How to Play an E String on Violin

Learn how to play an E string on violin from musician Julie Artzt Becker in this Howcast video.


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So, the E string on the violin is the highest string and it's the sweetest string. And there's lots of different pieces that have the E string. I'm gonna play, just very beginning of, the Mozart Concerto No. 5. And it starts on the E string. So, I hope you could tell how sweet the E string can be. It's the highest string.


  • Julie Artzt Becker

    Julie Artzt Becker is currently on the violin faculty at the Manhattan School of Music Pre-College Division where she has been teaching for 15 years. Ms. Becker is also a founding member of the MOTYL Chamber Ensemble with whom she performs regularly. In 2009, Ms. Becker was the assistant violin teacher to Itzhak Perlman at the Perlman Music Program Winter Residency in Sarasota, Florida.