Violin Beginner I: Week #1
Goals for the week:
Warm Up: N/A
Technique: Parts of the Violin, Getting Into Playing Position, Holding Violin
This week we learned the parts of the violin and worked on going from rest position into playing position and holding the violin. It’s important to know the parts of the violin as we will be constantly referring to them in class and to have the violin hold become second nature as everything will be built off of that.
Assignment for next week
This weeks assignment is to get comfortable going from rest position to playing position and to be able to hold the violin without the aid of the left hand.
How to Practice this at home
More repetitions for a short amount of time each will help you learn the most quickly. For practice this week, go through the steps to build the violin hold, drop your left hand to your side then touch your scroll, bridge, opposite shoulder and nose. Repeat this 7-10 times per night. Plan to practice at least 5 days this week (6 is ideal). If you are nervous about dropping the instrument, practice standing over a sofa or a bed.