Violin fingerboard map
Visualizes the violin fingerboard positions for different key signatures.
Click on the key signature of interest to see where its notes lie on the violin's fingerboard.
The fingerboard is visualied below.
Its first row are the open strings (
Finger positions highlighted with dark borders are being used in the selected key signature.
Fingerboard for the 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