4 Ways to Play Soft or Loud on the Violin or Viola

by | Dec 27, 2013 | Beautiful Tone | 4 comments

Can you play as soft and loud you want on the violin or viola? How to do it?

Do you know there are 4 ways to play soft and loud on the violin or viola?

UPDATED VERSION: Click here to watch my video with 7 different violin techniques to play loud and soft.

How and when to use them, so you can use dynamics in every way you like and find most suitable for the piece you are playing?

1) Amount of bow (lots or a little)
2) weight of your arm
3) place on the string
4) amount of bow hair you use
Is this video useful to you? Please let me know in the comments!



PS: Do you have questions for me on violin or viola playing? Post a comment below or send an e-mail to info@violinlounge.com


  1. Natasha

    Thank youuuuuuuu. I really love your video

    • Zlata

      Great to read that, Natasha!

  2. Kate

    Hi zlata I love watching your video’s I keep having trouble making my violin sound quieter (PP) but no matter what I try my teacher can’t hear a difference, I try recording myself and I don’t hear a huge difference either, is there any tips you can give me?

    Your a great violinist too!!



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