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  • Welcome to the BETA edition of!  Violin students, parents and teachers will find support in developing musicianship through effective and creative practice. The ViolinPractice Method contains videos and other materials to guide students in their daily practice and the ViolinPractice Pedagogy Video Series provides detailed demonstrations and explanations of pedagogical principals.

    Rebecca Henry and Phyllis Freeman

    Featured ViolinPractice Method Videos
    A1.1 Warm Up: Play Position Posture
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    Infant Paganini by Mollenhauer
     PerformancePractice TipsLeft Hand Pizzicato MeasureSlurred Triplet Section  
    A1.2 Look & Listen: Ant Song by
    10ViolinPractice Method                                      Next Page           VPM.A1.2.LL.1
    A1.1 Skills & Drills: Pinky
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    Guided Practice: Open A Martelé
    Guided Practice Video:  Practice your open A string martelé bow stroke!    Watch the ViolinPractice Pedagogy video on upper half martelé bow stroke
    Featured ViolinPractice Pedagogy Videos
    Pedagogy: Bow Placement at the Frog
    Understand the proper balance and position of the bow at the frog.
    Pedagogy: "Pinky Plucks"
    Shifting Warm Up: Travel up the entire string and strengthen the left pinky.
    Pedagogy: Shifting "I Like Ice
    An early shifting exercise.
    Pedagogy: "Swing and
    This exercise focuses on developing mobility in the left elbow. Lesson Observation on Swing and Pizz
    Pedagogy: Magic "X",
    Shifting Warm Up: Placement of the  "Magic X" on a student's hand and a demonstration of how "sliding on Magic X" is the first introduction to shifting.