The 7 Periods of Classical Music | Online Violin Lessons

The 7 Periods of Classical Music | Online Violin Lessons Classical music has a long, rich history, beginning as early as the 400s AD. This article will cover the 7 main periods of classical music. Each period has its own unique style, and studying each will help you gain a deeper understanding of the evolution…

Proud to Be An American | Violin Sheet Music

Proud to Be An American | Violin Sheet Music With the 4th of July quickly coming up, I thought I’d share one of my favorite patriotic pieces arranged specifically for the violin. Today, I’m sharing my arrangement of “Proud to Be An American”. This arrangement is suitable for violin students in Suzuki Book 2 and…

A Critical Look at the Suzuki Violin Method | Online Violin Lessons

A Critical Look at the Suzuki Violin Method | Online Violin Lessons If you have had any interest in learning to play the violin, you have likely come across something called the Suzuki method. What is the Suzuki method, and why is it so popular? Read on to learn the pros and cons of this…

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How to Master Double Stops | Online Violin Lessons

  How to Master Double Stops | Online Violin Lessons Many composers use double stops in violin music to create interest, add depth, and incorporate complex harmonies. Double stops are an intermediate-level technique and can be tricky to get the hang of. With a lot of practice and some tips from this article, you can…

violin strings buying guide

Violin Strings Buying Guide | Online Violin Lessons

Violin Strings Buying Guide | Online Violin Lessons     As a beginner violinist, you likely won’t give much thought to what types of strings you want to use. However, as you advance you may consider putting some more thought into the type of strings you want. Each violin has a unique “voice”, and changing…

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How to Create A Practice Routine That Works | Online Violin Lessons

How to Create A Violin Practice Routine That Works | Online Violin Lessons     If you want to become a great violinist — whether professional or amateur — you need to have a practice routine. Your practice routine should be specific to you and largely depends on what your goals are and how much…

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The A Major Scale | Online Violin Lessons

The A Major Scale | Online Violin Lessons     Scales are a foundational technique to master in order to become a great violinist. In this post, I’ll walk you through the first scale that most violinists learn – the one-octave A Major scale.   A Major Scale Notes All major scales follow this pattern…

Beginner Violin Bow Strokes | Online Violin Lessons

Beginner Violin Bow Strokes | Online Violin Lessons     Violinists use a variety of bowing techniques to add style and interest to violin playing. Understanding these techniques can help you in your own playing and appreciate other violinists’ playing as well. Today, I’m sharing four beginner bow strokes and how to execute them.  …

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“Cruel Summer” by Taylor Swift | Violin Sheet Music

“Cruel Summer” by Taylor Swift | Violin Sheet Music     I am SO impressed by Taylor Swift. Seriously! I remember listening to her 15 years ago in high school, and she has managed to keep herself relevant today. Way to go, Taylor! Today, I’m excited to share my printable violin sheet music for my…

staccato

How to Play Staccato | Online Violin Lessons

How to Play Staccato | Online Violin Lessons     One of the fun things about playing the violin is you can make many different types of sounds using only your bow. Staccato and legato are two of the bow strokes that beginners first learn to execute. Read on to learn more about how to…

violin harmonics

All About Violin Harmonics | Online Violin Lessons

All About Violin Harmonics | Online Violin Lessons     Harmonics can seem confusing and complicated at first, but they are actually some of the easiest notes to play on the violin. And while it can be difficult to understand the science behind how they actually work, you don’t need to know anything about auditory…

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Instrument Care | Online Violin Lessons

Instrument Care | Online Violin Lessons     Stringed instruments require special care in order to keep up the health of the instrument. Follow these important guidelines in order to keep your violin in excellent playing condition.   Store Your Instrument in Proper Conditions Because violins are made from wood, they require proper temperature and…