Video 5 – Using All 4 Strings For The First Time

Learning how to play the violin for beginners? Well, in this 5th video in my series for learning to play the violin online I show you how to use your bow on all four strings for the first time!

You will learn how to position your arm and bow for the different strings. I like to start with a short rhythmic figure, which I also show in notation (four eighth notes and two quarter notes). Using shorter bow strokes at first is easier than long strokes.

This pattern is played on E, then A, then D, then G. Each time the arm level is raised for the new string. When going from the G string to the E string the arm level drops.