Electric violins have been around since the 1930s. Around the same time electric guitars were invented. However, it still feels like a relatively new invention to this day. And that's because for some time, we violinists have had certain notions of electric violins.
But times are different. Technology is more advanced than ever. Any musician can make music off an iPad and share it with millions of listeners online. You don't need to go through a record label anymore to spread your music. And this also gives you more freedom to explore new genres that you like, instead of music that makes economic sense for record labels.
In this article, we're going to explore some of the differences between an electric violin and acoustic violin. And we'll also explore some of the old notions that have stopped violinists from considering electric violins in the past. And why you shouldn't make your decision off those old notions anymore.