How to Find ALL Notes on the Violin Fingerboard | Violin Lounge TV #322
Learn the exact spots of all possible notes on the violin, know which notes you can play and play in tune with this video and fingering chart
Ever wonder how you find all those notes on the violin? I’ll break it down for you here!
When you start you’ll start playing the violin you start in first position which is one tone up from the open string. You can then place your other fingers down as well.
We mainly use the E string to play higher notes but you can also play higher up on the other strings to create that warmer sound.
By using position play, going up the fingerboard, you are able to create higher notes and different sound colors.
In the middle of the string you have one octave higher and as you shorten the string length it continues to go up an octave. So as you move up the fingerboard the notes are smaller distances and closer together. This is demonstrated in my FREE violin fingering chart.
How do we find the highest note?
You can find many similar notes on similar strings because the strings are a 5th apart and when we use our fingers we are always making the note higher. The highest possible note on the violin can be found by playing the A string at the highest possible octave as you move up the string and the distances get shorter and shorter.
Practice is something you hear me talk about A LOT. Same goes for this.
When you are learning, begin with the first position and build up slowly. This ensures your playing does not get sloppy. You must train yourself to transition from one note to another.