Beginner Violin

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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Fishy Rhythm and Note Flashcards

Susan Paradis created these delightful Fish Flashcards a little while ago to help students remember the values of notes.  They’re easy to use; print a set out, cut and laminate them. Here are the different ways I use them:- You can use both sets as ‘normal’ flashcards Use just the notes for the student to tell &hellip Continue reading »

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Chit Chat Duet – for beginner violin students

I whipped up a violin duet for my young violin students to play together.  They’re about to learn ‘fingers’, so I thought this would be a perfect opportunity for revision, to make sure those bows are definitely hitting the correct strings.  They love to play together, so we’re going to have lots of fun doing &hellip Continue reading »

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Giant remote control

Just for something different, I quickly did up a giant remote control (a cardboard box, covered with brown paper and this Remote Control stuck on it) to resemble a giant remote control.  I’m going to exaggerate my movements in my next singing time by pressing a button and calling it out.  Really overdo this – they &hellip Continue reading »

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Violin Open Strings Match Up Game

My younger violin students are reading notes!  It is exciting stuff, but as we learn new things (slowly does it), I like to keep revising what we have learned to keep it in their heads before we move on to harder things. (Did I mention they are very clever little peoples?) Here’s a game they &hellip Continue reading »

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Violin Cutout for Beginner Students

Laurie Niles of violinist.com has created a small violin cutout to go with her ‘Rest Position Song’ that she teaches beginner violin students.  She teaches at a school where the students learned to take care of an ‘egg carton’ violin to begin with.  Then they progressed to ‘real’ violins. I haven’t made an egg carton violin yet, &hellip Continue reading »

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