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Fiddlermans violin and fiddle fingerboard fingering chart
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Fiddlerman
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February 3, 2011 - 11:40 pm
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Download and print "Fiddlermans fingerboard chart" and place it in
a practice room or somewhere that you can study it from time to time.
Learn where the fingers go down for the different notes looking at the
the fingering chart.

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Fiddlerman said:

Download and print "Fiddlermans fingerboard chart" and place it in
a practice room or somewhere that you can study it from time to time.
Learn where the fingers go down for the different notes looking at the
the fingering chart.

Fiddlerman,

I think it is very nice and generous of you to offer so many information, tips, etc etc on your website.

I could play twinkle twinkle little star on a violin, and if I practice, I probably could play other children songs. I have been watching your turorial videos, but I'm still looking for a violin. As I said my daughter just started to take violin lessons and I probably will pick up some techniques from her teacher. From you point of view, should I even let her know I am "stealing" from her? I felt bad about it

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Fiddlerman said:

Download and print "Fiddlermans fingerboard chart" and place it in
a practice room or somewhere that you can study it from time to time.
Learn where the fingers go down for the different notes looking at the
the fingering chart.

 

On your fingering chart, GM DM etc, I figered the Ms stand for major, are there minors in violin music?

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Well, minors have their equivalents in major keys. So, it's not really necessary. Just as F# is Gb, there are equivalent major/minor keys

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pky said:

On your fingering chart, GM DM etc, I figered the Ms stand for major, are there minors in violin music?

Yes - there are minor keys with all instruments.

As Daniel said they are included in the charts by their relevant keys. For example: C M = Am = no sharps or flats = to play an A minor scale start on A and play all natural notes

CM=Am   DM=Bm   EM=Cm   FM=Dm   GM=Em   AM=Fm   BM=Gm

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Thank you! That's very interesting! I'm trying to compare it with piano. I would have to learn to play violin to make this concept concrete to myselfblink.

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Oh, the "M"s confused me. I'm used to "C=a" or "D=Bm". I've never seen major keys written as anything but plain capital letters (unless they're sharp or flat of course!).

 

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As I said my daughter just started to take violin lessons and I probably will pick up some techniques from her teacher. From you point of view, should I even let her know I am "stealing" from her? I felt bad about it

No way, once you learn something that knowledge becomes yours. Your daughter's teacher has had plenty of teachers his/herself, and you know that tips from your daughter aren't worth anything near the cost of lessons from an experienced professional.

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I agree - You shouldn't feel bad. As a matter of a fact she shouldn't get upset in the slightest if you tell her. Just soak it in as much as you can.

@ anathama - I'm just trying to make it clearer for people. When you teach you can't take for granted that people know what you mean. But I can see how a big M could be confusing. I probably should have written out the word as well for example. C major =a minor.

Thanks for pointing it out.

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Sorry, I agree the 'M' is a little confusing.  But I've had a look at the charts and they're very comprehensive, showing each note clearly.  For people who can't read music they'd need to have those notes relayed to a staff, a time-consuming process, but it works.

@pky ... I come from the piano to violin, and I've found the easiest way to find the corresponding minor key is to count down 3 half notes ... i.e. from C ... B,Bb,A minor ... or from G ... F sharp,F,E minor.  Then play the scale from that note, not forgetting the original sharps and flats.

Hope that helps,

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Or going with the WWHWWHWW pattern.

In comparison, a major scale is WWHWWWHW

 

Btw that pattern includes the 8th XD

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anathama and fiddlerman,

Thank you for telling me not to feel bad and to soak in whatever she teaches my daughter. The more I'm on this website, the more I want to get a violin to learn it myself; fiddlerman, could you raffle off one violin every month? drooling🙂

 

Wow, about your responses on the fingering chart! Thanks a lot!! i really have to get a violin and try it out! right now as long as i know the notes on 0 string, i could play tunes, (just like I could play tunes on my two-string Chinese violin). To play scales, i will have to practice. 

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I have to take it easy with giving away the violins or the whole thing will be done after a half a year 🙁

Sorry......exactly

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Thank you so much, this is a really helpful chart.  wow, I need to learn more and practice more.  The more I think I know, the more I realize that I have to learn!

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