365 Days of extra tunes to enhance your violin lessons.
Scales Aren’t Just a Fish Thing will teach music theory while you are having fun. You will magically begin to become familiar with each of the notes, how they sound and where they are on the fingerboard.
Each note is given a color. A warm color if the tone is warm. Cool colors for cool tones. What makes a ‘tone’ cool? Tones aren’t simply a pure note that is picked up by your ear. A tone is actually a group of tones that make a note. Some have a lot of ‘overtones’ such as
Some have few such as
Also, as you progress through the Daily exercises, you will notice that sharps and flats are notated with a circle around them. The circle is the color of the tone it is moving toward.
In addition, another powerful hint for not only beginners but even those playing Vivaldi and shifting, the color of the stem is the string the note is played on.
If the stem is red, then it is played on the A string.
This is not intended to be a substitute for a good teacher. This series is an embellishment that might help you become distinguished as more ‘accomplished’ than your peers.
Have fun. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to write me with your questions.
First things first.
Label your violin strings.
Use a magic marker and run the blue marker along the E string.
Red marker along the A string
Grey marker along the D String
Green marker along the G String
If you want a magnetic fingerboard, it is available here.