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This video with Ian Walsh teaches you how to play the A scale on the Violin.
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How to Play the A Scale on Violin
Hey, welcome to onlinelessonvideos.com, I’m Ian Waslsh and this is a package of tunes, of 6 tunes Bluegrass tunes that are going to be played in the key of A. And that’s our main key, it’s going to—kind of go off the path from there into like an A model and we’re going to use some different notes. But before you play these tunes take a look at the A scale and you should be pretty familiar with both the scales. Let’s start off with our A, so low A and we play the 8 notes in the scale.
Now, everything sounds pretty well in tune we go on from there.
And there’s your raise scale. So you’re going back down.
And on A. It’s also if you get bored to scales because scales are not always that much fun. You can trust some arpeggios.
Put them together.
Okay and just get really good. This moves the bow a little quicker overall your four strings. So here’s some double-stops I want to show you that you can use on a lot of these tunes. So basically, just review double-stops that revolve around the key of A. Let’s look at a big one right here, this is your route double-stops you use an A and an E. You let your bow play the D and the G string and the notes are—you just pancake your first finger across both those notes. From here we can improves that but I’m adding a different note to it, C sharp. So this is where you stretch your third finger. There’s your C sharp and your E. Let’s move onto the next string. Continue holding onto that E note and you play your middle tow strings with an open A.
So that’s an E and an A put on your middle two strings. Let’s take a look at your fourth finger. You’re not playing two separate notes here but you’re playing two double As. And it’s a good way it did get into position for some trickier double-stops like this one. Adding C sharp into your—so you play your fourth finger on the D and the C sharp on the A. So it’s a nice way to approach that double-stops which could be pretty tricky to just hit when you’re out in the open. We’re just kind of playing notes all over the place. So it’s a good way to learn and build up to a---
So let’s move on to our last two strings the A and the E string. Now here you can just play open A and open E.
Let’s add that C sharp in again. This time it comes in the position with your second finger so C and E. Let’s play two Es this will again not really double-stop but we’re getting into position for another tricky one which isn’t going to use your second finger but your third finger then you’re going to play an A and an E together. So you get that E ready.
And then you get up and that’s a pretty high double-stop. So there you go, couple of double-stops in the key of A. And let’s put them to use in some of these tunes here. So here are the tunes. We have six tunes. Bill Cheatum, Clock Old Hand, Cripple Creek, Kitchen Girl, old Joe Clark and Salt Creek, not a creek tunes in there but there you have it. Those six tunes, let’s get started.