Setting Up A New Violin A guide for beginner violinists to set up and maintain their instruments. Most violins sold on the internet are shipped to the buyers uninstalled. Some people may find it confusing to setup. Here are some helpful instructions. A Beginner's Guide to Instruments of the Orchestra Learn about the four different families of instruments found in an orchestra. Understand the characteristics of each instrument so that you can recognize them the next time you go to the symphony! Finding the Right Chin Rest for Violin / Viola The chin rest that came with your instrument when you bought it might not be a good fit. Learn about some of the factors to consider when selecting a chin rest.