Violin for Beginners
PDF sheet music downloads

 

Easy music for the violin, from the absolute beginner's first lesson. All suitable for the 1st year. Download in PDF format (What's PDF?).

The 'Violins Start Here' series is carefully graded to provide attractive repertoire which dovetails with popular methods. These pieces have simple, but satisfying, piano accompaniments. 
 

The Easy Ensembles page has flexible arrangements for groups of instruments, with harmony parts suitable for beginner violin.

(See also our beginner violin music by mail order)


Click on a title to open the music player. Then, click the play button twice to load and stream the music. You must have pop-ups enabled

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Violins Start Here

This series of pieces introduces open D and A strings, followed by fingered notes in 1st position, D string. 

The sheet music is in downloadable PDF format. For group use, display it on a large monitor or electronic whiteboard. Print copies, as required. Price: Piano & Violin Scores -  £1.50 each, Violin Parts - £1.25 each

Print your violin part and return to enjoy playing duets with the online accompaniment! 


      PVS001 Violins Start Here - 1 / Piano Score
      Listen
(Flash audio)
        - opens a pop-up window. Then, click twice on the play button

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 PVS001A  Violins Start Here - 1/ Violin Part
 
Notes used: open D and A strings

Pitch notation reminder
Plucked rhythm warm-ups

I'm On My way!
Delightful 'D'!
Here Comes the Band
Fancy Dancing?

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PVS002 Violins Start Here -2 / Piano Score
Listen
- opens a pop-up window. Then, click twice on the play button

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PVS002A Violins Start Here -2 / Violin Part
1st Position. Notes used: D, E, F# on D string

Pitch notation reminder
Plucked rhythm warm-ups

A First Song
Strange Bells
Just Strolling
Merrily

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Violin and piano scores: These provide simple but attractive accompaniments, clearly set out to make it easy for piano-playing family members, or friends, to make music with the beginner violinist.


PVS003  Violins Start Here - 3 / Piano Score
Listen
- opens a pop-up window. Then, click twice on the play button

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PVS003A  Violins Start Here - 3 / Violin Part

1st Position. Notes used: D, E, F# on D string; includes 3/4 time sig.

Pitch notation reminder
Plucked rhythm warm-ups

Get in the Groove!
Come On!
Dancing Partners


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PVS004   Violins Start Here - 4 / Piano Score
Listen

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PVS004A   Violins Start Here - 4 / Violin Part
1st Position. Notes used: D, E, F#, G on D string

Pitch notation reminder
Plucked rhythm warm-ups

Ring, Joyful Bells!
Country Dance
Ghostly Voices
Yesterday's Games

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Violins Start Here - 4 / Piano Accompaniment
- opens a pop-up window. Then, click twice on the play button


PVS005  Violins Start Here - 5 / Piano Score
Listen
- opens a pop-up window. Then, click twice on the play button

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PVS005A  Violins Start Here - 5 / Violin Part
1st Position. Notes used: D, E, F#, G on D string and open A string

Pitch notation reminder
Plucked rhythm warm-ups

Five Note Fun
Down By the Danube
Stirring the Pudding

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Violins Start Here - 5 / Piano accompaniment
- opens a pop-up window. Then, click twice on the play button


Other Beginner Pieces

PVS025  First Tunes On The A String / Piano Score
First Tunes On The A String:  Listen
- opens a pop-up window. Then, click twice on the play button

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PVS025A  First Tunes On The A String / Violin Part
Notes: B & A, on A String

Well, Let's Get Cracking!
Wind & Rain
Strike Up the Band!
Shall We Dance?

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First Tunes On The A String / Accompaniments
- opens a pop-up window. Then, click twice on the play button


PVS007  Sun & Shadows; Sounds Like Sunday! / Piano Score
Sun & Shadows; Sounds Like Sunday! / Listen
- opens a pop-up window. Then, click twice on the play button

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PVS007A  Sun & Shadows; Sounds Like Sunday! / Violin Part
1st Position. Notes used: A, B, C#, D on A string, plus open E string

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PVS016  Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star / Violin Solo
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star: Listen
- opens a pop-up window. Then, click twice on the play button

1st Position. Notes used: D, E, F#, G, A, B
Creative activity section.

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PRK001  Kirby: Ellie's Lament/ Violin & Piano
Kirby: Ellie's Lament: Listen
- opens a pop-up window. Then, click twice on the play button

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PRK001A  Kirby: Ellie's Lament/ Violin Part

A lyrical little piece  for a dramatic production.

1st Position. Notes used: A, D, E, G, A B, D, E

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Melodies from "Stars From the Start"
These little concert pieces, all based on the first five notes of a major scale, can be transposed and played on other strings. They allow the beginner violinist to focus on dynamics and bowing, without the added complication of hand movement.

PVS018A    A Summer Shower/ Violin
A Summer Shower: Listen
- opens a pop-up window. Then, click twice on the play button

Notes A, B, C#, D, E

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PVS019A  Best of Friends? Violin
Best of Friends: Listen

Notes D, E, F#, G, A

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PVS020A  We Just Feel Like Dancing/ Violin
We Just Feel Like Dancing: Listen
Notes D, E, F#, G, A

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PVS021A  Reassurance/ Violin
Reassurance: Listen

Notes D, E, F#, G, A

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PVS022A Take Your Partners!
Take Your Partners!: Listen

Notes A, B, C#, D, E

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More Beginner Pieces

 

PVS006 Hot Cross Buns / Violin Solo
Hot Cross Buns: Listen
1st Position. Notes used: E - E, in key of A Major. Ideas for improvisation/composition.

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PVS008 Gaelic Scenes / Piano Score
Gaelic Scenes / Violin & Piano : Listen

- opens a pop-up window. Then, click twice on the play button

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PVS008A  Gaelic Scenes/ Violin Part

1st Position. Notes used: E - E, in key of A Major

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PVS009  By the River / Piano Score
By the River / Violin & Piano : Listen

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PVS009A  By the River /Violin Part

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PVS015  "Fireworks" - A Round / Violin
"Fireworks" - A Round: Listen


Notes used: D - D, in key of D Major

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PVS017  Sing Hosanna! / Violin
Sing Hosanna!: Listen


This folk hymn uses a 1-octave D major scale, with the addition of the B below middle C.

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PVS023  Old Country Scenes / Piano Score
Old Country Scenes / Violin & Piano: Listen
- opens a pop-up window. Then, click twice on the play button

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PVS023A  Old Country Scenes / Violin Part

Springtime in the Copse (A, B, C#, D, E)

At Work in the Fields (G, A B, C, D)

Harvest Dance (D ,E ,F#,G ,A)

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PVS024  Donning the Tartan / Piano Score
Donning the Tartan / Violin & Piano: Listen
- opens a pop-up window. Then, click twice on the play button

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PVS024A  Donning the Tartan / Violin

When Old Friends Gather

Thoughts of Home

Taking the Floor

(Notes: G, A, B, D, E, F#, G, A)

 

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