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Learn to play the violin at home with these Fact Sheets: Violin Facts explained.

When you learn to play the violin at home, it is likely that you will want to read up as much as you can about how to play, how to maintain your instrument and so on. Find out all the information you need about violin facts and techniques with the Fact Sheets below. The fact sheets below are designed to offer useful background information about each subject. They are presented as if they are a chapter in a book and  provide a wide selection of helpful tips and useful information to improve your violin, viola or cello playing. Use the fact sheets together with the videos, webinars and repertoire lists for each player level to get the most out of the available materials. There is also a progression from the Beginner Fact Sheets through to the Fact Sheets for Intermediate and Advanced players.

All our Fact Sheets are provided as PDF downloads and cost just 39p + vat each.
All fact sheets are coloured coded according to player ability: Green = Beginner / Blue = Improver / Orange = Advanced

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Fact Sheets for Violin & Viola

Fact Sheets

Violin/Viola Fact Sheets for Beginners offer an introduction to the violin or viola and get you started on your instrument. All the basics are covered here, from the very first steps to approximately Grade 2. Make sure to get good habits, right from the start. Get the most out of your visit to the Pro-Am Strings Campus by using these Fact Sheets for Beginners alongside our Video range for Beginners and the Repertoire List for Beginners, all colour-coded in green, feel free to attend our free webinars and keep track of where your learning is going by downloading our free Practice Diary.

Fact Sheets are provided as PDF downloads and cost just 39p + vat each.

Instrument and Bow:

Buying an Instrument – Adult

Buying an Instrument for a Child

Rosin

Instrument and Bow Maintenance

Fitting a new String

Shoulder-rests

The Left Hand:

Holding the Violin

Using Left Hand Fingers

Bowing:

The Bow Hold

Open String Bowing

Slurring Notes

String Crossings

Pizzicato

Various:

Building Stamina

Dynamics

Preventing Injuries

Fact Sheets

Violin/Viola Fact Sheets for Improvers (Approximate Grades 2-5) cover more advanced bowings and finger patterns to take your playing forward through the next stages. There is information here about position playing and vibrato. Look out for other matching materials for Improvers, all colour-coded in blue. You are most welcome to attend one of our regular free webinars of course and download the free practice-diary to keep an eye on where your learning is going. Do please contact us if you have any questions when you learn to play the violin at home; we are here to help!

Fact Sheets are provided as PDF downloads and cost just 39p + vat each.

Instrument and Bow:

Buying an Instrument – Adult

Buying an Instrument for a Child

Rosin

Instrument and Bow Maintenance

Fitting a new String

Shoulder-rests

Left Hand Technique:

The list of fact sheets below will be available soon.

Playing in Different Keys

Finger placement/Playing in Tune

The Second Position

The Third Position

The Fourth Position

Position Changing

String Crossings

Vibrato

Harmonics

Bowing:

The list of fact sheets below will be available soon.

Improvers Bow Hold

Straight Bowing

Legato Bowing

Spiccato Bowing

Hooked Bowing

Martelé Bowing

Sautillé Bowing

String Crossings

Double Stops

Playing Arpeggios

Various:

Building Stamina

Dynamics

Preventing Injuries

The list of fact sheets below will be available soon.

Sight Reading

Phrasing and Articulation

Playing Trills

Fact Sheets

Violin/Viola Fact Sheets for Advanced players (Approximate Grades 6+) cover phrasing, articulation as well information about stylistic playing. Advanced bowing technique is covered here, as well as advice on how to project the sound. Look out for our other matching material, videos, repertoire lists and webinars for Advanced players, all colour-coded in orange, and download the free practice diary to keep track of your long and short term learning goals.

Fact Sheets are provided as PDF downloads and cost just 39p + vat each.

Instrument and Bow:

Buying an Instrument – Adult

Buying an Instrument for a Child

Rosin

Instrument and Bow Maintenance

Fitting a new String

Shoulder-rests

Left Hand Technique:

The list of fact sheets below will be available soon.

Finger placement/Playing in Tune

The Second Position

The Third Position

The Fourth Position

The Higher Positions

Position Changing

String Crossings

Vibrato

Harmonics

Bowing:

The list of fact sheets below will be available soon.

Straight Bowing

Legato Bowing

Spiccato Bowing

Martelé Bowing

Sautillé Bowing

String Crossings

Double Stops

Playing Arpeggios

Various:

Building Stamina

Dynamics

Preventing Injuries

The list of fact sheets below will be available soon.

Sight Reading

Phrasing and Articulation

Projecting the Sound

Playing Trills

Fact Sheets for Cello

Fact Sheets

Cello Fact Sheets for Beginners offer an introduction to the cello and get you started on the instrument. All the basics are covered here, from the very first steps to approximately Grade 2. Make sure to get good habits, right from the start.

Fact Sheets are provided as PDF downloads and cost just 39p + vat each.

Instrument and Bow:

Buying an Instrument – Adult

Buying an Instrument for a Child

Rosin

Instrument and Bow Maintenance

Fitting a new String – Cello

Bowing:

The Bow Hold – Cello

String Crossings – Cello

Slurring Notes – Cello

Various:

Building Stamina – Cello

Dynamics

Fact Sheets

Our Fact Sheets for Cello Improvers currently cover the basics, new fact sheets will be available soon. Look out for other matching material for Improvers, all colour-coded in blue.

Fact Sheets are provided as PDF downloads and cost just 39p + vat each.

Instrument and Bow:

Buying an Instrument – Adult

Buying an Instrument for a Child

Rosin

Instrument and Bow Maintenance

Fact Sheets

Our Fact Sheets for Advanced Cello Players currently cover the basics, new fact sheets will be available soon. Look out for other matching material for Improvers, all colour-coded in orange.

Fact Sheets are provided as PDF downloads and cost just 39p + vat each.

Instrument and Bow:

Buying an Instrument – Adult

Buying an Instrument for a Child

Rosin

Instrument and Bow Maintenance