Practice Exercises for the Beginning Violinist

Practice Exercises for the Beginning Violinist

Regardless of age, the beginning violinist can benefit from practice exercises. Before any exercises begin, the violinist must be able to hold the violin up with no hands. Once this is accomplished, the hands can be added; the bow does not have to be added right away.

Beginning violinists who have been told they have a "stiff wrist" should consider vibrato exercises, which can help loosen the wrist over time. One exercise, called "knocking on the wall," involves placing the forearm and wrist against a wall and knocking gently on the wall with the knuckles, operating from the wrist and keeping the hand relaxed. A metronome can be used to help speed up the process.

Other exercises that can be helpful to beginning violinists are those that teach beat proficiency and dexterity. Violin shifting exercises for dexterity include: (1) practicing 3-octave scales as slowly as possible; (2) practicing arpeggios, which can help the brain quickly memorize the feeling of each level on the fingerboard; and (3) practicing sliding notes, which consists of playing a practice-violinnote in first position and then sliding up to play the note just above it so that the shift can be heard. This exercise can be performed slowly as well.

When playing in a particular style, it is important to master the bowing. However, beginning violinists may want to avoid advanced bowing techniques like spiccato and ricochet until they are comfortable with the basic right-hand technique.

Practicing daily will help beginning violinists experience improvement more quickly.

Despiau Superieur Grade A Full Size Violin Bridge Three Tree Mark Unfitted
Despiau Superieur Grade A Full Size Violin Bridge Three Tree Mark Unfitted $34.50
End Date: Tuesday Jul-29-2014 8:53:11 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $34.50
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
GelRest Violin Viola Chin Rest Pad
GelRest Violin Viola Chin Rest Pad $17.76
End Date: Tuesday Jul-29-2014 9:27:28 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $17.76
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
1 8 Size Student Violin Package
1 8 Size Student Violin Package $149.00
End Date: Tuesday Jul-29-2014 9:39:31 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $149.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
Mendini Size 1 8 MV Black Solidwood Violin +Case+Extra Strings+Extra Bridge
Mendini Size 1 8 MV Black Solidwood Violin +Case+Extra Strings+Extra Bridge $56.98
End Date: Tuesday Jul-29-2014 9:40:13 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list
baroque style Pochette violin 5 5 8loud sound 4058
baroque style Pochette violin 5 5 8loud sound 4058 $359.00
End Date: Tuesday Jul-29-2014 9:51:01 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $359.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
Florea Prodigy violin outfit 1 4 Size
Florea Prodigy violin outfit 1 4 Size $199.99
End Date: Tuesday Jul-29-2014 9:56:39 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $199.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
Florea Prodigy violin outfit 4 4 Size
Florea Prodigy violin outfit 4 4 Size $199.99
End Date: Tuesday Jul-29-2014 9:56:43 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $199.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
Mendini Size 1 32 MV300 Antique Finish Violin +Extra Strings+Case+Bow
Mendini Size 1 32 MV300 Antique Finish Violin +Extra Strings+Case+Bow $56.98
End Date: Tuesday Jul-29-2014 10:10:07 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list
Old Violin Luthier Tool Round sole 30 MM Ibex Plane
Old Violin Luthier Tool Round sole 30 MM Ibex Plane $56.80
End Date: Tuesday Jul-29-2014 10:15:23 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $56.80
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
violin complete with case
violin complete with case $60.00
End Date: Tuesday Jul-29-2014 10:19:40 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

« Previous12345...910

Tags: , , , , ,

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

*