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Bernard Gilpin Primary School

Hall Lane

Houghton-le-Spring

Tyne & Wear

DH5 8DA

Tel: 0191 5536523

 

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Please note: We have postponed the Sports Day and Summer Fayre to Friday 14th July. Hopefully this will give everyone the chance to rearrange so they can join us at these events.

Violin Tuition

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Note lengths

¼ beat = semi-quaver

½ beat = quaver

2 beats = minim

4 beats = semi-breve

1 beat = crotchet

A dot after a note makes the note half as long again.

e.g.. 1½ beats

sharp - this is higher than the natural note

flat - this is lower than the natural note

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Rest lengths

¼ beat = semi-quaver rest

½ beat = quaver rest

1 beat = crotchet rest

2 beats = minim rest

4 beats = semibreve rest

Violin parts

The violin

The bow

The strings

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Musical terms/definitions

down bow (start at the heel of the bow)

up bow (start at the tip of the bow)

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heel

tip

piano (quiet)

pianissimo (very quiet)

mezzo-piano (moderately quiet)

forte (loud)

fortissimo (very loud)

mezzo-forte (moderately loud)

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cresc = crescendo (getting gradually louder)

dim = diminuendo (getting gradually quieter)

slur - to play the notes in one bow so they are smooth

staccato - to play a short note - usually half the length

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slur - to play the notes in one bow so they are smooth

play using the bow

pizzicato (pluck the strings)

To remember the names of the strings

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The strings are G, D, A, E.

G is the fattest string

 

Musical notes range from A to G.

 

When you put your first finger on a string, the note is the next letter of the alphabet.

 

Which finger is which:

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