Fifth Position on the Violin

Learn to easily find fifth 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 fifth position to reinforce the feeling of being in the correct position.