Category: Daily Lesson

G Harmonic Minor Scale

In the G minor scale, we use Finger Pattern 2 on the G string, then Finger Pattern 1 on the D string, but with the 1st finger extended back.

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Twinkle Twinkle BBA

Without using the bow, let's learn how to tap the 1st, 2nd and 3rd fingers in the right place ... first on your arm, and then on your violin!

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Climbing The Scale (G, D, A)

Check your hand shape before you start! These finger patterns will help you develop your left hand technique and make your fingers fast and strong!

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Rock ’n’ Roll Rondo

Here is a piece of music in which the tune comes back again and again. In bars 13 to 16, you can create your own melody in a similar style!

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First Finger Notes B and E

B sits on the middle line and the tail can go either up or down. B sits next to Open String A on the stave, and is played with the 1st finger.

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Sight-Reading 6

These two songs are based on the scales of G and D. Play them through without stopping, and remember to keep a steady beat throughout!

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Rhythm Bank 17

A syncopated musical rhythm, where a very short note is followed by a long one, is called a scotch snap. Here are some rhythms featuring the scotch snap for you to practise!

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Body Signing

Learn notes quickly by tapping different parts of your body with both hands. Each part of the body represents a different note!

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Finger Placements

We place the fingers on the strings of the violin to create the notes. Here are some 'finger numbers' and grid patterns that you can use to make it easier!

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Vivaldi Autumn

This exciting tune from Vivaldi's 'Four Seasons' needs to be played quite fast!

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Musical Sums 6

Check these 'musical sums' carefully ... there’s a mixture of plus and minus symbols!

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How to Hold the Violin

Here is a tune to sing whilst you bring the violin into playing position. Try it without the violin first!

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My Turn Next Time

Play this beautiful duet as expressively as you can! Practise all the big intervals slowly, until your slurred string crossings are smooth and perfectly in time!

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We Have Lift Off

Time for some dynamics! Go from quiet to loud, to quiet, to very loud, to infinity and beyond!! In this lesson, we practise changing the speed, weight and contact point of the bow.

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The Balloon Trip

An Adventure in the Air! Can you fill in the note names to discover what happens to the hot air balloon? Only those who know where the notes go can […]

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Super Speedy Super Fly (Course B)

Test the speed of your left hand fingers, as Super-Speedy Super Fly flies high into the sky!

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