Category: Violin Video Tutorials by Mimi Zweig
Vol. 1A, No. 5C: THE VIOLIN AND BOW TOGETHER (Monkey Song)
Placing 1st, 2nd, and 3rd fingers:
From the beginning, it is important that the student feel the correct balance of the hand. Without the bow, place the 1st finger on the first finger line, the 2nd finger next to the third finger line, and place the 3rd finger on its line. Check that the "Magic X" is in the place where the 1st and 2nd fingers can be extended back comfortably from the 3rd.
See a little monkey (A),
climbing up the mountain (B),
climbing way up high (C#),
to pick the pink banana (D).
See a little monkey (D),
climbing down the mountain (C#),
climbing way down low (B),
to eat the pink banana (A).
The video and the text were provided by courtesy of Mimi Zweig, Professor of Music (Violin, Viola); Director, Pre-College Strings Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University Bloomington, USA Further information can be found at: