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Richard Amoroso has created a comprehensive video library that includes hundreds of violin lessons. Students have unlimited access to Richard's entire violin method plus notation and other study materials. Newly added lessons include many additional beginner violin songs and fundamental violin basics.  

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About Richard

Violinist Richard Amoroso currently serves as a member of the Philadelphia Orchestra. In addition to his two decade residency with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Richard has graced famed concert halls around the world, including soloing at Carnegie Hall, and performing at the Suntoryi Hall, and the Wiener Musikvere.


Richard found success early in Violin, performing solo for the Philadelphia Orchestra when he was only 14. After briefly retiring from Violin, Richard returned in his 20’s. After studying and improving his craft, Richard has gone on to perform alongside musical greats, such as Hilary Hahn and Yo Yo Ma, as well as popular musicians like Sting and Billy Joel.


As a performer, Richard is known worldwide as one of the premier classical violinists of our time. His natural talent shines through his 1765 Nicolò Gagliano violin, as a tremendous instructor and musical genius.


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Richard Amoroso Violin Lessons

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  • Reference Topics
  • Beginner Violin
  • Intermediate Violin
  • Advanced Violin

Reference Topics

  • How to Tune a Violin
  • Rosining the Bow
  • How to Practice with a Metronome
  • How to Practice with Scales
  • Intonation – Scales with a Tuner
  • Posture: Standing & Walking
  • Posture: Sitting
  • Posture: Advanced Thoughts on Neck & Chin Hold

Beginner Violin

  • Basic Left Hand Position
  • How to Grip the Bow
  • Basic Sound Production – How to Start the Sound
  • Basic Bowing – Introduction
  • Basic Bowing – Long Tone Exercise
  • Basic Bowing – Speed & Weight
  • Basic Bowing – Introduction to Collé
  • Basic Bowing – Kreutzer No.2
  • 1st Position Minor Scales
  • How to Practice with Scales
  • Basic Arpeggios – Introduction
  • Basic Arpeggios – Major & Minor Exercise
  • Rhythms - Introduction
  • How to Practice with a Metronome
  • Rhythms – Starer Book, Chapter 2 Exercises
  • Intervals - Introduction
  • Basic Vibrato
  • Bow Changes – Introduction
  • Changing Direction at the Frog – Introduction
  • Changing Direction at the Frog – Kreutzer No.2
  • Pulling the Bow with Relaxed Weight
  • Changing Direction at the Tip – Introduction
  • Changing Direction at the Tip – Kreutzer No.2
  • Bow Weight-Adjusting From Frog to Tip
  • Combining Bow Motions at Tip & Frog
  • Impulses
  • Purposeful Practice
  • Basic Pizzicato - Introduction
  • Basic Pizzicato – Tchaikovsky Symphony No.4, 3rd Mvt.
  • Basic Shifting & Positions Overview
  • String Crossing – Introduction
  • Basic Bowing – Detaché
  • Basic Left Hand & Left Arm Overview
  • Gavotte by Martini – M.1-16
  • Gavotte by Martini – M.69-End
  • Minuet by Bach – M.1-16
  • Gavotte in G minor by Bach
  • Building the Frets of the Hand – Introduction
  • Building the Frets of the Hand – Gavotte from Mignon
  • Building the Frets of the Hand – Boureé by Handel
  • Building the Frets of the Hand – Minuet by Bach (complete)
  • Practicing for Speed Using Scales
  • Practicing for Speed Using Arpeggios
  • Shifting Positions: Major & Minor Scale Exercises
  • Finding Notes in Different Positions
  • Humoresque by Dvo?ák
  • Double Stops - Introduction
  • Seitz Concerto No.2 in G Major M.1-24
  • Minuet in G by Beethoven
  • The Two Grenadiers by Schumann
  • Minuet by Boccherini

