Traditional American Folk Songs


Ave Maria-Schubert

This beautiful melody is associated with religious as well as secular events. In this arrangement, shifting between the first and third position is utilized. The rhythm in this arrangement can be challenging, and a metronome is recommended when first studying this selection.

Violin Lessons – Practice Tip #1

Violin Lessons | Paul Huppert

Violin Lessons | Paul Huppert

Sometimes I think the very phrase “I am practicing the violin” leads us to an erroneous assumption that by fixating on the left hand, we are engaged in a complete study of the instrument. My practice tip of the day is to divide warm-up time equally between the left and right hands. Awareness is key, and merely a starting point from which one evolves, gradually developing practice techniques and applications…make it fun!

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