Here are video demonstrations of the 2nd finger notes on all the strings. See page 58 of Violinworks Book 1 for notation of 2nd finger notes. Please click here to order a copy of the book.
- The first video is taken from the side: notice that my wrist and hand remain still while the 2nd finger lifts and drops from the base knuckle.
- The second video is a “violinist’s eye view”, showing you what the finger movement looks like from a player’s viewpoint.
- When learning new notes, try to use your ears rather than your eyes. If you can avoid using stickers to mark the notes on the fingerboard you’ll be playing in a more musical and violinistic way, and you’ll make faster progress in the long run. Try singing the notes to get the sound of them in your head before you play.
View from the side: