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Where To Learn Violin Chords
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I've been adding double stops to my repertoire, but I can't find a detailed instructional video tutorial for chords. 

Thanks for your help guys!

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I believe I've seen a video somewhere before... I don't think it was Fiddlerman, I think it may have been Fiddlehed's youtube channel. I'm at work at the moment, so can't do a ton of searching, but I think it was titled along the lines of How to play Backing Chords? 

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Fiddlerman
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I don't know if this is any help but I made this video a while back.
There are plenty of etudes available for improving double stops but always focus your attention on a base note and intonation of the added note in the beginning.

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I found this accidentally and a little late. Chords are the same for all instruments. But to study them is best at a keyboard instrument. You need to basically study the rules of harmonics.

  • major and minor chords (like C major and C minor)
  • relative minor chords to major c chords (like C major to A minor)
  • dominant seventh chords (like C7)
  • barber shop chord progressions (like from F major down to D7 major and through G7 and C7 back to keynote/tonic F major)

These are basics and if you know the rules you can figure out what notes to play to the note of a melody in order to match the chords of a musical piece. Every tune has their very personal chord progressions. You need a sheet with the chord progressions of a tune in order to find out what notes co combine. Or you have a good ear and experience to do it off the cuff.

Chord progression like for instance for House of the Rising Sun:

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For more complicated harmonics (especially in jazz) you need to study quite a bit more:

  • diminished chords
  • augmented chords
  • sus chords
  • As there are special cases where you combine two different chords to one.
  • As you can add extra notes like major seventh and ninth
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Melodious Double-Stops by Trott is a good book to practice double-stops.

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