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Learn all about note values, time signatures, measures, what 4/4 means, what tempo or BPM to use and much more:
Tips for effective practicing with a metronome, so you can get fast progress on the music you play. Learn about speed, subdivisions and difficult rhythms:
Why is horse hair the best for violin bow hair? What’s the difference between a pernambuco stick or a carbon fiber one? Read here:
Spiccato strokes are short and fast, and the bow leaves the string after each stroke, creating a “bouncy” sound.
Staccato, or “detached” in Italian, is a bowing technique where you stop the bow at each bow change to create separation. More generally, it is also a musical term that indicates short, separated notes.
Detaché (which is literally just “detached” in French) is probably the first stroke you learned on violin, along with simple staccato.
Beginner guide to reading sheet music for the violin. Learn how to read which note and finger to play and in which rhythm:
Sad violin music that will make you cry: Schindler’s List, Tschaikovsky concerto, Barber’s Adagio, Melodie from Orfeo and more:
Who is the most famous violinist in the world? Here’s the top 30 greatest violinist of all time. Paganini, Sarasate, Auer, Kreisler, Jascha Heifetz, Hilary Hahn and many more: