This handy reference for note-reading on violin, viola, cello and bass is great to have to reinforce music-reading skills! Download the reference for free, or purchase the worksheets along with it!

The worksheets 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 position C and D on the G-string.

They also include some very basic composition that you can turn into a fun group activity!

    • Let your students know that their partner is going to perform one of their songs.
    • Have them pluck their composition before they write it down.
    • Have them title all of their songs.  They can even help each other.
    • When they perform the song, they have to announce the title and the name of the composer!


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Note-Reading for Strings – with worksheets

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Free Download – handout page only

Free Note-Reading for Strings - PDF - handout page only


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 fingerings, so that students can see visual patterns. Violin and Viola students are introduced to the 4th finger on the highest string.  Bass players are introduced to two possible fingerings in 2nd position on the G-String.

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

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