This handy reference for note-reading on violin, viola, cello and bass is great to have to reinforce music-reading skills!

The worksheets present note-reading in a logical order to help reinforce note-reading and fingering on all strings, and help students see note-reading patterns on lines and spaces.

Violin and viola versions include 4th finger on the highest string.  Bass version includes 2nd & 3rd position fingerings on the G-string.

They also include a basic composition activity that you can turn into an in-class performance opportunity!


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Note-Reading for Strings – with worksheets

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The handout and worksheets are great for helping to reinforce music-reading skills in the beginning stages.  They are also great to give to the students who are having trouble and need the visual and tactile reinforcement to understand note-reading.

Students can practice writing the notes, and naming and fingering each note.  Exercises are presented by string, and by finger, so that students can see visual patterns.

Violin and Viola students are introduced to the 4th finger on the highest string.  Cello and Bass players are introduced to 2 fingerings for the 2nd note on the string.  Bass players are introduced to two possible fingerings in 2nd and 3rd position on the G-String.

There is also a simple composition exercise at the end where students can write a melody that their partner can perform for the class!

(Remember, future updates and the addition of new worksheets and tests will be free!)