Four Romantic Pieces, No. 1

for violin

intermediate

Learn how to play the notes of "Four Romantic Pieces, No. 1" on violin for free using our animated scrolling tablature including sheet music and tab options for the easiest way to quickly learn the music. Enjoy playing along with 4 backing tracks which you can control with the track display. Use this tutorial with our tab to learn the song without having to read notes in sheet music.

Composed by: Antonin Dvorak
Uploaded April 17, 2015
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The Four Romantic Pieces by Dvorak are perfect works for an intermediate level player to study. They were originally written as a string trio for two violins and viola and were intended for performance by an amateur, which explains why they are much easier to perform than the rest of Dvorak's repertoire. The trio version was rearranged in 1887 as a piece for violin and piano, which is what is presented here. The fingerings used in this edition were chosen for simplicity so that an intermediate level player can learn the piece fairly quickly. Once a certain level of mastery is achieved, you can learn more expressive fingerings that require shifting far more often, as you will observe advanced violinists using.

3 thoughts on “Four Romantic Pieces, No. 1

  1. Hi, at risk of asking a silly question, why is the fourth note “middle d” played on the empty string? Why not do it in the 3rd position so that the vibrato can be possible? Thanks.

    1. These fingerings were chosen primarily for students to learn quickly for fun. When I teach this piece to my students, I do just as you mentioned with many shifts. The idea is that a lot of the people who use this site have limited shifting experience and often no private lesson teacher. Thanks for asking, and I hope you really enjoy our pieces here!