Violin Position Videos in 1st through 7th Positions

My hope is that these videos will serve as supplemental guides for students who learning the various violin positions in lessons.

There are a few similarities between the various positions on the violin: First position and fifth position fingerings are the same except fifth position is higher up on the fingerboard and a string lower.  Second and sixth positions have the same fingering as well (sixth position is higher up on the fingerboard and a string lower than second position).  The same is true for third and seventh positions.

Knowledge of the different positions can help players avoid string crossings and can create a warmer sound.

Violin fingering chart for first through seventh positions: https://www.violinonline.com/fingeringchart-advanced.html

If you need to adjust the playback speed on these youtube videos, click the gear icon, click “playback speed” and click the speed you want.

I hope these tutorials below answers some questions you have on violin positions.

-Marnie

Playing in 1st Position:

Visual guide:

Playing in 2nd Position: For 2nd position, place the 1st finger where the 2nd finger would go in 1st position.

Playing in 3rd Position starts at 4:33: For 3rd position, place the 1st finger where the 3nd finger would go in 1st position.

Playing in 4th Position: For 4th position, place the 1st finger where the 4th finger would go in 1st position.

Playing in 5th Position:

Playing in 6th Position:

Playing in 7th Position: