Audition preparation for violin with Miss Laura, the violin teacher? Accent: An accent in sheet music looks like this: > or this: v and means to emphasized a note with a little force. An accented note will have a “consonant” sound at the beginning of it “k” or “t” Vivace: A Vivace Tempo is lively and brisk. Vivace would be slightly faster than allegro.; Diminuendo: A Diminuendo in sheet music can be abbreviated “dim.” It can also be called a decrescendo (abbreviated decresc. or decr.) This string music terms mean to get softer little by little. This is the opposite of a Crescendo.

Bass: The Bass is the largest instrument in the string family. It is played standing or sitting on a tall stool. The bass is also commonly called the string bass, double bass, stand up bass or acoustic bass. The strings on the bass are G, D, A and E. Basses are available in 1/8 – 4/4 sizes.

Violin parts : Fingerboard – The violin fingerboard is made of ebony and is glued to the violin neck. By pressing the finger on a string until the finger touches the fingerboard you can change the pitches that the violin plays. Grip – The violin bow grip is a leather or rubber wrapping around the stick of the bow at the frog end. The grip will help the violin student hold the bow properly. It is also accompanied by wire wrapping for decoration.

Miss Laura’s lesson plans include customized audio practice aids. Firstly, these can be used during practice or even during a lesson. Miss Laura will record and email short practice recordings after each lesson. You will receive a recording of practice steps, metronome work, or duet parts for play along practice. Therefore, you will have Miss Laura’s help during home practice too, not only in the lesson.

Each student who signs up for one of Miss Laura’s lesson plans will have their very own webpage or practice portal. The practice chart, audio recordings and sheet music will be accessible from the webpage and audio recordings can be submitted to Miss Laura from the page as well. Students can use the practice portal to help with practice and keep everything for their violin lessons in one place. Read additional details on Online Violin Lessons.

How to change atrings? Having the ability to change strings is very important for all string players. Whether you are a violinist, violist, cellist, or bassist you can learn how to change strings in case a string breaks or you need to replace you strings. (Note: strings should be changed about every 6 months depending on how many hours a day you play). So, let’s learn how to change strings on your instrument.