How to Play Schubert’s Ave Maria on the Violin | Violin & Viola TV #216

by | Jan 19, 2016 | Christmas Songs on the Violin, Repertoire | 4 comments

In this video I teach you how to play Schubert’s Ave Maria on the violin.

I use the first and the third position. If you can’t play the third position yet, it’s possible to play everything in the first position.

Click here to download the sheet music for free!

Watch this video and I will walk you through this piece and tell you all about the fingering, bowing en rhythm:

Some general tips I give in the video:

  • Always keep the accompaniment in your mind while playing the solo.
  • Practice the rhythm very solid first. After that you can take more freedom.
  • Play it very smoothly.
  • Listen to singers performing this piece and play it like you would sing it.

Did you like learning to play this piece? Is this video helpful to you? Please let me know in the comments below! If you like it, share it with your friends!



PS: Do you have questions or struggles on violin or viola playing? Post a comment below or send an e-mail to and I might dedicate a Violin & Viola TV episode to answering your question!


  1. Cindy

    Hi Zlata
    I really enjoyed the video, I’m a beginner on the violin. I would love if you could make a video of viva LA vida. I’d love to learn that one. Still working on my vibrato. Thank you for all your help.

  2. Lawrence Michael

    Hi Zlata:
    I love this piece and really appreciate your insightful commentary on playing it.

    • Zlata

      You’re so welcome 🙂


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