Education - Violin

Free Resources

Many of these resources are things that I created for my students after recognizing a need for supplements to the materials that I had.  I'm on a limited budget and I like to create my own materials if it can save me from needing to buy them or making a student have to buy them.  I'm in the process of editing many of these resources so that they can be as high of quality as I can make them.  Any suggestions for improvement are highly appreciated.

Scales and Arpeggios:

Beginner scales:
G Major:  Lower and Upper Octave

More Advanced Scales
G Major Arpeggios
A Major Scale Exercises (Note:  This is a partially unedited portion of a scale exercise book that will soon be available for purchasing.)

1 Octave Scales/Arpeggios
G Major
A Major
B-flat Major
B Major
C Major
D Major
E-flat Major
E Major

Da CAPO Resources:

Find resources for the Da CAPO Program through the following link:
Da CAPO Resources

Free Songs with PDF and Accompaniments:

Supplement Songs (currently under development):
Supplement Songs Page

Other Songs:
Jingle Bells (printable PDF and MP3 Accompaniments)

B. Campagnoli: 101  Pièces Faciles et Progressives pour deux Violins (101 Easy and Progressive Pieces for Two Violins) Transcriptions and Recordings:
No. 1:

No. 2:
No. 7:

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101 Pièces Faciles et Progressives pour deux Violins (Transcribed and Recorded) by Timothy Rohwer is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

F. Mazas Douze Petits Duos Recordings:
Duo No. 1:
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F. Mazas Petits Duos Duo No. 1 (Recordings and Transcriptions) by Timothy Rohwer is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

F. Mazas Duos Abécédaires Sheet Music and Recordings
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F. Mazas Duos Abécédaires No 1 (Recording and Transcription) by Timothy Rohwer is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Etudes and Songs:

Etude No. 2
Wolfhart: 60 Studies for Violin @ IMSLP.ORG

Sight Reading:

In helping students start to learn how to read notes, I have developed some sight reading pages for students to go through and pass off.  They get progressively difficult, allowing students to grow in their ability to read music.  Here are some of the sheets so far, eventually to be published in a booklet to help increase students' ability to read music.

These are my very first unedited sight reading exercises:
Sight Reading 1
Sight Reading 2

These are from current collection of graded sight reading that are still in progress and have some minor editorial issues:

D String
D Pre-Sight Reading (Measure long)
D Pre-1
D Pre-2
D String Basic (D open with varying rhythms)
D 0-1
D 0-2
D 0-3
D 1-1
D 1-2
D 1-3

A String
A Pre-Sight Reading (Measure long)
A Pre-1
A Pre-2
A String Basic (A open with varying rhythms)
A 0-1
A 0-2
A 0-3
A 1-1
A 1-2
A 1-3
A 2-1


Basic Notes Worksheet No. 1

Noteflight Accompaniments:

Click Here to Go to the Noteflight Accompaniments Page

Resources for Purchase

These resources are available for purchase.  They are higher quality than the free resources, and they are projects that I have spent many years working on to help in my own personal studio.

For Beginners:
Bach to Rock Violin Beginner Booklet  for purchase on
Support independent publishing: Buy this book on Lulu.

Scales and Arpeggios:
Violin Scale Exercises Book 2  (Current Edition in editing process:  check back later)

Etudes and Songs:
(This section under construction)

Other Educational Resources


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