Learn the VIOLIN | EASY | Lesson 6/20 - Learning the 1st finger notes

Learn the VIOLIN | EASY | Lesson 6/20 – Learning the 1st finger notes



hi and welcome back to my channel my name is Alison the online piano and violin cheater so since it has been several years since I released my original violin lessons 1 to 10 which are now beginning to look a little bit dated I thought it would be a really good time to revisit and release new and up-to-date videos using the latest technology available to me as well as updating all of the free PDF sheets from the original lessons I've written a song book one but will accompany these lessons once you've finished lesson 10 I then encourage you to have a go at this song book which contains 10 well-known classical and original pieces which is going to help you practice and reaffirm the knowledge and skills gained from video lessons 1 to 10 what's great about this book is instead of hunting all over the internet trying to find suitable pieces to play for your current level only to find pieces hit you like but are too hard this is where the song book 1 comes in as it will not only contain pieces you'll be able to manage that each piece comes complete with its own separate video performance and tutorial where I will help you through the piece so let's get started with a new violin lessons 1 to 10 and I hope you enjoy them ok lesson 6 now this is why we move on to the first finger exercises the link to download the free pdf version of this is directly underneath this video so I would assume that you've all downloaded and printed out that and I'm gonna play this through for you in just a second so we've added in 4 more notes so in the previous lesson we were doing the open string exercises and you loved those 4 notes and you don't where they were on the music so that should be a given by now don't move on to this if you're not really quite sure where those are so I'm going to assume that you guys know exactly where the 4 open strings are on the music and now we're going to mix in the first four finger notes now I have put a couple of one's kind of dotted around here and there I hadn't put any zeros which would indicate open strings if you're looking at the finger numbers because I'm kind of assuming that you know that now anyway so if you come across any notes that you don't recognize as being open strings you know they're going to be first finger notes you just need to work out on which string is those are those first fingers on so like I said I've written a couple of a couple of the out and you'll see that so for example the first one which is this one here so you've got an open G at the start which you should know then you've got an open D which you should know and you can see that number one is kind of right next door to it so it kind of makes sense that this is first finger on the D string okay and you've got another one there and then moving on further here you've got two open eyes here and then you've got another one which is right next door to those open a so a common Stokes will kind of tell you that that's going to be the first finger on the a string so if you've got to see if you don't to see what open string is before or after the first finger notes that will give you a clue as to what string you're going to be on so you will see that this one here so you've got an open E and then you've got this one here so common sense is going to tell you that's first finger on the E string and then this one just down here you've got to open G's either side and this one is right next door to it so it's going to tell you that it's it should tell you that it's one on the g string so what I've done for the first two exercises is for the four first fing the notes that are going to be going on each of the strings I've written those as a number one to help you remember those men either side of those are going to be the corresponding open string that it's going to be on you know I'm not kind of that mean yet so hopefully that that kind of makes sense there I know I kind of give too much away to you guys a kind of spoon of a spoon for you too much if I am NOT doing that then I just find that when you are up to you on your own it's too difficult to learn because you've been told absolutely everything so you know I like my students to do a little bit of thinking I like to give them enough knowledge so that they can still go away and think that thing for themselves but not too much I've done everything for them I have included another PDF that you can print out that it's linked underneath this video as well and that will show you all of all of the finger notes and where they are so you've kind of got that information collectively so it will show you where and what the open strings are where and what the first finger notes are what the second thing you know the third finger no see you can read go underneath and print that out as well if you want to just use that for a bit of reference if you're not quite you're not quite kind of understanding or up to speed okay so here we go with exercise one exercise 2 you and exercise three you and exercise for you exercise five and the last one exercise six and that is all of the exercises so don't move on until you know where all the first finger notes are because we're going to be adding at the second finger notes to all of these which means there's going to be 12 notes to be thinking about as for speed you don't have to do it the speed that I did it I kind of took them at a nice kind of steady speed that you want to be kind of working up towards if you want to do that a little bit slower you know that's absolutely fine you can just the beauty of this is that you can work at your own pace so thank you very much for watching and I will see you in lesson 7

33 thoughts on “Learn the VIOLIN | EASY | Lesson 6/20 – Learning the 1st finger notes

  1. My friend told me why the person while hitting violin closing his/her eyes?!! and I didn't want him know that I don't know!!

