These violin fingering A charts are note specific and will address the three A notes played in first position. 

A note on G String - Place your first finger a whole step away from the end of the fingerboard. 

A flat on the G String Lower your first finger towards the scroll. It will feel very close to the end of the finger board to you. 

A natural on the D string. Place your fourth finger a whole step away from your third. This note has the same pitch as open A string. 


A note on the E String. Third finger is placed a whole step a way from the 'low' second finger

A Flat on the E String -. Third finger is placed next to a 'low' second finger (half step). You can also play A Flat on the E String with a 'high' second finger.

A Sharp - We do not specifically address each A Sharp in first position on this page because A Sharp in beginning music is uncommon. 'A Sharp' can be played the same way a B Flat would, or by simply sliding your finger up half a step from where you are playing 'A Natural'.

 This A note is played on the G string with a 1st Finger

This A note is played on the G string with a 1st Finger

 This A note is played with an open A string, and as a 4th on the D string

This A note is played with an open A string, and as a 4th on the D string

 This A note is played with a 3rd finger on the E string

This A note is played with a 3rd finger on the E string

 

Tune your A Note - For Beginning and Intermediate Students; To check the intonation of the A Note you are playing with your finger, compare it with open A String. If your note is higher than the A string, slide your finger towards the scroll. If your note is lower than the A string, slide your finger towards the bridge

For Advanced Students; When an A Note (played on a different string than the A string) is perfectly in tune it will cause a vibration on your A string. This vibration is hard to find or hear when you first practice looking for it. Learning how to detect it easily though will make a huge difference in your intonation. So, give it a try, and watch your intonation improve!