Learn How to Play the Violin the Right Way

learn how to play the violin the right way

Learn How To Play The Violin The Right Way

Many music lovers show a desire to learn how to play the violin or the guitar. For some reason, these are among the most popular instruments to learn. If you’re one of these aspiring learners, you will need to understand the process as it is not as easy as you may think. Read the following tips about tuning and learning to play the violin the appropriate way.

Before starting out with your lessons, you should first buy a good starter kit. Along with the instrument, it is also necessary to get all the accessories such as extra strings and a protective cover. You must keep your new instrument in good shape so that it produces high quality sound. Changing the strings on a regular basis will also help.

The next step you need to take is tuning. This can be done by direct tuning according to piano notes. If you do not have a keyboard or piano tuner, look on the internet. There are many programs that play notes from your computer speakers and can be tuned accordingly. The notes are G, D, A and E. The G string is the thickest and D is thinner with E being the thinnest.

Now you are ready to learn about holding your musical instrument the proper way. If you hold the violin by gripping it tightly, thinking it will slip off, you will not be able to play correctly. Put only slight pressure and always hold it in your left hand as you can easily slide your fingers up and down the strings.

Your left hand should be pointing in downward direction, and your arm facing forward. The instrument will rest on your thumb and your forefingers on the strings. Depending on which string you are playing, the bow should be held in the right hand. Always take extra care not to drop the instrument, so if you are feeling tired, try practicing another day.

If you need the help of a professional music tutor, the best method is to find someone in your local area. This is what most people would do when they get started in this skill. You should make sure your tutor has adequate experience in teaching how to play musical instruments. However, some people do not have the budget to hire a tutor and instead, they purchase instructional books from a music store.

The other alternatives to tutors or books are instructional DVDs which can help you understand all the playing techniques. These DVD tutorials will provide you with good information and knowledge to help you gain confidence. But by far the best way to teach yourself how to play an instrument is via the internet.

The World Wide Web has opened doors of opportunity for people to learn new skills. This is possible through video uploading, website sharing and one to one tutorial by different tutors online. You can find many sites offering basic, intermediate and expert levels of lessons on video or text.

You may also visit online forums and blogs and read about other musicians who share their information about the industry. Using these resources, you can learn how to play the violin, regardless of where you live. This is the most affordable method of effectively learning the skill without spending huge amount of money on private tutoring.

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  1. Robert Wellman
    5 years ago

    THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THESE INSTRUCTIONS! I PLAY MANDOLIN AND GUITAR IN CHURCH. I WANT TO LEARN HOW TO PLAY THE VIOLIN. I HAVE ONE BUT DON’T KNOW HOW TO PLAY.


  2. carlos
    5 years ago

    How much cost then whole course that price is one time only or have others charges

    please answer my soon tkz Carlos


    • dlneuen
      5 years ago

      Hi Carlos,

      The Speedy Violin Lessons Course is just $39.97 – Thanks!


  3. dudety
    5 years ago

    this is amazing!


  4. Norma
    5 years ago

    thank you very much for the help. I had no idea how to even start with the violin. With practice it should be fun.