When choosing a violinist you have the option of acoustic or an electric violin. Both options provide a beautiful sound. With an electric violin you get an instrument that is capable of getting a little rougher sound, like you would want in a piece of rock music.
All violinists can perform on both instruments: electric and acoustic. Here is an example of a classical piece of music performed on an electric violin. Listen to the sound output.
You can hear that it's a classical piece of music, the electric violin gives it more of an edge.
The following video is the more traditional sound achieved on an acoustic violin; combined here as a duo with a pianist.
Both sound beautiful, and both instruments can be combined with other instrumentation such as flute, harp, cellos, etc.
The following video is a duet between harp and violin. The violinist is playing an electric violin.
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