Thursday, October 14, 2010
The Most Important Lesson While Starting To Play The Violin
Tetra scales develop your inner ear by matching
what's going on on the violin with what's going
on in your head. This is pitch matching to an amazing
These tetra chords are pleasing to listen to, you
won't get as bored with them as you might with regular
scales (although scales are important don't get me
I didn't learn tetra chords as a kid while learning
violin so it really helped me improve my iolin playing
by learning them here.
In ViolinMasterPro you'll get to see Eric demonstrate
and talk about tetra chords on video, which is the very
best way to learn.
When playing tetra chords your brain is the conductor
of your fingers, your fingers aren't just moving in a
rote way. You're training your ear, essentially.
You play the tetra chord on one string and you play four
notes in progression, starting with your first finger
and continuing through the fourth. You can play the
four notes in a variety of ways, any combination of
half and whole steps.
Watching Eric play tetra chords is going to help you
immensely. You don't have to stare at music while
playing tetra chords because you're only playing four
notes on one string but it's powerfully effective.