This is what a C Note on the G String will look like in Music. Play it with your 3rd Finger.

This is what a C Note on the G String will look like in Music. Play it with your 3rd Finger.

If you are already a little familiar with violin fingering, and musical notes, reviewing how to play notes by note name can be helpful. Or if you are a parent of a violinist, and your student comes across a note they don't know how to play, use these pictures to help them put their finger in the right place.

 This is what a C Note on the A string will Look Like, Play it with your 2nd finger. 

This is what a C Note on the A string will Look Like, Play it with your 2nd finger. 

The fingering pictures below are for C notes in first position. Also, for further help, check out the detailed instruction below the picture. 

C natural on the G String-. Use your third finger. If your second finger is B Natural then it will be close to your second finger. If your second finger is B Flat then your third will be a whole step away from your second. 

C Sharp on the G String - Slide your third finger up (towards the bridge) a half step. This will be a reach and there must be space between your second and third finger. 

C natural on the A String - Place your second finger close to your first finger. Unless you see the sharp symbol the C is automatically a natural and low..

C Sharp on the A String - Place the second finger a whole step away from the first finger. 

As a general rule of thumb, whole steps will 'feel' like they are about one inch away from each other. Half step notes, your fingers should practically be touching each other.

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

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