Hi! Welcome to Fiddlerman.com where I'll teach you to play the violin for free. I was asked how to play "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" to the complete and total beginner who has never played a piece before. The song is in two parts — A part and B part. The structure is A B B A, so once you learn the two parts, you're halfway there!
This brilliant video not only helps you learn to play this beautiful and iconic tune, but also teaches you a little bit more about the different strings on the violin, and the notes that they can produce. You know how to hold a violin if you've watched my videos, and you know how to hold a bow if you've watched those videos, and so you're ready to learn how to play a piece.
We have four strings on the violin: you start with the first string which is an E, the next string is an A, the third string is a D, and the fourth string is a G. Now, some teachers put lines on a violin — they put little pieces of tape to line where you put your finger down. I don't do that because I think that anybody, even a small kid can learn to put their finger in the right place using their ears. If you know approximately where to put your finger, you can do it automatically.
While you are playing this piece, remember to never put your fingers too far away — it makes it difficult to come down again on the right spot. You will only get better by practicing, so repeat yourself often, and focus on every single note to make sure that you are in tune. Learn to memorize the different positions, and what note that they are, because this will help you in later lessons. While you play, push down with your fingers enough to make a good sound, but not so much that you hurt yourself!
I hope you've enjoyed playing this piece, and once you've mastered it, try out another video at Fiddlerman.com to expand your repertoire!
My teacher in 3rd grade taught us a method for memory so the song how I remember it is DDAA11A332211A
Sanjanadee no the whole song is d d a a b b a g g f# f#e e d
A a g g f# f# e a a g g f# f# e
D d a a b b a g g f# f# e e d
…. How you remember that?
Thats an awesome way to remember it!
Harsil Patel h
I couldn’t understand the part when you start using your fingers
when you play the violin and you place your fingers down it is changing the note or the high to low. So on finger on the A string would make a B. But if it were the sharps also known as # on the D string you put 3 fingers for #F.
Hope you can figure it out!
UniGirl Craft no you put 2 fingers
you need to show the top so we can see your fingers not the side
I agree. Check out my “A Tune A Week” videos. Not great but better than this.
For twinkle twinkle another way for the notes is:
Natural A twice, Natural E twice, then 1 finger on E which is F twice, then Natural E whole note.
Second line is :
3 fingers on A twice, then 2 on A twice, then 1 finger on A twice, then Natural A twice.
Third line is:
Natural E twice, then 3 on A twice, then 2 on A twice, then 1 on A twice.
Do that twice
Then repeat the first and second line and that’s the whole song.
The Random Story Arc Of Randomness it’s the same from the video, your just using natural a and e instead of natural d and a
The Random Story Arc Of Randomness that’s what I did the first time I tried it lol but it was to high pitched
This helped me a lot .. thanks for posting the string line’s ?
I just bought my violin, and it doesn’t sound like a violin.. it actually sounds like a whole bunch of bees.. I tried tuning it and putting on rosin on the bow.. It DID work but I can’t like play the tune and then go down with the bow again.. any solutions?
ADOLESCENT DANGER! No u have to keep playing the violin then it will start to sound better
You can’t play the tune because you didn’t know it. Easy solution.
ADOLESCENT DANGER! did you tighten the bow?
ADOLESCENT DANGER! did you try tuning your violin in the order of A,D,G,E
Did you ever try Playing between the Bridge and The fingerboard
That made me so stressed
nessa walton lol
that’s a cool profile name why didn’t I think of that?
Okay I tried…but failed. I think I’ll watch it again tomorrow and who knows what might happen! Maybe I’ll even manage it.
can you please do one when u olny show yuor fingers on the violin for twinkle twinkle
I am in violin class and today we are learning twinkle,twinkle
+Fiddlerman sir i need your help, my sisters birthday is near please can you make a video tutorial of justin bieber what do you mean, a small tutorial can be very helpfull to,can you make it befor 21th dec 2015 please please please…………………………………………………….thanksssssssssssssss
+Michelle Thillemann Maybe if I can find some free time.
thank you i look up to u when i sad about violin so thanks :3 <3
Thank you very much now i know how to play twinkle twinkle little star tank you very much
I got my violin for Christmas and I have literally watched over 200 videos on how to play and I don’t know still.
Fiddlerman I think you are really helpful. Thank you!!! 🙂
Fiddlerman, do you believe it’s possible to achieve an atleast intermediate level of violin by self teaching?
I’m getting a nice royal blue coloured violin and it will be coming 31=1 31 March to 1 april
why thx u! I’m a beginner so…… on Sunday ill show my teacher I learned this song!
Violin is also named fiddle?
i think i pretty much have all the techniques down thx to you youtubers….just whole lots of practice now
My 9 year old sons violin was just sitting in the corner of the room ten minutes ago, and I can play twinkle twinkle, thank you haha can’t wait to tell him.
+L Jameson Very cool. 🙂
Miss L why’d you play your sons violin ??????????????????????????????????
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+London J Love to hear those kind of comments. Thanks for informing me. With your supervision perhaps he can join our forum too. http://fiddlerman.com/forum It’s a family like atmosphere with lot’s of helpful players and beginners motivating each other and giving tips and advice. 🙂
mrscp 2006 maybe cause he didn’t play it
I’m 8 and i haven’t learned how to yet but thanks to i can
Have you learns yet ?