    I told him because one of strings maybe cut off and blind their eyes, that is way they need to protect his/ her eyes. lol

  2. Hi, I tuned my violin and placed finger stickers according to your tutorial videos and a tuner app. When I tried the 1st finger practice sheet, my 1st finger on the G-string is too high (pitch), but my 1st finger on the other strings is spot on. Why is this happening? Tuner app still shows my violin is in tune before and after trying the practice exercises.

  3. Thank you so much Alison for these lessons – I'm absolutely loving them, so glad I found you. Some long unused muscles don't necessarily agree with me, though 🙂

  4. Literally I'm having a blast!! I bought a really really cheap violin off amazon, just to learn the basics on tuning hold, bowing, and maintaing the violin, and learning wear the notes are and applying basic music theory to it. Once, I have all that down I will probably invest in a $250-$300 violin! I have played guitar for about 13 years, but I have always wanted to learn violin but always have been hesitant cause I never learned to read music, I only knew music theory in the sense of playing guitar which has helped with violin! these lessons are so exciting and each one as I progress gets more and more fun! I love this, Thank you so much Allison, you're the best!!

  5. I love to see your eyes while you explain perfectly. Thanks you so much for the person who you are 🙂

  6. A question about the stickers: is it for any reason strongly recommended to place stickers on the fingerboard?
    Would it be possibile to do without them, or this may lead to serious problems/mistakes?

    To clarify:
    I have been practicing for a few weeks, and I am trying to play up to the 3rd fgr without stickers. My ear is quite good, so I can hear when Intonation is not perfect and I correct it. Can I go on this way, or should I place the stickers?

  7. For everybody's happiness around myself, I just took back the violin into my hands after a few months and did this lesson today. Great one, it still seems quite doable, ging now to the lesson on the second finger, I expect the first disappointments…

  8. thanks for these online lessons. Both of my kids are playing violin very well, it's time for me to learn playing violin.

  9. Here’s a top tip. I have Aspergers and was given a Violin last year for Christmas. Couldn’t play as it is too harsh. In part due to my Autism.

    But I read about violinist using ear plugs. I have some and have started using them whilst playing the violin. I’m up to here.

    So if you’re Autistic or if not, try eat plugs. Lessons in here going well so far.

  10. From the second exercise onwards, there is a sharp symbol (#) next to the time signatures. What does it mean? Does it have an effect on the notes ??

  11. Oops I rushed a little bit and I'm already playing twinkle twinkle little star 😀 Very out of tune tho, I don't have the stickers yet so I'm only guessing and using a tuning app. But it's nice for a change to play something that (almost) sounds like an actual song

  12. Hi, Alison! I just wanted to thank you for posting all these helpful lessons, taking violin beginners step by step through their learning journey. I can see big improvements day by day in my process of learning to play the violin. I just started this week and I'm enjoying it so much! Thank you so much for all the effort and dedication! You are great!
    P.S: I already tell everyone I've got an online tutor, recommending you to those who also want to learn to play. 🙂

  13. I just got my first violin and I don't have the stickers yet to put on tbe fingerboard so I was just trying the first finger notes with the help of a tuning app 😄

  14. Hi maam do we or do i need to to master this one before i proceed to the next video?? Cause i already master all of the 1st finger?

  15. Hi maam after proceeding to lesson no.5 after a few days i moved here to lesson 6 and you teach me really well😊😊😊😊 especially us your online/yt students who are a self taught violinist😂😂

  16. I’m so happy to finally be able to move on to lesson 6, YAY!!! I already have a few questions though_ On exercise 2, what does the dot mean next to the open A? Also on exercise 5, what is the circle at the end?? Thanks to anyone for answering this☺️

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