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
Learn the two-octave C major scale on the violin. With this, you've learned all C major notes in the first position. Learn the low first finger, so you can play the C major two-octave scale on the violin. This scale comes in very handy playing various songs and pieces...
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. How to play the two octave G major scale on the violin Watch the video above. Get the sheet music, violin tabs and free beginner books...
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.
This episode is about having more fun while practicing scales. You probably know that practicing scales is essential for building up a good violin technique and playing in tune with a beautiful tone.
We all know that it’s not always fun to play scales and a lot of students find it to be quite boring. With these 5 tips you can experience more fun while practicing scales:
This episode of Violin Lounge TV gives you a good warm up exercise that loosens up your left hand fingers and trains you to move them independently. This is an important exercise that will help you develop a good left hand technique.
These exercises are useful for beginners to professionals and everything in between.
Practice makes permanent.
If you play on the whole fingerboard without minding the intonation (playing in tune), than you will not only NOT learn the right technique, but you will learn a wrong technique. You’ll make the wrong spots and the out of tune notes permanent.
This is why it’s important to try to play in tune right from the start and to be very precise while practicing.
This video is about how to practice double stops and play them in tune.
A double stop is when you play two notes (or more) at the same time on the violin or viola. These notes can be fingered or open strings.
Here are 3 steps to practice double stops:
This video teaches you the first 3 octave major scale that you can learn on the violin and the viola.
On the violin this is the G major 3 octave scale starting on the open G string and on the viola this is the C major 3 octave scale starting on the open C string.