8 Essential Violin Books for Beginners
The violin is a beautiful string instrument perfect for musicians of all ages to learn. Along with having a qualified violin teacher to instruct you, the right violin books are your most valuable tool for learning to play the violin. Which ones are the most useful and informative for beginner students? Which ones take you beyond the basics to a more advanced skill level? Heres a look at eight of our favorites:
Hal Leonard Essential Elements for Strings
The Essential Elements series is very
Is the Suzuki Violin Method Right for Your Child?
Are you thinking about having your child start violin lessons? There are several different musical teaching methods you can consider. Below, violin teacher Julie P. shares some of the benefits of the Suzuki violin method...
Since it's inception over 50 years ago, thousands of people have learned to play the violin using the Suzuki method, many of whom have gone on to become renowned professional musicians.
Created by Japanese violinist Shin'ichi Suzuki, the method is based on the notio
What is the Cost of Violin Lessons? How Your Teacher, Location, and Goals Factor In
One of the greatest gifts we can experience in our lives is the gift of music. Whether youre an adult who has decided to learn an instrument, or a parent getting your child started on a lifetime of musical discovery, learning to play an instrument is a great goal.
If your instrument of choice is the violin, its important to find a good teacher, especially when youre first starting out. The violin can be a challenging instrument to master, and working with a good teacher early in your studi
5 Ways Your Bowing Technique Affects Your Violin Tone [Video]
Dreaming about a smooth beautiful violin tone? For beginners, it'll take some practice to perfect your bowing technique and stop the "squeak." Here, violin teacher Naomi Cherie S. shares a few tips...
So you've learned the basics on your violin. You know how to hold the violin and the bow, you've learned where all the notes are, and you're getting pretty good at reading notes and rhythms. But... your playing still isn't sounding that great. It's squeaky, inconsistent, and patchy-sounding,
6 Destructive Beliefs That Hold Beginner Musicians Back
Do you ever wonder how good your skills would be now if you started practicing a year ago? A question like this should motivate, not dishearten you. In this article, guest writer Elizabeth Kane will take you through six destructive beliefs you might face as you're learning how to become a musician, and how you can overcome them...
Mind Over Matter
Your mind is a powerful tool. Your thoughts dictate just about every conscious decision you make.
Whether you're a beginner guitari