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Don’t get overwhelmed thinking you have to learn everything immediately, it doesn’t work like that, take your time, solidify playing simple tunes. Repetition on the violin is more effective than on any other string instrument, but make sure you do it correctly. Scales help you to play in tune, they also help when it comes to playing keys with lots of flats. Arpeggios are great for learning to play in tune, you can also slide the arpeggio up the neck to practice shifting, arpeggios are found in lots of classical pieces, If you don’t know what scales sound like listen to them on the internet so you have an idea of the intervals between notes. Scales have to be played perfectly in tune and are the basis of all music, but especially violin, on a guitar they are easy, but not so much on violin as you have to use your ears, have a glance at maestronet.

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@IssacBows my teacher stressed importance of keeping fingers down as an anchor for position as much as you can.  especially when crossing strings.  theres always exceptions..  as a general rule it seems to be helping me. when i practice lately..ive been trying to get better sliding ( fiddle music thing) 4th finger up to a note.  in that situation its easier to rely on where the correct 3rd finger note is and use it as the anchor.  kinda hard to use all 4 so letting go of the 1st and maybe 2nd makes it easier.   I think without some type of anchor..if all your fingers come off the finger board youll be more likely to land off note so it seems like your thinking about it similar to what Ive been taught.  hope that is helpful.

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.............Did you check out all the Fiddlerman tutorials?  I don't remember what order he suggests, but I believe I read something about he's starting a "Violin Academy", too! Anyone here know about that? 

Yes, we are. I don't know how active I'll be but I'm working with Gibbles.... I have trouble finding time for this project. However, I hope to make a lot of videos. We should be announcing it soon. We don't want to publish it when there is too little content.

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