Step 4: 3rd Finger

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Let’s take a look at the notes your 3rd finger can play.

3rd Finger Notes On The Violin – pdf factsheet


Now you know enough notes to play your first scales!

First Scales On The Violin – pdf sheet music (A major, D major and G major)


And you can also play a few pieces you might recognise!

Some Well-Known Songs – pdf sheet music (Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Frere Jacques & London’s Burning)


Let’s practise these new notes in some more pieces.

You’ve got a lot of notes to remember now, so don’t worry if it takes a while to learn each piece.

First Pieces For 3rd Finger – pdf sheet music


Two duets – a chance to play music with someone else.

No videos for these next few pieces yet, but you can try playing the tune by yourself, then see if you can persuade a friend to join you to play the other part!

Duet – Hot Air Balloon – pdf sheet music

Duet – Stomping Dance – pdf sheet music


More pieces from another book.

Patrick’s Reel – no pdf available but you can find this in Fiddle Time Joggers (Oxford).

Li’l Liza Jane – no pdf available but you can find this in Fiddle Time Joggers (Oxford).


That’s all the notes we’re going to be learning for now, so let’s test how much you remember!

Note Names – on the violin – pdf worksheet


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