"Мой дедушка сейчас играет на скрипке."
Translation:My grandfather is playing the violin now.
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Yes, if a noun ending with "-а" or "-я" can't possibly be applied to a woman, then it's masculine.
There are also so called common gender nouns, that change their gender depending on the person. For example "a judge" is "судья". If you want to say "this judge" it would be "этот судья" if male and "эта судья" if female.
Also there is a word "персона" which is always feminine even if you talk about a man. (There might be others, but I can't remember any off the top of my head.)