Sheffield's Holistic Music Educators

Supporting materials

Please download and use these free resources to help improve your knowledge, technique, practising and performance skills.

HELP WITH AURAL TESTS


​These notes are to help with preparing for the final test in ABRSM Grades 5 to 8, in which candidates are expected to recognise and discuss elements of historical styles.
Don't worry if you don't understand everything straight away! Your teacher will guide you through them so that you know what is important at each level.
DOWNLOAD AURAL NOTES

FOR VIOLINISTS & VIOLISTS

Explaining the instrument

VIOLIN-VIOLA EXPLAINER

Tuning the instrument & warming up

VIOLIN-VIOLA TUNING & WARMING UP

Early stages
VIOLIN-VIOLA BASICS - NOTES

VIOLIN-VIOLA BASICS - PHOTOS

Holding the bow

VIOLIN-VIOLA BOWHOLD - NOTES

VIOLIN-VIOLA BOWHOLD - PHOTOS

 

Learning to use vibrato
VIOLIN-VIOLA VIBRATO

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