Play in Tune on the Violin
Learn to improve your intonation and position play
Free violin lessons that teach you how to hit the right notes on your violin
Fix your pinky, so you can play in tune with a beautiful sound on the violin. Do these violin fourth finger exercises:
Your left thumb position can make it easier for your left hand fingers to reach the notes on the violin. Also it can improve your intonation and speed.
In a descending scale, you might find it difficult to go from a fourth finger to a high third. Here are tips to play this in tune:
Minor scale tutorial for beginner violinists.
I cover some music theory about the difference between major and minor and how to play it:
Violin lesson about playing a semitone from the high third finger to the fourth finger in tune in the first position and higher:
Learn the two-octave C major scale on the violin. With this, you’ve learned all C major notes in the first position.
With the two octave G major scale you learn to change between the high and low second finger and play in G major on all strings.
You’ll learn the low second finger making it possible to learn the C major and G major one octave scales on the violin. Play along with me!
Discover the range of the violin, how the fingerboard works and where to find all notes with this video lesson and handy free fingering chart:
Learn the exact spots of all possible notes on the violin fingerboard and play in tune with this video and FREE fingering chart:
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
Maybe you can get there in a scale, but how to hit that high note in tune in one go? Apply this simple trick and practice strategy:
Lost on the fingerboard? With this exercise, you learn to hit that high note safe and secure. Learn to find any position out of the blue.
Train your left hand, finger flexibility, play in tune and play fast runs easily with these finger independence exercises:
How to fluently change strings with the same finger on one string to the other string?
For example to go from a third finger on the D string to a third finger on the A string
In this video I explain how you can move your finger from one string to the other without lifting it:
Does your violin playing sometimes sound sloppy? By playing with your fingertips instead of your arms, you can create a clean sound with clear articulation on your violin. I'll explain the left hand as well as the right hand technique in this video: 1) Strong left...
How to improve your intonation on the violin?
The biggest struggle of violinists is to find and hit the right notes consistently
Improving your intonation is not just a matter of practicing more or listening well. You need some good practice strategies.
I play the violin for over twenty years, but my intonation improved most in the two years I didn’t practice scales…
Large viola's have a full and deep sound, but it might be difficult to reach all notes with your left hand. This video teaches you how to position your left hand and thumb, so you can easily place your fingers on the right spots. Don't worry that your arms or hands...
In this video I explain how you combine your bowing technique with your left hand technique in string crossings and how your fingers can prepare for the coming note.