Tips for Great Violin ToneBeginners can, and should, master tone
A beautiful, warm tone on the violin is that secret sauce that makes violin music so powerful. Too often, beginners think that if they just learn the notes first, they can work on tone later.
Not here at Red Desert Violin! I believe that good tone starts at the very foundation, and that’s what these resources are about.
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Sample tone lessons from Suzuki book 2
My YouTube videos about tone
Blog posts and articles
Learning “bow distribution” for phrase shaping and expressive playing needs to be an intuitive process. Start by using rhythmic values to guide you, and your intuition will grow from there.read more
Playing loud doesn’t equal playing intensely. Playing soft doesn’t equal docile. Learning to make a soft, intense sound, or a loud warm sound really expands our expressive palate to help us convey more color and more emotion in our violin playing.read more
How to survive those early squeaks and squawks from a beginning violinist. We have tips.read more
Tonalizations are the special “secret” ingredient that make Suzuki Book 2 such a great learning experience. All the elementary work is DONE. The foundation is laid. The posture is beautiful. The fingers know their places. The bow is under control. The tone is pure. The intonation is getting there. Now what? Now the fun begins.read more
What can you learn about violin tone from a master like Anne Sophie Mutter? A lot!read more
Download this versatile practice worksheet that will help you produce flawless tone on your violin. It is a perfect companion tool for my free tone videos.read more
Beginners often struggle with producing good violin tone. Watch these demo videos to learn how to keep the bow straight, which is an important key to good violin tone.read more
Producing a beautiful tone is simply a matter of mastering the recipe. I give you the ingredients for a great “tone pie.”read more