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Free Play Along Lessons

On-demand, ready-to-use video music lessons for teachers and students of all ages. 

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Playalong lessons

Sample some of our most popular play-along video lessons below. Find many more on our Youtube channel or get the directory for a full listing. (see below videos for more info)

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Find the perfect lesson with our searchable directory.

Showcase student creativity with professionally mastered, audio backing tracks.

Find the right difficulty:

Easiest, Easy, Intermediate, and Advanced

Or search by style:

Bluegrass, Blues, Bossa Nova, D Major (“Classical”), Doo-Wop, Feel Good Jams,  Feel Good Pop w/ Southern Soul, Funk, Groove, Gypsy Jazz, Happy Music- Serious Skills, Hip Hop-Inspired, Old Time Fiddle, Latin Feel, Pop, R&B, Rock, 7/4, 6/8

Learn to improvise over cover songs:

“Coffin Dance”, “Don’t Start Now” by Dua Lipa, “Dynamite” by BTS,  “Leave Before You Love Me” by Jonas Brothers x Marshmello, “Old Town Road” by Little Nas X, “Oye Como Va” by Santana, “, “Sir Duke” by Stevie Wonder, “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”, “You” by Troye Sivan & DJ Regard… and more!

Or browse by skill or topic:

Open Strings, Rhythm & Pentatonic Scales, Chromatic, Violin Technique Lessons, Violin Bowing Technique, Suzuki Violin Teaching for Fun & Creativity, Relaxing Play Alongs, How to Improvise on Violin, Viola and Cello, How to Play Jazz Violin, Electric Violin and Loop Pedal (live), Improvisations for Solo Violin, Jazz Violin Duets, Electric Violin Rock Solos… and more!

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*Used by over 600,000 students since March, 2020.

Players

Many of our play alongs are designed for pros and amateurs.

If you’d like my personal support, consider a trial of Creative Strings Academy.

Teachers:

Students need effective online resources to be Engaged & Independent.

Creative Strings’ Free Play Along Lessons:

  • Teach technique, ear training, theory, & more.
  • Promote student independence and engagement
  • Save time for teachers.
  • Fun & appropriate for all levels
  • Easy assessment.

Want teacher training, done-for-you lesson plans, or virtual classroom visits?

Learn more here or schedule a call with me to explore the possibilities.

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Play Along Lessons
for Teachers & Players of all levels

This violin play-along series is for all levels featuring easy beginner violin songs, a recommended intermediate violin play along series as well as good violin songs for advanced players

So if you are looking for the best online violin tutorial free, advanced or easy but cool play along violin songs, or free backing tracks for violin –  you are at the right place.

 

These online violin lessons are made for players as well as for teachers to use in their classroom 

Players

Teachers

These violin practice exercises will show you:

 

  • how to get better at violin by yourself

  • exercises to improve tone on violin

  • improve finger placement violin

  • have fun during your violin warm up

  • how to become a better violin player

  • what to practice to get better at the violin

  • how to learn to play violin online free

If you are looking for violin lessons online, these play along violin lessons are great violin teaching resources and string pedagogy resources for any online violin teacher , jazz violin teacher, or anyone teaching middle school orchestra or teaching high school orchestra. 

 

Here are a few examples how you can use these lessons:

 

  • to develop strategies for teaching strings: building a successful string and orchestra program, as string orchestra warm ups 

  • As d major scale beginner string orchestra warm-up 

  • As string orchestra practice in c major 

  • as string orchestra practice incentives for children

  • in your beginning string pedagogy.

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So go ahead, grab your instrument and play along to these free violin lessons online

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