Violin Guide for beginner.
The violin is one of the most beautiful instruments to play and one of the most challenging aspects of Learning.
Learning the violin is a long way, but with patience, discipline you can achieve this.
In this article, there are some basic tips for a beginner which and help you to start the violin learning.
Know your Violin
Holding your Violin
- Violin should be placed on your shoulder correctly.
- Sit or stand tall. Open the collarbones wide, and keep your head facing forward in line with your spine.
- Holding the violin horizontally (parallel with the floor) to the floor by the right upper shoulder and guiding it with your right hand, bring it toward you at an angle to your left
- Place the violin on your left collarbone (some violinists prefer the soft spot just behind the collarbone), and rest the left side of your jaw on the chin rest.
- As you bring the violin toward you, Place the violin on your left collarbone. Turn your head slightly to the left side of your chin rest under your jaw to the left of your chin.
- If your position is correct, you should feel relaxed and able to easily move your head up and down and side to side. Your shoulder rest should allow you to hold your violin with no help from your hands.
Learning the violin
- The Violin has four open strings.
- They are named from lowest to highest,
- left to right, and thick to thin. This sentence
- will help you remember which order they are in:
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Start the practice with open strings, aiming for smooth straight bows. The open strings on the violin are:
The lowest note is G, the highest string is E.
Play them without looking!
In this exercise there are three sorts of note.
- The first line has notes that last for 4 beats – semibreves.
- The second line has notes that last for 2 beats – minims.
- In the third line there are more minims and some new 1 beat notes called crotchets.
Here is a little piece for open strings:
G and D, E and A
How long is each note in this piece? The little rectangles are two beat rests.
In most music, the notes fit a beat. Beats are grouped in bars. The number of beats in a bar changes the way the music feels.
The first beat of a bar is usually a stronger beat than the others.
This music has 4 beats in a bar:
All the notes are one beat notes. The ******** sign means 1 beat silence (rest) and the – sign means two beats rest.
In this piece, the beats are grouped in threes.
Notice the last note is a minim with a dot, which lasts 3 beats.
Finally, practice every day! Enjoy what you do! Find time to listen to some violin music in as many different styles as possible!
Taking Care of Your Violin
- Your violin is costly and is made of breakable wooden parts, So Handle With Care.
- Keep your violin safe and do not let anyone play this except your teacher or an experienced player
- Always wash your hands before playing your instrument.
- Never push down the case lid to make it close all the way. Before closing and latching it, check for things that may be out of place inside.
- Keep your instrument clean! After playing, wipe off with a soft clean cloth.
- Do not let your instrument get too hot or too cold. If the temperature is uncomfortable for you, it is also bad for your instrument.
- Make sure your bridge is lined up correctly and standing straight at all times. If it gets out of place, ask your teacher to fix it for you.
- Allow only an experienced repair person to fix your instrument.