Notes on the E string [Shinozaki Violin Method Vol.1] (no.91, 92, 93, 94)

Introduction

You’ve learned to play notes on A string, D string and G string.

Starting from no.91 in the Shinozaki Violin Method Vol.1, you are learning the notes on the E string.

On the E string, you’ll learn a new finger placement.

Notes on the E string

notes on the E string

The notes we can play on the E string are F, G, A, and B.

On the music above, F, G, A and B from the left to right.

We use the first finger for F, the 2nd finger for G, the 3rd finger for A and the 4th finger for B.

How do you place fingers on the E string?

Please see the photo below:

finger placement on E string

On the E string, the first finger is low, for some violins, your index finger will almost touch the nut (a small bump at the end of the fingerboard) of the violin.

The 2nd finger comes a little above the line for the index finger. If you place your index finger on the line, the 2nd finger will come right next to it.

The 3rd finger comes on the line, which is the same as other strings.

The 4th finger comes to the same place as other strings. It will not touch the 3rd finger.

When I taught one of my students, who is very creative, told me “On the E string, fingers are doing the social distancing !

It made me smile.

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More reading: Welcome to the G string: finger placement on the G string

Happy Practicing!

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