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The Best, Basic Violin Posture
In this video, violin teacher Lora Staples, teaches you how to move from a rest position into a comfortable and correct playing position. Her helpful tips show you the perfect posture for playing the violin. ...
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Memorization - Part 2
    Memorization - Part 2

In this video, Lora continues teaching about Memorization on the violin with a practical music example.

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Memorization - Part 1
    Memorization - Part 1

In this video, Lora introduces the first basic steps to memorize music on the violin.

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How to approach vibrato on the violin
    How to approach vibrato on the violin

In this video, Lora approaches vibrato with clear and useful tips that are sure to be helpful whether or not you already know vibrato. Lora gives you advice to improve your vibrato, and how to avoid long-term problems if the vibrato is performed the wrong way.

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Tonalizations for a perfect intonation
    Tonalizations for a perfect intonation

In this video, Lora tackles the so-called "tonalizations," a well-known term in the Suzuki method, which may be your definitive way to a perfect intonation on the violin. I, personally, have used them my entire life to accomplish the so-called "perfect intonation!"

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Tilt or Not Tilt the Bow?
    Tilt or Not Tilt the Bow?

In this video, Lora helps you understand if the bow should be tilted or not tilted while playing.

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How to deal with squeaky-whistling sounds
    How to deal with squeaky-whistling sounds

In this video, Lora gives you an easy way to deal with common, annoying sounds that can often result from playing the violin.

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How to play slides with your violin (or fiddle)
    How to play slides with your violin (or fiddle)

In this video, beginning violin teacher and fiddle expert Lora Staples teaches how to easily perform and apply slides to any violin or fiddle piece.

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How to choose the right violin shoulder rest
    How to choose the right violin shoulder rest

In this video, Lora shows you easy-to-understand tips to choose a shoulder rest that is right for you. At the same time, she reviews some of the best-known shoulder rests on the market with pros and cons of each one. Watch this video, because finding the right shoulder rest isn't as simple as you may think!

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Playing by Ear - Part 3
    Playing by Ear - Part 3

In this third and last video about playing by ear, Lora addresses another typical scenario where you listen to a recording, and you want to "reproduce" the same music with your violin. How to do that?

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Playing by Ear - Part 2
    Playing by Ear - Part 2

In this second video of a three-part series, Lora approaches the typical practice of identifying and playing a tune from your head. What's the easiest, most effective way to do this?

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Playing by Ear - Part 1
    Playing by Ear - Part 1

In this first video of a three-part series, Lora approaches the practice of "playing by ear" on the violin.

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Pinky Builders - Excercises for your pinky finger
    Pinky Builders - Excercises for your pinky finger

In this video, Lora teaches you an easy way to increase the strength, reach, and flexibility of your pinky finger.

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How to handle the bow with just one hand
    How to handle the bow with just one hand

In this video, Lora demonstrates an easy way to handle the bow with just your bow hand while moving from rest position into playing position.

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Achieving Great Intonation - Part 2
    Achieving Great Intonation - Part 2

In this video, Prof. Fitzpatrick gives you an effective, error-free approach to scales and intervals on the violin.

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How to avoid hitting extra strings while playing
    How to avoid hitting extra strings while playing

In this video, Lora shows you an easy way to avoid hitting other strings when you play your violin. A simple adjustment of the bow location between the bridge and the fingerboard may be the answer!

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How to apply open strings
    How to apply open strings "drones" to fiddle tunes

In this video, Lora tells you how to apply open strings, so called "drones", for an impressive, engaging fiddle performance.

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How to approach Bach's Sonata No. 1 - Adagio
    How to approach Bach's Sonata No. 1 - Adagio

In this video, advanced violin teacher and expert Todd Ehle, teaches how to approach and study the most well-known movement from the famous Sonatas and Partitas by Johann Sebastian Bach.

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Violin Basic  by (MEMBER) on February 18th, 2013
This article is the text document. Therefore question 1 & 2 are not applicable but overall subjects of Basic of Violin Playing are very well written and inclusive.
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RECOMMENDED!!!!  by on January 29th, 2012
I played violin in grade school, and decided to pick-up the bow again as a hobby. Virtual Sheet Music has been great, and I totally recommend it.
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simple & useful  by (MEMBER) on August 23rd, 2011
There are many books out today, that can help you learn various instruments, but if you want to learn violin, this is one of the good ones. Although I am a professional violinist, it was fun for me to go through this book and remind myself of my own beginnings. I will use it when teaching children and especially adults, as they usually don't have much musical background, so the music theory and warming-up exercises are a great start for everyone. The book is a wonderful tool all in all for beginning to learn this beautiful instrument.
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Great book for adult learners  by (MEMBER) on July 19th, 2011
Most basics of violin books are aimed at children. This book has solved that problem. I've only just started using it with my senior students and can already see that it's going to be a great asset to my teaching and their learning.
Rating: 5
Help a lot.  by (MEMBER) on June 25th, 2011
As a violin teacher I need easy to understand book just like this to help me to teach my students. It helps me a lot. I like this book.
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Ferrari knows his stuff  by on June 14th, 2011
I have found "Basics of Violin Playing" - based on the Italian Violin School written by Fabrizio Ferrari to be one of the finest teaching methods in existence. It not only presents the beginner violinist with pictures of how to hold the bow and violin, it teaches proper posture and even teaches relaxation exercises, both prior to and after playing. The book goes on step by meticulous step to help develop a beginner's awareness of music and musical terms and their meanings. I've always said that, "it is easier to struggle through the learning process in the beginning, than have to go back and un-learn incorrect techniques"... The lessons teache the dedicated beginner properly and without any kind of struggle if followed methodically. I rate "Basics of Violin Playing" - based on the Italian Violin School, as "HIGHLY RECOMMENDED", Pete Bowen Note 2 Note School of Music Maple Ridge, BC (604) 240-0903
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Violin Basics  by (MEMBER) on June 5th, 2011
As a semi-professional violinist(Main Career: Physician,Scientist & Teacher) who has taught music to young people for many years, I find Mr. Ferrari's book a neat, concise yet comprehensive guide for young people and an excellent aid for teachers. In addition, the notes on Vibrato are the clearest and most valid description in written texts that I have come across. As a compendium of terms, bowing techniques and music language, the Appendix is a valuable summary. The 'Physical Exercises and Relaxation' section is also to be highly praised as it emphasizes the vital importance of body-training for violinists. Overall, a valuable, authoritative and pleasant-to-read guide which, I feel, fills a very real need.
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