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Welcome to the BETA edition of ViolinPractice.com!  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
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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.