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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.

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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!
Try the basic 1 Octave scale with separate bows (one after the other), then slurred (multiple notes per bow stroke).
Pace your bow speed, and lift / drop your left hand fingers evenly, to fit the right number of notes into each bow stroke.
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.
Now it's time to apply all the techniques you've practised, by playing through these short G Major pieces.
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.
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.
How to Practise Scales – useful tips, strategies and advice that will help you to increase the effectiveness of your scale and arpeggio practice on the violin!
Never forget the names of the violin’s strings with our favourite mnemonic – Good Dogs Always Eat. From lowest to highest, thickest to thinnest: G, D, A, E!
Don’t worry … you don’t need to know about particle physics for this one! Just the names of each string – G, D, A, & E – where they are, and how they sound!
Time is of the essence! Keep a steady pulse as you practise your pizzicato (plucking). Try it first with a real metronome, then use your ‘inner metronome’ to stay in time!
Meet George, a giant tortoise who really really loves ice cream! Find out what his favourite flavours are in this fun little piece for open strings!
Here’s a set of three short pieces for beginner violinists to try out the pizzicato (string-plucking) technique, using a selection of different rhythms!
Time to cast some spells! Your bow becomes a magic wand to conjure up some wondrous sounds in this bedazzling little open string piece. Abracadabra!!
Time for a nice friendly game of Rock-Paper-Scissors! Cross the strings from low to high, high to low, and then find out who wins! One … Two … Three … ??????!!
A piece for long, slow bows featuring long, slow whole notes (semibreves). Try to use the whole bow for a smoooooooth, resonant sound!
Play with whole bows and then, during the rests, make nice big circles with the bow in the air. This will really help you to get used to the feel of the bow.
Chop up the semibreves into minims, crotchets and quavers (whole notes into halves, quarters, and eighths). Watch out for your fingers … eek … you’ll need those!
Ready ... Steady ... Gooooooooooo!!! These fun rhythms will keep you busy while you wait for the green light! Try clapping them first, then play with the bow.
This classic football rhythm is chanted at matches by fans all over the world. Use it to practise your ‘pizzicato’ technique, then try playing it with the bow as well!

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