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Learn how to hold your violin and bow, learn to play in tune and master this beautiful instrument with these free violin lessons:
In this lesson, we're going to play our FIRST etude that will prepare us for our first violin concerto in a couple of lessons. Free book download! Your first etudeWhat's the point of practicing etudes? You will notice that when you learn a new technique and you...
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...
Learn to play with dynamics (loud and soft) and slur notes in C major with this beautiful Melody from the Twelve Easy Pieces by Robert Pracht. Learn to play slurs in C major with this beautiful melody After the slower Morning Prayer, you'll develop playing with the...
Learn to play dynamics (loud and soft), improve your violin sound and get used to playing in C major with the low 2nd finger Improve your dynamics and sound quality With this beautiful melody, the Morning Prayer by Pracht, you'll learn to play loud and soft to express...
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!
Play the violin better by doing this effective warm up routine before you practice! You’ll learn bow hand, sound and scale exercises.
Learn to read notes as a beginner violinist in just 20 minutes with this crash course! I guarantee it’s not difficult.
How to pluck the strings on the violin? In this video I explain four ways to do pizzicato and which way of plucking you should do when:
Learn how to hold the violin properly and play with a great sound! This video shows your full body posture: feet, knees, hips, spine, arms and hands
Practicing for many hours can be useless or even counterproductive when you’re doing it wrong.
In this video I share 3 tips to get faster progress in practicing on the violin and save time:
Get rid of your beginner sound is soon as possible: Learn to bow smoothly and create a beautiful tone on your violin
Yes! You can learn to play the violin as an adult.
On her popular YouTube channel, my client Marijke shares her experiences and progress as an adult beginner on the violin.
In the Violin Lounge Academy I teach dozens of students worldwide to play the violin beautifully.
I do this through in depth step by step video courses, video exchange and live 1 on1 violin lessons via Skype. I live in Holland (Europe) and my online student Blair lives in Georgia (USA).
Is there a mistake that you just keep making all the time in your violin playing? A difficult run perhaps?
In this video I’m going to give you some practice strategies to correct this mistake.
What to do if you find Something Different on the Internet than what your Teacher Tells you | Violin Lounge TV #240
In this video I give you 5 tips to end the confusion if you find something different on the internet than your teacher tells you in your private lesson. It might clarify some things to you and end some frustration for teachers.
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 episode is about how many times you should repeat something while practicing the violin. We all know practice makes perfect. Did you know in some cases too many repeats can make your playing worse?
We live in an age in which you can download most of your sheet music for free. That’s wonderful, but all those loose papers can become a big mess. Sometimes I think the earth just opens up, swallows a lot of sheet music and then closes again. To avoid loosing your sheet music, I’ve got some tips for you:
The violin, viola and cello are available in different sizes. Smaller sizes are made for children (3/4 size and down) and adults for which the standard size is too large (like a 7/8 violin or cello).
Some time ago I came across this interesting article where the science behind bowing technique and tone production on the violin is explained. Read it here! It’s a very interesting article and I do use it myself, as a violin teacher, to explain to students more about bowing and tone (if they are interested).