Category Archives: Exercise

Left Hand Position

There are so many things we need to do all at once when we first start playing. We have to hold the bow correctly, keep our wrist straight, maintain consistent bow pressure, etc. And that’s all before we start reading notes and making music.

So I think it’s helpful with any aspect of our playing technique to break it down into easily achievable (and remembered) steps. That’s what I’ll do in this video lesson. We’ll get your left hand positioned correctly in a few easy steps, which you can repeat every time you practice, until proper left-hand position becomes second nature. And trust me, it will!


Learn to Read Notes on Fiddle or Violin in 15 Minutes!

In this lesson, true to its title, I’m going to teach you how to read music on the fiddle or violin in about fifteen minutes. No kidding. Really. This is a streamlined approach to note-reading that will teach you only what you need to know to play your first couple of beginning tunes. Usually, when…Continue Reading