Beginning Your Violin Tutorial – Meet Your Professional Violin Lessons Online!

What will you learn from a good violin tutorial? You won’t get a proper start unless you can identify all the parts of your instrument. You’re going to learn how to hold it and pluck it, and you should learn from the start to be very careful with your bow. Never touch the bow hair! It’s most likely made of about 150 horse-hairs. Less expensive bows are strung with synthetics such as nylon. Keep the bow in your case while you learn how to hold your violin comfortably.

Take the instrument out of its case and turn it around. There is much more to it than just the body, the neck, and the pegs. Your violin tutorial starts with learning the parts:

* Notice the chin rest at the bottom. You can play the violin by using that rest, or you can hold the violin like a guitar.

* The strings stretch from the scroll at the top, where they are tightened by the pegs coming out of the peg box. They run down the neck of the instrument and are held away from the instrument by a   bridge . The height of the  bridge  allows them to vibrate-in fact, the  bridge  vibrates too-whether you are playing with your bow (arco) or plucking the strings (pizzicato). Beyond the  bridge , the strings are fastened into the fine tuning buttons and then the tailpiece holds the strings south of the  bridge .

* The fingerboard rests on top of the neck, from the pegs to the top part of the violin body. Your finger placement can change the pitch of the strings.

* Three important parts of the violin are the sound post, which is inside; the F holes, the long swirly holes on either side of the strings, and the C bouts, the very thin metal strips on either side of the violin (giving it its characteristic shape). They affect the quality of the sound that your instrument will produce.

* Most people expect to tune the strings by the pegs, but the fine tuners at the top of the tail are also important.

Speaking about tuning, that’s what you need to do before you even begin your violin tutorial. If you don’t tune it every time, you won’t develop an ear for how it should really sound! Your retailer will tune it for you initially, and even if you bought it from a friend you can still ask someone at the local music store. If you visit the store a couple times buying rosin, a violin tutorial book, and so forth-most likely they’ll offer to tune it for free.

Next, you should learn proper  bridge  placement. Even if your violin comes with the  bridge  in place you should know how to work with it. It’s held in position only by the strings, and new violins come with the  bridge  uninstalled. Place the flat end of the  bridge  against the body of the violin and stand it up so that its notches match where the strings go. See the higher side of the  bridge ? It goes under the thicker strings.