Category Archives: Tutorials

Free tutorials on how to play the violin correctly.

Keep Your Bow From Bouncing

Does your bow bounce when you don’t want it to? These 4 tips can help you achieve a smoother more desirable bowing technique. 1) Pulling the bow rather than pushing it – with flexible fingers. 2) Keeping the instrument a … Continue reading

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Violin Exercises without making noise – Quiet Practice

Join the forum discussion on this post Violin Exercises without playing – Quiet practice These exercises are quiet exercises that you can do, some with the violin and some without, when your friends or family are sleeping, or you are … Continue reading

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How to tune a violin.

This video will show you how to tune a violin. Give you some tips that will help you find the right pitch between strings. Continue reading

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Changing the strings on your violin.

This video will show you how to change strings on your violin. It’s always a good idea to change strings on your violin often enough that you both get a good sound and avoid the risk of breakage during performances. … Continue reading

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First piece on the G-string

This video teaches beginners to play on the violin G-string Continue reading

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Time signatures, note lengths, and tempos.

A simple video describing basic music theory. This describes the basics of time signatures, note lengths and tempo markings. Continue reading

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First finger on the G-string

A simple exercise to start off playing the violin after learning to hold the violin and bow. Continue reading

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Drawing the bow across the strings.

Learn how to draw the bow over the violins strings correctly. Learn to make smooth bow changes and to get a steady sound. Continue reading

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Holding the bow

Learn how to hold the bow so that bow changes will be as smooth as possible. Get your fingers to act as the hair on a paint brush does. Learn how to make a big sound. Continue reading

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Holding the violin

Learn how to hold a violin correctly to avoid future problems. Learn the importance of holding the violin comfortably and finding the right chin-rest and shoulder pad. Continue reading

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