them, either by blowing air into the instrument which vibrates and produces sounds (such as Flutes, Pan Pipes and Recorders). Other instruments use the air to vibrate a reed within the instrument (such as Saxophone, Clarinet and Bassoons).

WOODWIND INSTRUMENTS

PICCOLO

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The piccolo, Italian for “small”, is a half-size flute, and a member of the woodwind family of musical instruments. The modern piccolo has most of the same fingerings as its larger sibling, but the sound it produces is an octave higher than written.

Instrument Cover – Sitars

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Our instrument polices all cover your items should they be stolen, accidentally damaged and lost and, in the event of one of those unfortunate events, we intend to get you back up and playing your instruments as soon as possible with our experienced claims service.

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PLUCKED STRING INSTRUMENTS

SITAR

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The sitar is a plucked stringed instrument used mainly in Hindustani music and Indian classical music. The instrument is believed to have been derived from the veena, an ancient Indian instrument, which was modified by a Mughal court musician to conform with the tastes of his Mughal patrons and named after a Persian instrument called the setar (meaning three strings). The sitar flourished in the 16th and 17th centuries and arrived at its present form in 18th century India. It derives its distinctive timbre and resonance from sympathetic strings, bridge design, a long hollow neck and a gourd-shaped resonance chamber. In appearance, the sitar is similar to the tanpura, except that it has frets.

Instrument Cover – Guitar

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PLUCKED STRING INSTRUMENTS

GUITAR

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The guitar is a musical instrument classified as a fretted string instrument with anywhere from four to 18 strings, usually having six ] The sound is projected either acoustically, using a hollow wooden or plastic and wood box (for an acoustic guitar), or through electrical amplifier and a speaker (for an electric guitar). It is typically played by strumming or plucking the strings with the fingers, thumb or fingernails of the right hand or with a pick while fretting (or pressing against the frets) the strings with the fingers of the left hand. The guitar is a type of chordophone, traditionally constructed from wood and strung with either gut, nylon or steel strings and distinguished from other chordophones by its construction and tuning. The modern guitar was preceded by the gittern, the vihuela, the four-course Renaissance guitar, and the five-course baroque guitar, all of which contributed to the development of the modern six-string instrument.

 

Instrument Cover – Lutes

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Our instrument polices all cover your items should they be stolen, accidentally damaged and lost and, in the event of one of those unfortunate events, we intend to get you back up and playing your instruments as soon as possible with our experienced claims service.

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PLUCKED STRING INSTRUMENTS

LUTE

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Lute is any plucked string instrument with a neck (either fretted or unfretted) and a deep round back enclosing a hollow cavity, usually with a sound hole or opening in the body. More specifically, the term “lute” can refer to an instrument from the family of European lutes. The term also refers generally to any string instrument having the strings running in a plane parallel to the sound. The strings are attached to pegs or posts at the end of the neck, which have some type of turning mechanism to enable the player to tighten the tension on the string or loosen the tension before playing (which respectively raise or lower the pitch of a string), so that each string is tuned to a specific pitch (or note). The lute is plucked or strummed with one hand while the other hand “frets” (presses down) the strings on the neck’s fingerboard. By pressing the strings on different places of the fingerboard, the player can shorten or lengthen the part of the string that is vibrating, thus producing higher or lower pitches (notes).

Instrument Cover – Recorders

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Our instrument polices all cover your items should they be stolen, accidentally damaged and lost and, in the event of one of those unfortunate events, we intend to get you back up and playing your instruments as soon as possible with our experienced claims service.

As long as it is used to create music your items can be insured on our policies.

Wind Instruments

These instruments produce sound when air is blown into them, either by blowing air into the instrument which vibrates and produces sounds (such as Flutes, Pan Pipes and Recorders). Other instruments use the air to vibrate a reed within the instrument (such as Saxophone, Clarinet and Bassoons).

WOODWIND INSTRUMENTS

RECORDER

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The recorder is a woodwind musical instrument in the group known as internal duct flutes—flutes with a whistle mouthpiece. It is distinguished from other duct flutes by having a thumb-hole for the upper hand and seven finger-holes: three for the upper hand and four for the lower. It is the most prominent duct flute in the western classical tradition.

 

Instrument Cover – Clarinets

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Our instrument polices all cover your items should they be stolen, accidentally damaged and lost and, in the event of one of those unfortunate events, we intend to get you back up and playing your instruments as soon as possible with our experienced claims service.

As long as it is used to create music your items can be insured on our policies.

Wind Instruments

These instruments produce sound when air is blown into them, either by blowing air into the instrument which vibrates and produces sounds (such as Flutes, Pan Pipes and Recorders). Other instruments use the air to vibrate a reed within the instrument (such as Saxophone, Clarinet and Bassoons).

WOODWIND INSTRUMENTS

CLARINET

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The clarinet is a musical-instrument family belonging to the group known as the woodwind instruments. It has a single-reed mouthpiece, a straight cylindrical tube with an almost cylindrical bore, and a flared bell. A person who plays a clarinet is called a clarinetist (sometimes spelled clarinettist).

Instrument Cover – Flutes

 

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Our instrument polices all cover your items should they be stolen, accidentally damaged and lost and, in the event of one of those unfortunate events, we intend to get you back up and playing your instruments as soon as possible with our experienced claims service.

As long as it is used to create music your items can be insured on our policies.

Wind Instruments

These instruments produce sound when air is blown into them, either by blowing air into the instrument which vibrates and produces sounds (such as Flutes, Pan Pipes and Recorders). Other instruments use the air to vibrate a reed within the instrument (such as Saxophone, Clarinet and Bassoons).

WOODWIND INSTRUMENTS

FLUTE

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The flute is a family of musical instruments in the woodwind group. Unlike woodwind instruments with reeds, a flute is an aerophone or reedless wind instrument that produces its sound from the flow of air across an opening. According to the instrument classification of Hornbostel–Sachs, flutes are categorized as edge-blown aerophones. A musician who plays the flute can be referred to as a flute player, flautist, flutist or, less commonly, fluter or flutenist.