June 2013

Get to Know Your Positions

June 30, 2013 07:39

In this video, I discuss the positions on the violin and how to find the positions. I also talk about how some positions read like other positions but on different strings.

In this video, I discuss an excellent daily warm up to practice the positions. Take the 30 day challenge and let me know how it affects your playing?

Basic breakdown of exercise
123, 234, 132, 243, 4343 lifting fingers
Also practice starting from seventh position going to first position.

Enjoy and Happy Practicing:)

Be TRUE... Be YOU ... Be
Heather Broadbent, Holistic Violinist
Founder of Online Violin
Creator of Violin Fitness and Violin Secrets Academy

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How to play Chords Beautifully on the Violin

June 4, 2013 05:23

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Chords on the violin  - AKA Doublestops, Triplestops, Quadruplestops.  Doublestops are two strings, Triplestops are three strings, Quadruplestops are four strings.  They can be a challenge, but once you know the secret formula you will never have issues with chords again!  It is a very simple secret.  I can't count how many times I have told students over and over and over the secret and now it is in video for all to watch.  Violinists around the world now are able to play beautiful chords whether they be up bow, down bow, triplestops, and/or quadruplestops.  Remember the secret of balance - do not push and do not force - only relaxed weight and pull.  No more frustrations with bad sounding chords:)

Happy Practicing your Chords.

Share below your chord story - what is your favorite piece full of chords? Mine is the Bach Chaconne :)

P.S.S This post does not cover the technique for quick down bow triplestops that are like in Praeludium and Allegro or the Bruch g minor concerto. We will save that technique for another post:)

Happy Practicing!

Heather Broadbent

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