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Strings Lessons is a site dedicated to gathering some of the best online video lessons for string instruments - primarily violin and cello.  Utilize these free online lessons to learn how to play the violin or learn how to play cello.  The first section deals with the violiin, followed by lessons for the cello.


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Video Lessons

Cello Chats by John Stuart

Cello Chat #1 - Getting to Know Your Cello

Cello Chat #2 - Printed Material
Cello Chat #3 - Holding the Cello
Cello Chat #4 - Sound Production
Cello Chat #5 - Holding the Bow
Cello Chat #6 - Bow Arm Mechanics
Cello Chat #7 - Playing Short Notes
Cello Chat #8 - Vibrato
Cello Chat #9 - Thumb Position
Cello Chat #10 - Bow Changes
Cello Chat #11 - String Crossings
Cello Chat #12 - Art of Practice
Cello Chat #13 - Basics of Shifting
Cello Chat #14 - Basics of Left Hand

Cello Lessons by Jamie Fiste

Cello Lesson #1 - Cello Vibrato

Cello Lesson #2 - Left Hand Cello Position for Violinists
Cello Lesson #3 - Cello Vibrato for Beginning Cellists Part 1
Cello Lesson #4 - Cello Vibrato for Beginning Cellists Part 2
Cello Lesson #5 - Even Finger Spacing on the Cello
Cello Lesson #6 - Loose Bow Hand on the Cello

Violin Lessons by Todd Ehle

Violin Lessons - Introduction and Purpose
Violin Lesson #1 - Holding the Bow (Bow Hold) Part 1
Violin Lesson #2 - Holding the Bow (Bow Hold) Part 2
Violin Lesson #3 - Holding the Bow (Bow Hold) Part 3
Violin Lesson #4 - The Hold & Finger Placement Part 1
Violin Lesson #5 - The Hold & Finger Placement Part 2
Violin Lesson #6 - The Hold & Finger Placement Part 3
Violin Lesson #7 - String Crossing Part 1
Violin Lesson #8 - Playing in Tune Part 3
Violin Lesson #9 - String Crossing Part 2
Violin Lesson #10 - String Crossing Part 3
Violin Lesson #11 - Straight Bowing Techniques Part 1
Violin Lesson #12 - Straight Bowing Techniques Part 2
Violin Lesson #13 - The Balance Point and Lifting the Bow
Violin Lesson #14 - Détache Bowing
Violin Lesson #15 - Tone Production Techniques
Violin Lesson #16 - Retakes-lifts
Violin Lesson #17 - Rebound
Violin Lesson #18 - Playing in Tune Part 1
Violin Lesson #19 - Playing in Tune Part 2
Violin Lesson #20 - Relax! Relaxation Techniques
Violin Lesson #21 - Relaxation and Balance
Violin Lesson #22 - Wrist (Hand) Vibrato Techniques Part 1
Violin Lesson #23 - Wrist (Hand) Vibrato Techniques Part 2
Violin Lesson #24 - Wrist (Hand) Vibrato Techniques Part 3
Violin Lesson #25 - Arm Vibrato Techniques Part 1
Violin Lesson #26 - Arm Vibrato Techniques Part 2
Violin Lesson #27 - String Crossing Part 4
Violin Lesson #28 - Finding 3rd Position in Vivaldi A Minor
Violin Lesson #29 - Bouncing Strokes (Spiccato Bowing)
Violin Lesson #30 - Martele Bowing
Violin Lesson #31 - Finding 2nd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th Positions
Violin Lesson #32 - 4 Types of Shifts Part 1
Violin Lesson #33a - 4 Types of Shifts Part 2
Violin Lesson #33b - Descending Shifts
Violin Lesson #34 - Ear Training Exercise
Violin Lesson #35 - Tuning the Violin Part 1
Violin Lesson #36 - Tuning the Violin Part 2
Violin Lesson #37 - Playing in Tune Part 3
Violin Lesson #38 - Playing in Tune Part 4
Violin Lesson #39 - Playing in Tune (Drone Pitch) Part 5
Violin Lesson #40 - Legato Bowing  Smooth Bow Changes
Violin Lesson #41 - Introduction to DoubleStops Part 1
Violin Lesson #42 - Introduction to DoubleStops Part 2
Violin Lesson #43 - Introduction to DoubleStops Part 3
Violin Lesson #44 - Colle Bowing
Violin Lesson #45 - Playing in Tune (Ringing Notes) Part 6
Violin Lesson #46 - Playing in Tune Part 7
Violin Lesson #47 - String Crossing Part 5
Violin Lesson #48 - String Crossing Part 6
Violin Lesson #49 - Sautille Bowing Part 1
Violin Lesson #50 - Sautille Bowing Part 2
Violin Lesson #51 - Octaves
Violin Lesson #52 - String Crossing Part 7
Violin Lesson #53 - Sautille Bowing Part 3
Violin Lesson #54 - Intro to 3rds
Violin Lesson #55 - Intro to 10ths Part 1
Violin Lesson #56 - Intro to 10ths Part 2