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Shifting vs Glissando vs Portamento on the Violin: What’s the difference?
Learn four different expressive ways of shifting positions on the violin: regular shifts, jump shifts, portamento and glissando:
How to Play Trills on the Violin
In this guide to violin trills you’ll learn how to trill, on or above the notes and the types of trills there are on the violin:
What are Violin Arpeggios? (and why should you practice them)
Scales and arpeggios are great to improve your violin technique. Read what arpeggios are and how they are structured with charts:
All Violin Notes in the First Position for Beginners
Find all the notes on the violin as a beginner violinist with this finger chart and sheet music. All first position notes explained:
Insights on Teaching Toddlers Violin from a Violin Teacher and Mom of 5
The great thing about the violin is that one can learn from a very young age. This interview gives insights around teaching violin to toddlers:
Legato Violin Bowing Technique
Legato is the violin bow stroke we use for slurred notes in the sheet music. The transitions between the notes are fluent.
How to read rhythms and note values in sheet music
Learn all about note values, time signatures, measures, what 4/4 means, what tempo or BPM to use and much more:
How to practice with a metronome (+ free online metronome)
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:
What are violin bows made of? These are the best materials:
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: