JULIA'S VIOLIN BLOG
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Left Hand Technique
Whether you're a violinist or violist, it's helpful to know what a viola clef is! When I first heard a viola and really listened, I thought maybe it would be another easy instrument to pick up after learning the violin. But after some further investigation, I found that this instrument that's so seemingly similar to [...]
The Most Romantic Violin Music: 15 Songs You’ll Love
February 23, 2023
From contemporary pop music to traditional classical music, there's so much romantic violin music out there. Today we'll look at 15 of the most romantic tunes through different genres of music that sound so sweet on the violin. If you're still in a romantic mood after Valentine's Day, you might want to listen to, or [...]
Violin Hickey – Your Practice Badge of Honor
February 23, 2023
All about the violin hickey and how to prevent and treat it. Have you ever noticed an odd red irritation on the neck of a violinist? Ever wonder what it is? Or maybe you've started playing the violin, and now your friends are giving you weird looks and making odd assumptions about that deep red [...]
The Most Common Violin Bow Holds
February 17, 2023
Discover what the different violin bow holds are! How you hold the bow while playing the violin is truly important. It can make a surprisingly big difference between sharp and smooth sounds, professional or beginner sounds. There are various violin bow holds that violinists and fiddlers use, and it is something that has been evolving [...]
The Suzuki Method: All Your Questions Answered
January 27, 2023
If you're interested in learning violin and have done some research, you might have heard of something called the Suzuki method. But what is it? Why do so many students and teachers choose to pursue violin this way? As an adult beginner, or even as a parent looking into lessons for their child, it's important [...]
Up-bow Staccato – Violin Technique Masterclass
January 26, 2023
In this article, I explain in detail what is the up-bow staccato, how it differs from flying staccato, teach you how to play it on your violin, provide exercises that will help you master it, and show you a few musical examples. Let's dive into it! What is Up-bow Staccato? An up-bow staccato is a [...]
What is an F-Hole? Beautiful Carving or Sound Producer?
January 19, 2023
Learn what an f hole is on the violin, and how sound holes have evolved on other stringed instruments. When you first saw a violin, did you wonder what those beautiful mirrored carvings were on the front? They may look like the shape of the letter "s" from far away, but if you look a [...]
What’s the Hardest Violin Piece? 5 of the Most Difficult Pieces for Violin
January 14, 2023
Have you ever wondered what the hardest violin piece is? No matter what levels we play at, it's fun to watch the professionals play things we've never even dreamed of. As violin virtuosity has grown, professional violinists and composers have tested the limits and created music that's so technically demanding that it's almost unfathomable! Throughout [...]
10 Violin Finger Exercises for Beginners – Give Your Playing a Boost!
January 14, 2023
Today I'm sharing with you violin finger exercises for beginners to help strengthen your muscles and improve your progress, even as a beginner. If you've just recently started learning to play the violin, you might think your hands are too stiff. They may not move fast enough, or in the right ways. The violin exercises [...]
Por Una Cabeza Violin Sheet Music and Tutorial
January 6, 2023
Por Una Cabeza violin sheet music will help you learn this iconic tango. Por Una Cabeza is a famous tune that's appeared in movies and pop culture everywhere. Today, I'm sharing with you my tutorial for this iconic song along with my best tips to help you learn it. First, you can listen to this [...]
Down Bow vs Up Bow: What’s the Difference? Does it Matter?
January 5, 2023
Auld Lang Syne Violin Sheet Music and Tutorial
December 23, 2022
Download Auld Lang Syne violin sheet music for free, and learn how to play the piece. Auld Lang Syne is a popular folk song that's easy to play on the violin, even for beginners. Today, I'm sharing free sheet music, and a tutorial with warm-ups that'll help you learn the piece, no matter what level [...]