Intermediate Violin

  • Basic Finger Motion – Introduction
  • Basic Finger Motion – Scale Exercises
  • Basic Finger Motion – Gavotte in D Major by Bach
  • Basic Finger Motion – Building Up the Pinkie
  • Pinky Dexterity – Kreutzer No.9 "The Finger Exercise For Life"
  • Basic Intonation – Introduction
  • Basic Shifting – Arpeggios
  • The Basic Chromatic Scale
  • Rieding Concertino Op.21 Andante Sostenuto
  • The Importance of the Grouping of Notes
  • Vivaldi Concertino in A minor, Op.3 No.6, 1st Mvt
  • Shifting to Higher Positions
  • Carl Flesch Scale System – 3 Octave Scales
  • Carl Flesch Scale System – 1 Octave Scales on 1 String
  • Carl Flesch Scale System – Chromatics & Broken 3rds
  • Sevcik Shifting Book Etude 1
  • 3 Octave Arpeggios
  • Bowing: Martelé - Introduction
  • Bowing: Martelé – Kreutzer No.6
  • Bowing: Martelé – Vivaldi Presto
  • Kruetzer No.7
  • String Crossings – Tip of the Bow
  • String Crossings – Middle of the Bow
  • String Crossings – The Frog
  • String Crossings – Kreutzer No.13
  • String Crossings – Accolay Violin Concerto, Opening Excerpt
  • String Crossings with Detaché - Overview
  • String Crossings with Detaché – Vivaldi Concertino in A minor, Last Mvt
  • Bach Double – 2nd Violin
  • Bach Double – 1st Violin
  • Bowing: Spiccato – Introduction
  • Bowing: Sautillé – Introduction
  • String Crossing Exercises with Sautillé
  • Sautillé – Perpetual Motion by K. Bohm - Suite 3
  • Sautillé – Perpetual Motion by K. Bohm – Little Suite 6
  • Combining Spiccato & Sautillé – Kreutzer No.2
  • Transitioning In & Out of Spiccato
  • Left Hand Articulation – Dounis Exercises
  • Left Hand Articulation – Fast Fingers
  • Left Hand Articulation – Scale Exercises
  • Colors & Dynamics
  • Trills – Introduction
  • Trills – A Familiar Cadence
  • Trills – Kreutzer No.15
  • Trills – Mozart Concerto No.4 Excerpt
  • Left Hand Dexterity Exercises
  • Intermediate Smooth Shifting – Kreutzer No.11
  • Intermediate Smooth Shifting – Sevcik No.17
  • Classical & Romantic Shifts
  • Intermediate Vibrato
  • The Various Colors of Vibrato
  • Beethoven Symphony No.2, 4th Mvt, M.1-9
  • Liszt Les Preludes, Letter N
  • Submit a Piece You're Working On
  • Rode Caprice No.5
  • The Dont Challenge
  • Legato Bowing Practice Exercise – Mazas Etude No.19
  • Staccato Bowing Practice Exercise – Kreutzer No.4
  • Bach Sonato No.1, Fugue, 1st Page
  • Mozart Violin Concerto No.5, Exposition
  • Bach Partita No.2 Allemande

Advanced Violin

  • Concerto & Sonata Forms
  • Accolay Violin Concerto, P.1 & 2
  • Mozart Violin Concerto in G Major, 1st Page
  • Mozart Violin Concerto No.4, Exposition
  • Bruch Violin Concerto, 1st Page
  • Lalo Symphonie Espagñol, 1st Page
  • How to Play Octaves
  • How to Play Chords
  • Haydn G Major Concerto, 1st Mvt Exposition
  • Introduction to Playing Unaccompanied Bach
  • Bach Sonata No.1
  • Intonation – Melodic Approach
  • Double Stops – 6ths & 3rds
  • Harmonics
  • Ricochet Bowing
  • Learn Your Pattern of Mistakes
  • Playing Under Pressure
  • Vivaldi Winter – 1st Solo
  • Vivaldi Winter – 2nd Solo
  • Vivaldi Winter – 3rd Solo
  • How to Find Notes Out of the Air in Different Positions

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