Music Instrument Fingering Guides

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Whether you're a beginner or an old-pro brushing up or learning a new instrument, having an easy to follow fingering guide to refer to can be extremely useful.

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Violin Fingering Guide

Violin Fingering Chart

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Violins are fairly easy to start learning and is most suitable for children 6 years and older. They come in a variety of sizes, from full size to 1/16, depending on the age of the learner. Violins are very popular and in demand so if you become a professional player it wouldn't be hard to join an orchestra or any musical group. Remember to opt for non-electric violins as it is more adequate for beginning students.

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Cello Fingering Guide

Cello Fingering Chart

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The cello is another instrument that is fairly easy to start and suitable for kids 6 years and older. It is essentially a large violin but its body is thicker. It is played the same way as the violin, by rubbing the bow across the string. But whereas you can play the violin standing up, the cello is played sitting down while holding it between your legs. It also comes in different sizes from full size to 1/4.

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Guitar Fingering Guide (Sharp Notes)

Guitar Fingering Chart

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The guitar is one of the most popular instruments and is suitable for students age 6 years upwards. Folk style is easier to start with for beginners and remember to opt for non-electric guitars if you're just starting out. Guitars come in a variety of sizes and styles to suit any students need. Guitars are a mainstay in most music ensembles and you can also play it solo and still sound appealing.

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Piano/Keyboard Fingering Guide

Piano/Keyboard Fingering Chart

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Truthfully, the piano is not a very easy instrument to learn but is suitable for kids 6 years and older. The piano takes a lot of time and patience to master, but once you do, it is worth it. The piano is one of the most versatile instruments out there and one of the most beautiful sounding. Traditional pianos are more suitable for beginners but there are a lot of electronic pianos out in the market that sound and feel like a real piano and cost almost the same.