Robert Pracht Opus 15 nr 1
This is the first etude I tried to play. I first practiced it when after leaning the violin for only two months. Among all the beginner violin etudes I had found, this was one of the easiest. Even so, it didn’t sound great, but it was doable and it made me feel very proud to be able to play my first etude. The recording is after playing the violin for seven months.
C Major Scale
This etude is excellent for beginner violinists. It is written in C Major scale. If you have practiced the C Major scale before in one or two octaves, then this etude will be something for you.If you haven’t practiced the C Major scale yet, then you can download it here in one octave.
The main difficulty of this etude for a beginner violinist is to make sure to play a low second finger on the A string. The etude is in C Major thus the C is C natural, not C sharp like in the beginner songs. That’s why you first have to practice the C Major scale with the low second finger before practicing this etude.
The rhythm is very easy, there are only quarter notes, half notes and whole notes. Try to use the entire bow for the half notes and whole notes.
Use of fourth finger
The sheet music suggests to use fourth finger to play the E on the A string. When I first played the etude, I used the open E string instead because using my fourth finger was still hard to do. Now I’ve been playing the violin for seven months and I’ve been studying the etude again. This time with fourth finger as you could see in the recording.
Feel free to comment below if you have any other suggestions about this etude or other beginner violin etudes.