Violin Fingering

Climbing the Musical Staff one Note at a Time.


Does violin fingering seem foreign to you in the language of music? Follow these simple tips, charts, and patterns to learn how to play the violin one note at a time!

First Things First!

Fingering Tip #1 - The number assigned to each finger is not the same as with other musical instruments (yes, that includes the piano as well). Memorize each finger on your left hand with it's specific numbered finger on the violin.

Fingering Tip #2 - Remember most sharp and flat notes will be played with the same finger as the original note, only a half-step higher for sharps, and a half-step lower for flats.

Fingering Tip #3 - While learning each note, make sure your finger maintains 'good posture'. This means that it does not collapse or hyper-extend. It should be rounded and relaxed. For pictures and more details click here.

These pages are being updated daily, so check back soon!
Learn Violin Notes and Fingering - String by String - This is the quickest way to check up on fingering. Get an overview of the fingering for all of first position.

Learn violin notes by note name - Click on each note to see how to play that note in all octaves of first position.

Learn the notes one finger at a time - Coming Soon

As with all things violin, learning violin notes and fingering will take time. Be patient and practice, practice, practice.

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