As a child I played the violin briefly (not seriously, no exams or anything like that.) It was something I always wanted to go back to. After almost 23 years I bought a student violin in 2008 and got back into it.
I started to play with simple tunes and basic harmony. When I started to play as an adult I had thought that I would compose some things for the violin, eventually.
At the moment some are variations and basic harmonies on simple tunes, childrens songs, folk tunes etc, music almost everybody will have heard. Others are new but still based on classic structures.
November 2014 - my latest compositions are available to download as PDFs.
You can hear the compositions on Soundcloud for free.
First finger positions
I got fed up of having to write all over scales the finger positions and needed a clear, large diagram of the first finger positions. The PDF is a vector graphic so can be printed larger.
A version with blank spaces to write notes is here. Handy for writing down scales etc.
Advice and techniques about graded exams and a full post mortem of the grade 3 exam experience. (updating links)
Advice and techniques about graded exams and a full post mortem of the grade 2 exam experience. (updating links)
Read my thoughts and feelings about graded exams and a full post mortem of the grade 1 exam experience. (updating links)