Low 2nd finger notes

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See below for video demonstrations of the low 2nd finger notes on all the strings; see page 90 of Violinworks Book 1 for notation and further advice. 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 view”, to show you what the finger movement looks like from a player’s viewpoint.
  • The low 2nd finger notes are a minor third above each open string. Try singing these intervals.

View from the side:


Violinist’s view: