Violin is undoubtedly a wonderful instrument. It lets you make music as soon as you pick it up. On the other hand, reading music can be challenging but there’s a process on how you can proceed with it.
If you combine your music reading skills and talent in playing violin, you are guaranteed to make wonderful music.
However, what does it take to read music notes for violins? Actually, it can break down into four steps.
Identifying the Clef and Staff
The staff is basically set of 5 parallel lines on each page. This is where the notes are marked. Clef is the first marking on staff. It means the musical register which you must play.
Learn the Notes
Every note is a round circle on the space on staff or on a line. Notes in spaces from top to bottom are E, C, A and F. Notes on lines from top to bottom are F, D, B, G and E.
What Notes Corresponds Open Strings?
Open strings are strings that shouldn’t be pressed. There are 4 open strings notes on the instrument and these are E, A D and G.
Match the Numbers to Your Fingers
To play the notes like a pro, you have to press strings using your fingers. Fingers on your left hand have assigned numbers of 1 – 4 with your pink finger being 4, ring at 3, middle at 2 and index at 1.