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List of Italian Music Words Used in English

September 12, 2023
A comprehensive guide to Italian music words, terms, and indications. As you begin learning the violin, you might wonder, "why there are so many Italian words in my music?" And, the longer you learn and play written classical music, the more Italian music terms you'll see! It's important to know what they all mean so [...]

Violin Parts and Their Role | Violin Anatomy

August 18, 2023
Learn about violin parts: what they’re called and how they work to produce sound. As you start to learn the violin, it’s important to learn about all the parts that make up the instrument. This helps you understand how it produces sound and gives you the right words to describe what you’re doing. It’s also [...]

Names of Scale Degrees and Their Importance

August 3, 2023
In music theory, names of scale degrees refer to the position of a note in a scale, starting with the tonic as the first note. Each note in a scale is assigned a number, known as its scale degree, and is named accordingly. These scale degrees have specific functions within a scale, and understanding their [...]

How Much Do Violin Lessons Cost?

July 14, 2023
If you’re thinking about learning the violin, a big part of your research is probably finding out how much violin lessons cost. In general, the average cost for violin lessons in the US is around $60 (USD) for an hour, $70 (CAD) in Canada, £35 in the UK, and €37 across Europe. There are a [...]

D Minor Scale on the Violin – Notes, Fingering, and Charts

July 8, 2023
Explore the D minor scale and play it on your violin! Some people believe that different musical scales can kindle emotions because each additional sharp in the key signature adds vitality and freshness, and each flat can make a piece feel gentile, meditative, or even dark. Additionally, there is a general rule initiated by the German composer [...]