The violin is often considered a good instrument for beginner musicians to start on since it is available in various sizes and is easy to travel with. However, getting the hang of the technique required to play the violin itself is not always as easy. These tips will help you improve your violin playing and become more masterful a musician.
Have a Good Practice Routine
A good practice routine is a basis of improving your violin playing. Within your practice time, there are a few things to keep in mind.
- Try to practice at the same time every day. Having a designated time will help you avoid skipping over practices.
- Use a pencil to mark your sheet music with notes and reminders.
- Use a music stand to improve your posture. The way you stand affects how you play.
Make Your Daily Practice Productive
Simply having a practice routine doesn’t do you any good if you don’t use that time wisely. During the time you practice, remember to:
- Always play simple warm-ups to loosen your arms and fingers before playing specific pieces.
- Play your scales. They’re the basis of playing, and mastering them will help you move on to play more impressive pieces.
- Use a metronome to keep proper time and hold a steady beat.
Ask for Help
It never hurts to have a second set of eyes and ears!
- Ask a fellow violinist to hear you play, and ask if they can offer any advice that they’ve learned through their own practice.
- Study and practice with a violin teacher.
Grace Music School offers the best violin lessons in the Melville/Huntington/Northport areas by presenting repertoire and technique with fun and innovative teaching methods. For more information or to schedule a lesson, call us at 631-239-6169 (Fort Salonga) or 631-470-9705 (Melville).