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Violin beginner? Here's a few starter's tips.CAVEAT: This is the way I do it. It's not the only way. It may not be the best way. But it's ...
Always keep your fiddle in its case. Before putting it away, always:loosen your bowclean down the violin and bow of any dust or rosin with a dusterwipe the ...
(NB: This is a Viva rest: there are many other types)Hold the neck of the fiddle in your right hand, face down Hold the shoulder rest in your ...
Hold the violin and feet against your tummy so it doesn't moveWith your left hand, hold the other end of the shoulder restHook the feet over the far ...
The finished position should look like this
After playing you should always release all the tension from the bow, such that the hairs are loose. Here is a bow untightened.
Before playing, you need to put the bow under tension by winding the knob on the end. Here is a bow correctly tensioned for playing.
Notice that there is still a good bend in the bow. Do not attempt to "straighten it out". It should NEVER look like this.
After tightening it and before playing, rosin the hairs. Unless the bow hair is very new, you need only rub the rosin up and down the bow hair ...
The parts of the bow have names. The pointy end is called the tip, and the winding end is called the frog. The bit near the tip is ...
How you hold the bow is crucial in getting a good sound, so it's worth working on this to get it right.Take the frog in your right hand ...
Relax your hand. In this position, the bow should be absolutely firm without your having to grip hard. You should be able to wave the bow around in ...
We count the strings from the thinnest one to the thickest.
And they are tuned to the following note names:
You can tune them to the piano like this:
To tune the fiddle we adjust the pegs and/or string adjusters. This is trickier than it seems, so if you're an absolute beginner you might want to let ...
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