How to Play an A String on Violin

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

Transcript

The A string is the most important string on the violin. All the strings are important, but the A string is the note that you tune to. So, when an orchestra is tuning, the oboe gives an A to the concert master.

That's the A. Here's an example of a piece on the A string.

The beginning of 'Meditation' by Massenet is mostly on the A string, as you heard, the beautiful string on the violin.

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