How to Play Czardas by Vittorio Monti on the Violin | Violin Lounge TV #328

by | Oct 9, 2019 | Repetoire | 10 comments

Learn to play Vittorio Monti’s Czardas on the violin in this tutorial video! Download the free sheet music with my fingering and bowing notes here:

Learn to play this beautiful violin piece with a gypsy vibe

This was one of favorite pieces as a child and today it is still a great practice piece. You can learn so much from this piece because it has so many elements such as position play, big sounds, fast notes, double stops, harmonics, and more. All of which makes it fun to play! If you aren’t familiar with all of these you don’t need to play everything right away. Simply start with what you know and come back to the rest later!

The vibe is SO important

Focus on expressing what the piece wants to say and less on precise tempo. Don’t try to force it.

If you’re able to play the higher tempo…great! But if not, it’s better to play a bit slower and more controlled with the right gypsy vibe than for you to struggle and be less comfortable. You want to play something beautiful.

Express the contrasts

You have piano parts, different vibes and moods, so you don’t want to play everything fast or everything slow or everything romantic. Be sure to bring lots of different sounds into the piece to express those contrasts!

Watch the full tutorial above to get more detailed instruction on playing this piece

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Video content:

04:30 Largo
08:57 Allegro vivo
14:06 Molto meno (double stops)
15:21 Meno, quasi lento (harmonics)
17:11 Allegro vivace
18:01 Allegretto (D major)

What do you think?

Leave a comment below if you have any questions or if you have another idea for my next tutorial!

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  1. Yael Sauzedde

    Awesome Zlata! I’m a fiddle player but I’ll try to learn some of these passages because it will probably help me learn interesting new skills. Thanks a lot!

    • Hendriëtta

      Heey, this is so amazing! You explain everything clear and I really want to play this piece now! You inspire me so much!

      • Violinist Zlata Brouwer

        That’s great to year, Hendriëtta, keep me up to date about your progress on this piece. What piece would you like me to make a video on next?

    • Violinist Zlata Brouwer

      Certainly, Yael, everything you learn in various styles can benefit all of them :). What would be a next piece you’d like to learn?

  2. Napoleon E. Imoagene

    I really appreciate your efforts Zlata, your lessons have made me a better violinist than I used to be. I am very happy that I can benefit from your sound violin lessons right here in Nigeria

    • Violinist Zlata Brouwer

      How wonderful to read that, Napoleon! That’s what keeps me going making more good stuff :). What’s the next piece you’d like to learn?

  3. marc

    zeer mooi muziekstuk…maar vergt tijd om aan te leren!
    thx voor de download;

    • Violinist Zlata Brouwer

      Veel plezier met het spelen ervan, Marc! Van welk stuk zou je een volgende videoles willen zien?

  4. Robert Virden

    The piece is beautiful when you play it. It’s going to take a lot of practice but I will master this piece. Thanks Zlata you are an inspiration to all who want to play better.

    • Violinist Zlata Brouwer

      Thanks so much, Robert, that’s what keeps me going! What’s a next piece you’d like to learn on the violin?


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