Discover The Library

The ViolinSchool Library is a practice assistant like no other ... packed full of everything you need to make your practice efficient, effective and FUN! 

The varied sections of the library provide CLARITY and VARIETY for your practice, and our graded sequence of sheet music will take you step by step through each level.





We talk about playing scales all the time, but we rarely hear the reason why. Visit here to find out why we should play scales & why they are so important.
Can you survive the 10 Beat Challenge? A great exercise for warming up your bowing, and for making clear and consistent sounds on whole bows.
ViolinSchool’s String Crossing Exercises – eight pages of rhythm and bowing patterns – will help you get really really good at crossing strings!
Hook, Line, & Sinker is a great study to use for practising hooked bowing. We use this technique to avoid unwanted accents or using too much bow when playing uneven note values. (such as dotted rhythms) in order to avoid unwanted accents on the shorter notes and to stop us from running out of bow!
Practise your scales with different rhythm patterns, to make your left and right hand movements more independent, and improve your coordination.
Give your 1st finger a proper exercise session with this first-finger-focused exercise based on quaver and dotted quaver rhythms!
These incredibly useful left hand exercises will help you to get really familiar with the placing of your fingers in the first four positions.
These exercises are brilliant for practising double-stopped sixths! Use them for intonation work, and to develop a really solid left hand technique!
Is this the ultimate workout for advanced players? If your left hand can survive this, it can survive anything! To prevent cramps, keep your left thumb relaxed...
Tricky Trills will help you to practise double-stopped trills. Trills in thirds … trills in sixths … trills in octaves … and more … Very tricky trills indeed!
Violinists often play portato (slightly re-articulated notes) instead of legato (smooth and connected). This study will help you to play as legato as possible!
For a happy marriage of aural and muscle memories, keep the first finger down and learn the distances to the other notes within the hand ‘frame'.
G, D, and A are the most common keys in violin music, so it’s worth getting to know the scales and arpeggios them so well that they become old friends!
Pace your bow speed, and lift / drop your left hand fingers evenly, to fit the right number of notes into each bow stroke.
Try the basic 1 Octave scale with separate bows (one after the other), then slurred (multiple notes per bow stroke).
Now it's time to apply all the techniques you've practised, by playing through these short G Major pieces.
Once you can play the notes of the scale fluently, add different rhythms into your scale practice as well!
This varied selection of different finger patterns will help you to build up your muscle memory in G Major.
Each of these super-shifting-scales will help you get your left hand moving smoothly between different positions - in the key of your choice!
1st Position G Minor Arpeggio exercises featuring different note patterns, rhythms, bowings and articulations.
Arpeggio-based note patterns, rhythms, bowings, techniques, and articulation exercises in 1st position G major.

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