In what key to start with violin
Many choose C major (actually not a personal choice, but a copy of a textbook), some choose D major, and some start with A major or G major.
Almost no one chooses other majors such as F major, B flat major and E major, and almost no one starts directly with any minor key. In general, it is better to start with major scale than with minor one, because not only is fingering of major scale relatively easy and convenient, but tone is clear and fluent, which is very suitable for beginners. For example, D major and A major start with straight and empty strings, strings are clear and bright, and vibration is rich, and then 1, 2, and 3 fingers respectively strike 6 notes in first position of two strings. , add The top string itself forms an octave diatonic scale. The fingering of these two major scales is exactly same, except that one is tuned to DA string and other to AE string. Comparatively speaking, A major is more convenient to draw than D major, mainly because E string is on outermost side of four strings. From point of view of plane of bow, it is easier to avoid noise of changing strings than two middle ones. strings In addition, hand is also on E string. More natural and comfortable.
Also, left hand fingerings of D major and A major are more in line with natural shape of hand, which appears in 3rd and 4th steps, while 7th and 8th steps are semitones, and both of them can get exact pitch by moving 2 and 3 fingers together . This point is much more natural than semitones of same tone in G major and C major, and it is not so difficult for fingers to get close to each other.
Among natural major scales commonly used in first position, for beginners, F major and bB major scales can be most difficult because some of scale 1 fingers must be turned up to press strings (Forming a minor second with an open string) , this motion of raising finger to top of fretboard will be a little awkward and uncomfortable when basic position remains same, but violinists with basic skills may refuse it.
We won't compare twenty-four major and minor tones one by one, it's cumbersome and unnecessary. Through above few examples, friends who have mastered these tones must have understood something.
For today's topic, let's see if everyone thinks same as we do. For beginners to violin, especially for amateur violinists, it is best to use A major as first key of learning, that is, first melody, unfixed melody, and first melody in first melody (see if you can spare it). In this matter, as with keyboard players, first key to start with is C major.