Beginner Violin

Violin Ensemble/ String Group Scale Warm ups and pieces

My ‘String Group’ (violin ensemble) started back up this month.  As I have many beginners, I decided the repertoire had to be really simple.  We concentrated on listening to each other, and playing in tune. After spending 5 mins tuning everyone up, we started. Our first song: G Major Scale simple Those who wish to &hellip Continue reading »

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Violin Skittle Game 2

I have made a slightly harder version of my Violin Skittle Game.  The previous one (here)  didn’t have notes on the staff.  My new one has flash cards with staff notes but no 4th finger notes. You can add the open string, then first finger notes, then second finger note cards etc. gradually if you &hellip Continue reading »

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Jingle Bells for easy violin – teacher/student duet

It’s that time of the year.  Can you believe it?! I have just started first finger with one of my littlies, so I thought I would write out a suitable arrangement of Jingle Bells that we could do together. I have kept the teacher part very simple, so as not to confuse the student with &hellip Continue reading »

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Twinkle Twinkle Little Star for Beginner Violin

One of my littler students proudly informed me today that she had volunteered to play violin with their class.  They were going to sing ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’ in German and she was going to play the melody with them on the violin. One slight problem (only very minor)…we haven’t started fingers yet.  We’re nearly &hellip Continue reading »

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Complete Set Violin Flash Cards – Printable

Ta-DAH!  Here’s the complete set of violin flash cards.  I did a set with a blue border (because too much pink will drive ME nuts), and a set with a pink border (because I know the little girls I teach will LOVE them. Backs of the cards, to stop students from ‘cheating’ (depending on what paper you print &hellip Continue reading »

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Violin Flash Cards – Fourth Finger Notes

We can’t ignore the fourth finger notes!  I have noticed that one of the methods I have used only has one page dedicated to the fourth finger.  One page?  In an entire book?  I like to strengthen up little fingers a bit more than that, thankyou! These flash cards make that an easy job.  It &hellip Continue reading »

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Violin Flash Cards – Third Finger Notes

As promised, here are the Third Finger Flash Cards.  There are lots of different ways to use them. I have called them a ‘Third Finger Match Up’ game because that’s what my students love to do with them the most, but previous posts on these cards will give you further ideas. You could also pull &hellip Continue reading »

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Violin Flash Cards – Second Finger Notes

Here are the Second Finger Flash Cards.  See the previous post on First Finger Note flash cards for ideas on how to play. I love that these cards are small enough to be packed away in a little violin case so they don’t get lost after they are played with!  And small enough so that &hellip Continue reading »

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Violin Flash Cards – First Finger notes

My open string flash cards were such a huge hit with my beginner students, so I am slowly plowing my way through doing the other ones. Here are my First Finger Notes Flash Cards.  You can use them in the following ways:- As Memory/Concentration Play snap with them Print out two copies and lay one &hellip Continue reading »

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Encore on Strings Book 1 Flashcards

I have been using the Encore on Strings ‘Music Maestros’ Books with some of my students.  The songs are enjoyable but I feel the books used on their own (like most books) are missing something.  I came up with some flashcards to assist with teaching from these books. The flashcards have all the new musical &hellip Continue reading »

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