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Basic Violin Lessons

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Why is mastering the basics of violin important?

Mastering the basics of the violin is winning half the battle already. Everyone wants to start learning and playing challenging violin songs quickly. Although learning the names of strings or how to hold a violin may seem boring and unimportant, they are useful when learning the violin at a higher grade. Since you need a strong foundation in order to built on your knowledge, you should invest a few weeks into practising and knowing the basics of the violin. Once you have mastered them, learning the violin would be a breeze.

When you are a beginner, you should not jump straight into preparing and taking violin exams. Instead, you should focus more on understanding the basics of violin. There are several benefits to building a strong foundation from the start:

  • You will be able to learn more difficult violin songs easier in the future.
  • You will be able to tune and restring your violin yourself.
  • You will feel that doing sight reading during your exams is easy.
  • You will be able to answer questions violin related questions such as the history of the violin.
How can I learn the basics of the violin easily?

Although there is no shortcut to learning the basics of the violin within a day or two, there are tips to making your basic violin lessons easier and smoother.

Find an encouraging and good violin teacher.

The violin teacher is the biggest influence to a student. Having a good violin teacher would ensure a positive music mindset from the student.

Practise and revise your notes frequently.

In order to make sure that you are ready for your next basic violin lesson, you would need to have revised and practised whatever that was taught by your violin teacher.

Own a good violin and violin equipment.

To learn fast and properly, you would need to have a good violin and the right violin equipment.

What is the course outline for basic violin lessons?

Lesson 1. Introductory to Violin

Our violin teachers will ensure a through and clear introductory to violin, exam syllabus and criteria, correct body posture and how to avoid pains in the neck and shoulder. Thereafter, you will also learn the different types of bow strikes. Example: staccato, legato, sautille, martele etcetera.

Lesson 2. How to Hold the Violin and Bow

You will learn the correct violin and violin bow holding position.

Lesson 2. Violin Bow Swings Fundamentals

You will learn the legato as well as the sautille violin swing. In addition, you will learn how to move your hand and arm.

Lesson 3. Violin Bow Swing Analysis

You will have more violin bow swing practises as well as learning the right amount of pressure needed to put on the bow.

Lesson 4. How to Avoid Shoulder and Neck Pain

Pains in your neck and shoulder is very torturing. We will teach you how to relax your muscles and to take breaks in between violin practices.

Lesson 5. Learn to Read the Music Notes

This will be an introduction to reading the music notes and understanding the notes, clefs and symbols etcetera.