Violin fingerboard map
Visualizes the violin fingerboard positions for different keys.
Click on the key of interest to see where the notes lie on the Violin's fingerboard.
The first row of keys (
E) are the open strings.
Finger positions highlighted with dark borders are being used in the selected key.
Playing the violin entails holding the instrument between the jaw and the collar bone. The strings are sounded either by drawing the bow across them (arco), or by plucking them (pizzicato). The left hand regulates the sounding length of the strings by stopping them against the fingerboard with the fingers, producing different pitches. Read more