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Second Position on the Violin
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Fiddlerman
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September 15, 2011 - 1:36 pm
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Find Second Position Easily on the Violin

Learn to easily find second position right away without having to search of it. The best way to learn to find a position is to have a guideline. Playing a position with your hand between the scroll and body of the instrument makes it difficult to insure you are right until you actually hear the notes and can readjust. Having a guideline will give you confidence even before playing your first note. Practice scales in second position to reinforce the feeling of being in the correct position.

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Thanks for posting these ways to find the positions FM. I'm going to spend a couple weeks practicing from first to third position then hopefully move on to learn that whole fiddle neck 😉

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Sounds like a good plan. I think third position is a good choice for a place to start. Shifting from 1st to 3rd can offer a lot of flexibility when you want fingering patterns that make more sense.

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Fiddlerman
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September 15, 2011 - 6:29 pm
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Third position is one of the most useful positions. If you only learn one position after 1st it should be 3rd. MGN, a couple of weeks won't be enough, LOL.

Good luck, I know that you are a quick learner.

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I know FM...:-) I just feel it is important to practice all positions right away even as a beginner so you don't get trapped in first position.devil-violin

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Fiddlerman said:

 MGN, a couple of weeks won't be enough, LOL.

 

Aint that the truth.

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Thanks for posting that. I've been wondering where is the second position. LOL

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