How to make a BIG BEAUTIFUL SOUND on a CHEAP VIOLIN | Violin Lounge TV #391

by | Nov 18, 2020 | Beautiful Tone | 6 comments

Learn to sound great on a cheap beginner violin in this lesson:

Pro violinist demonstrates how to get a beautiful tone on a $ 29 violin

I’m ALL for nerding out on the smallest differences in high end violin bows and strings. You probably know that already if you’re following me for a while. At the same time I want to spread the message that learning the violin is possible within almost any budget.

You don’t NEED an expensive violin to learn to play and make a good sound.

When you dream about playing the violin, get started with what you can get. You can learn step by step and upgrade along the way. Playing a cheap violin and having fun is ALWAYS better than not playing at all.

Scroll down for the violins I recommend as a violin teacher,

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Classical violinist helping you overcome technical struggles and play with feeling by improving your bow technique.

Cheap beginner violins to buy online

These are the violins I tested and recommend as a violin teacher

Share your aha moment from this violin lesson in the comments below!


  1. Jane Woodsidd

    I had never heard before that the e string reveals bowing weaknesses that may be hidden when you play other strings. But that makes sense and I’ll be watching out for that! Thanks!

  2. Kathryn

    Well I guess I can’t blame my cheap violin on my poor sound, you make this one sound great! Thanks so much for your videos, I am enjoying your classes and learning a lot. My bowing seems to have issues with a whistling sound at times and like it isn’t vibrating on the strings. But I think I am improving.

    • Violinist Zlata Brouwer

      Glad to read that, Kathryn, try using a little more rosin and a little more weight from your arm while playing. Perhaps a lower bow speed also helps. Just experiment.

  3. Veena Johari

    Hi Zlata,

    your videos are interesting and reiterate things we tend to forget.

    Double stops is a weak point – to get the correct pressure on the bow and the correct position. It would be great if you could make a video on that too.

    Thanks a lot.


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