How To Play The Violin For Beginners
Imagine having the power to create joy through music. Imagine being able to pick up a violin, or guitar, and to just flick the bow or the fingers across the strings to create profound musical beauty. Such musical power is indeed irresistible, as it could lift the spirits of both the musician and the listener. Sure, learning how to play the violin for beginners for example may seem quite a task, but once the person gets to hit the bow against the strings and music goes wafting through the air, every single effort is worth all the trouble.
How to Play the Violin for Beginners
It’s best for beginners to first become familiar with the instrument, and with the vocabulary that comes with learning its lessons. Of course, before delving into serious playing one must have the instrument at hand, as well as the accessories that comes with it. Once everything is on hand, all that the beginner musician must do is to find a nice and quiet spot and a high-backed chair and everything’s set for some music.
In learning how to play the violin for beginners, it’s always best to master knowing the parts of the instrument, which include:
1. The scroll, which is the top decorative part of the musical tool;
2. The pegs, or tuning tools that jut out from both sides of the instrument;
3. The fingerboard is the length of strings from the pegs to the body of the instrument; it is the part where the violinist places left hand fingers to play the instrument.
4. The strings. These are of course, the strings that one has to pluck or to draw the bow across.
5. The “F” hole is where the music comes from.
6. The bridge is the accessory located over the fingerboard. It holds the strings up and enables the pitch of the strings to change once it is held down.
7. The fine tuners enable pitch changes.
8. The Tailpiece holds the strings and all other parts of the violin together.
9. The chin rest of the violin is where one positions the jaw when playing the instrument.
Important Beginner Moves
Beginning musicians must take note that one’s wrist must be flexible enough so that the bow may easily glide over the strings. To achieve this, the player must practice holding the bow in a vertical position and moving the arm up and down in a straight direction, and then moving the bow to and fro. This will guarantee flexibility on the wrist, especially when this little exercise is done before every lesson.
It’s Time to Play
Beginners must first learn the art and fun of plucking. One can do this by holding the violin like one would hold a guitar, with the back of the violin laying flat against the player’s body. Meanwhile, every enthusiast is eager to try the second beginner move, which is called the ‘shoulder position.’ The player must hold the violin in a position where the end of the instrument points toward the neck, and the jaw is placed on the chin rest. The scroll must not point away from the body and must not point towards a downward direction.
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