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Free Play Along Lessons

Welcome to  our growing archive of over 500 on-demand video music lessons for students, pros, and teachers

Feel free to sample them below, with different styles and songs, easy to advanced.

If you like them, consider getting our searchable play-along directory by donating a buck or any amount you choose.

The directory makes it easy to search for specific lessons (instead of scrolling on Youtube). Your donation goes to charity, helping us provide lessons to students at no cost to them.

When you donate, you’ll also receive audio backing tracks to practice with.

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Bluegrass Fiddle, Blues Fiddle, Bossa Nova, D Major (“Classical”), Doo-Wop, Feel Good Pop w/ Southern Soul, Funk Violin, Hot Club Jazz Violin, Hip Hop Songs, Old Time , Latin, Pop Violin Songs, R&B Violin,  Rock Violin, Pop and Rock Violin Videos,  7/4, 6/8, and more.

Cover songs:

Coffin Dance Violin, Violin Play Along Dua Lipa “Don’t Start Now”, BTS Songs on the Violin “Dynamite”,  “Leave Before You Love Me” by Jonas Brothers x Marshmello, How to play Old Town Road on Violin (Old Town Road Violin by Little Nas X, “Oye Como Va” ,”Sir Duke”, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star,  “You” by Troye Sivan & DJ Regard, Seniorita Violin (How to Play Seniorita on Violin), Stand by Me Violin, Girls like You Violin… and more!

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Violin Open Strings practice, Rhythm & Pentatonic Scales, Chromatic Scale Violin, Violin Techniques, Violin Bowing Techniques, Teach Suzuki Violin Teaching for Fun & Creativity, Relaxing Play Alongs, Improvisation on Violin, Viola and Cello, Jazz Violin Lessons, How to Play Electric Violin Lessons and Loop Pedal (live), How to Make Musical Loops With A Violin, Solo Violin Improvisations, Jazz Violin Duets, Classic Rock Electric Violin Solos… and more!

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Play Along Lessons
for Teachers & Players of all levels

Our violin play-along series features beginner, easy, intermediate and advanced lessons.



These violin practice exercises will show you:


  • how to get better at violin by yourself

  • exercises to improve tone on violin

  • improve finger placement

  • 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

These play along violin lessons are violin teaching resources and string pedagogy resources for the online violin teacher, anyone teaching middle school orchestra, or teaching high school orchestra. 


How you can use these lessons:


  • Unique strategies for teaching strings: building a successful string and orchestra program

  • string orchestra warm ups 

  • string orchestra practice rewards for children

I created these play along violin lessons to help you explore new violin teaching methods, violin teacher resources, middle school string teaching resources, violin teaching aids, string orchestra teaching resources, string orchestra practice, beginning d major scale warm ups for string orchestra, strategies for teaching strings: building a successful strings and orchestra program, string pedagogy aids, and free backing tracks .

Grab your instrument and play along!

Creative Strings is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to positively transform music education through school outreach, teacher training, and online curriculum.