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Lesson 7 - On The Shoulder

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.

10 A Friend... - Solo
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11 One Finger... - Solo
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10 A Friend... - Duet
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11 One Finger... - Duet
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12 Eee-abba... - Solo
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12 Eee-abba... - Duet
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13 Spinning Wheel - Solo
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14 A Stitch - Solo
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13 & 14 - Duet
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15 Frere - Solo
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15 Frere - Duet
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16 Welsh - Solo
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17 Windmill - Solo
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18 Hot X Buns - Solo
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19 Merrily - Solo
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20 Pease pud - Solo
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21 Clown Dance - Solo
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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 - Duet
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