The sheet music of all non-copyrighted music tutorials on this website can be found in this book.
If you are not sure how to read sheet music, make sure to read the advice I wrote down below.
How to Read Violin Sheet Music for Beginners
The first step, for reading violin sheet music, is making sure that you put 3 markers or stickers on your violin. These are the places where you will put down your fingers later. The stickers should be placed parallel to the bridge, on the places of the B, C sharp and D on the A string (you can see an example of the way the stickers are placed in almost all my videos on YouTube).
You can also get my personal help to put stickers on your violin in Beginner Bootcamp, my online course that teaches you the basics of violin playing. In a part of this course, I teach how beginners can create their own fingerboard stickers.
Below, you will see an example of one of the pieces of violin sheet music I wrote down for you.
As you see, below the notes, you can see a letter. This letter can be E, A, D and G. Some of you might already know, that these are the strings of the violin. These letters respresent the string you will be playing on.
Above the notes, you will see numbers. These numbers represent which finger you have to put on the string. If the number is zero, it means that you will have to play an open string.
For the other fingers, you can check the picture below, which finger represents which number. The thumbs doesn’t have a number, because we use the thumb to hold the violin.
The first sticker will be for the first finger, the second for the second finger and the third for the third finger.
With these three markers and the first three fingers you are able to play all violin sheet music of the “Beginners” section of the book.
Let’s go back to our example one time. We see that the song starts with on an A string (A) with no fingers on it (0). This means, you will have to play the open A string. For the second note, there is no new string written down. This means we will stay on the A string. The second note is the 3th finger on the A string.
There is also a fourth finger (the pinky finger) that you will learn to use when you progress in your playing. For now, just learn to play with the first, second and third finger. Believe me, that’s already quite a challenge in the beginning!