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Student Resources

Basic Keys Fingerboard Chart

These fingerboard charts map out finger placement in eight basic keys.

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How to tune your violin

Free online digital tuner. Use the chart on my tuning page if you are unsure what pitches to tune to. 

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Printable Music Notation Flashcards

Make a set a flashcards to improve your note reading skills! 

To keep the answers from showing through, cut and paste each flashcard onto thick notecards, or print on heavy paper. On the back, write the letter name of the note AND how to play the note on your violin (3 fingers on A string, for example).  

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How to size a violin

The instructions provided on the Shar website show how to select the correct violin size for children.

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Parts of the Violin & Bow

Names of the parts of the violin and the bow. 

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This FREE website is a wonderful resource for every musician! Use the tutorials to better understand music theory. Customize exercises to practice reading notes and key signatures.  

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