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Learn Finger Positons - 2

Finger Numbers

Learning where to put your finger on a string for each note is essential for sight reading. The goal is to create a mental map of the fingerboard with note names. When you see a shift position indication and a note, you should be able to associate it with a string and finger number instantly, without thinking.

Creating this mental map takes time. To help you, we offer a free learning tool. It separates learning the finger number and string from key signature details so that learning is faster.

For memorization purposes, it is better to learn in small increments. Focus on a single shift position and a few notes. Later, extend the range and go on to other shift positions. This learning tool allows you to do just that.

You can practice without using your instrument. This will be less tiring, especially for upper positions. (When you want an instrument that responds and sounds well in all positions we invite you to visit our online store.)

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Here is how to use the learning tool.

  1. Choose instrument.

  2. Choose any note range. (C4 = middle C, red = open string)

    Violin, Treble Clef (range G3 -> B6)
    G3 A3 B3 C4 D4 E4 F4 G4 A4 B4 C5 D5 E5 F5 G5 A5 B5 C6 D6 E6 F6 G6 A6 B6 ...

    Viola, Alto Clef (range C3 -> E5)
    C3 D3 E3 F3 G3 A3 B3 C4 D4 E4 F4 G4 A4 B4 C5 D5 E5 F5 G5 A5 B5 C6 D6 E6 ...

    Cello, Bass Clef (range C2 -> E4)
    C2 D2 E2 F2 G2 A2 B2 C3 D3 E3 F3 G3 A3 B3 C4 D4 E4 F4 G4 A4 B4 C5 D5 E5 ...

  3. Select shift position.
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