Swansea Virtual School

Getting Ready

How to Rosin your bow

Warming Up

Relaxation and Practice Techniques

Violin & viola rest and playing position

Rest and Playing Position Violin Viola

Violin & viola standing and sitting posture

Violin & viola bow hold

Bow Hold Views Violin Viola

String Instruments- Tuning Tips

Beginner Material

Beginner violin- bowing practice unaccompanied

Beginner violin- bowing practice with piano accompaniment

Beginner Strings- How to sight-read

Easy March- Violin Duet

Violin- First finger on the violin

Violin- Second and third finger placement on the violin

Grade 1

Scales and Arpeggios

Violin – Grade 1 –  D Major 

Violin – Grade 1 –  E minor  

E Natural Minor Finger Pattern

E Natural Minor Scale Violin Gr1

Violin – Grade 1 –  G Major 

Grade 2

Scales and Arpeggios

Violin, Grade 1 G major 2 octaves scale & arpeggio

Violin, Grade 2 G and D minor harmonic scale

Violin, Grade 2 – Bb Major 2 octaves

Violin – F Major 1 Octave- Scale and Arpeggio

Violin – Grade 2 – A Major 2 Octaves – Scale & Arpeggio  

Violin – Grade 2 – C Major – 1 Octave – Scale & Arpeggio  

Grade 3

Scales and Arpeggios

Violin – Grade 3 – D Major 2 Octaves – Scale and Arpeggio

Violin – Grade 3 – Ab, Eb & E Major 1 Octave – Scale and Arpeggio

Violin – Grade 3 – A Minor 2 Octaves – Scale and Arpeggios

Violin – Grade 3 – Chromatic scale starting on D

Violin – Grade 3 – D minor  2 Octaves – Scale and Arpeggio

Grade 4

Scales and Arpeggios

Violin – Grade 4 – Ab Major 2 Octaves – Scale and Arpeggio

Violin – Grade 4 – B & C Minor 2 Octaves – Scale and Arpeggios

Violin – Grade 4 – G Minor 2 Octaves – Scale and Arpeggio

Violin – Grade 4 – B, C and E  major 2 Octaves – Scale and Arpeggio

Grade 5

Scales and Arpeggios

Violin – Grade 5 –  Two octave scales and arpeggios

Violin – Grade 5 –  Three octave scales

Violin – Grade 5 –  Three octave arpeggios

Violin – Grade 5 –  Chromatics, Dominant sevenths & Diminished sevenths

Grade 6

Scales and Arpeggios

Violin – Grade 6 –  Two octave scales

Pieces to play

Grade 1

Shortnin’ Bread – County Grade 1

ShortninBreadPDF– Need to know

Sailor’s Hornpipe – County Grade 1

Over the hills and far away –  Grade 1

OvertheHillsandFarAwayPDF– Need to know

Minuet – County Grade 1

Sailor’s Hornpipe with piano accompaniment – County Grade 1

Pieces to play

Grade 2

Bamboo in the breeze – Grade 2

BamboointheBreezePDF– Need to know

Violin- Grade 2- A1- Allegretto

Hol Haltaz az ejjel cinegemadar – grade 2 C3

Theme – Grade 2 B1

Violin, Grade 2, Angry Tango

Pieces to play

Grade 3

Singing in the rain – grade 3

Violin- Grade 3- A2- Theme and variation

Violin- Grade 3- B1- Berceuse

Pieces to play

Grade 4

Grade 4- Petite Rhapsodie Hongroise

Grade 4- Quizás Quizás Quizás

Grade 4- Where is love

Grade 4- A1- Portsmouth

Pieces to play

Grade 5

Grade 5, A3, Allegro 

Grade 5, B3, Chanson Triste

Grade 5, C2, Night song and pantomime

Pieces to play

Grade 6 

Grade 6, C3, El Choclo 

Grade 6, A1, Allegro

Pieces to play

Grade 8 

Grade 8, A4, Allemanda Part 1 

Grade 8, A4, Allemanda Part 2 

Grade 8, C4, Romanian Folk Dances for violin 

Technique

Dynamics

Position changing & Third position – D Major 2 Octaves

Third Position- Further Playing 

Violin & viola wrist vibrato

Violin & viola arm vibrato