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Lesson 7: On The Shoulder

10 A Friend... - Student's Track
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11 One finger... - Student's Track
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12 Eee-abba... - Student's Track
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13 Spinning Wheel - Student's Track
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14 A Stitch... - Student's Track
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Key Points: Placing The Violin on Your Shoulder

  • You have already learnt the pieces in guitar position in this lesson. Now go and enjoy these getting used to the new position.

  • Be careful not to place your violin on your chest rather than on your shoulder.

  • Look carefully at the video - the violin is almost sideways on to me, not out in front (this can cause the instrument to slope downwards which will cause bowing problems.

  • Adjust your shoulder rest if necessary. Heightening the shoulder rest with the feet raises the violin upwards.

  • Sometimes changing your chin rest can make a difference. There are many types. Some people with long necks do benefit from a change of chin rest.

  • If you are having problems getting the instrument to be level and comfortable then visit a good string instrument shop to get help and advice.

  • You can do lesson 8 with this lesson.

15 Frere... - Student's Track
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16 Welsh... - Student's Track
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17 Windmill... - Student's Track
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18 Hot X Buns - Student's Track
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19 Merrily... - Student's Track
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20 Pease pud... - Student's Track
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21 Clown Dance - Student's Track
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Back to: Lesson 6

or on to: Lesson 8

10 A Friend... - Duet
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11 One finger... - Duet
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12 Eee-abba... - Duet
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13 & 14 - Duet - play either
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15 Frere... - Student's Track
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16 Welsh... - Duet
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17 Windmill... - Duet
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18 Hot X Buns - Duet
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19 Merrily... - Duet
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20 Pease pud... - Duet
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21 Clown Dance - Duet
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