Winter from The Four Seasons, Largo

for violin

intermediate

Learn how to play the notes of "Winter from The Four Seasons, Largo" 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.

Uploaded August 7, 2015
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Here is the lovely Largo movement from Antonio Vivaldi's Winter, from The Four Seasons. The Four Seasons are four violin concertos, each representing one of the seasons, Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter.  Each concerto has three movements, and they all have short poems that the music is meant to represent, from birds singing represented by high trills, to dogs barking played by pizzicato bursts.  Music in which there is an attempt to recreate a story, or evoke a specific mood from a written text is called programmatic music.  The Four Seasons is a very early example of this, which would not become very popular until much later in the Romantic Era of music history.
The violin part plays the melody and is accompanied by other violins playing pizzicato and cellos playing a syncopated, octave pattern throughout. Because this piece is in a key with flats, 2nd position on the E and A strings start where L2 normally is. Feel free to play at least three bows on the last note since it is far too long to do with one bow. Preferably use 3 or 5 so that you end on a down bow.