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June 20th


1) Please start to memorize the parts of the violin:


2) Please purchase the following materials (books & shoulder rest):



 Collapsible Violin Shoulder Rest          Kun Collapsible Shoulder Rest (size 1/4)

       Liebenzeller Violn Rosin (purchase the "GOLD I" )



     Alfred's Basic Piano Course - Flash Cards (Levels 1A & 1B)     Alfred's Flash Cards 1A/1B


Muller-Rusch String Method Book 1-Violin             Muller Rusch -Violin Book 1


Solos and Etudes, Book 1-Violin             Solos & Etudes - Violin Book 1


Suzuki Violin School, Volume 1 - Violin Part (Revised Edition)             Suzuki Violin School - Volume 1


Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory - Complete (Book)             Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory - COMPLETE



1) Sitting Posture- sit on the right corner edge of your chair, feet flat on the floor, and

    straight back.


2) Concert Rest - while sitting, hold violin upright on the left knee & hand gripping the

    body of the violin with your left hand on the top.


3) Playing Posture- bring your violin up to left shoulder. It should come straight out

    with the back of the chin rest against the neck. Side of chin should fit snuggly into

    the chin rest. The violin will be tilted at 45 degrees. (You should be able to hold the

    violin with out any hands if done properly.)


4) Pizzicato (plucking)- With the violin up in playing posture, put the tip of your right

    hand thumb against the corner edge of the finger board and bring the tip of your

    first finger around to the top of the strings and pizzicato the G-D-A-E Strings. (the

    G-String is the fattest string)


5) Fingers on the Finger Board


    - First align your (left hand) thumb on the first piece of tape closest to the scroll.

    - The tip of the thumb should be level to the finger board from the side of the neck

       and not be sticking out.

    - Twist your hand around so the fingers can curl up around the neck but make sure

       the hand is far enough back that the fingers can get over the tape.

    - Once done check to see if you have a whole between your thumb and first finger

       underneath the neck of the violin

    -Be sure to keep your fingers curved at all times and use the tips of the fingers. (the

      finger nail should NOT be touching the string so keep the fingernails trimmed)


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