Violin G string notes and fingering

Before you start playing on the G string you probably would want to know what notes are on the G string. They are G as an open string, A -the first finger, B- the second finger, C -the third finger, and D the fourth, pinkie finger.

Violin G string notes

How to learn faster violin G string notes

Make sure to follow all the steps below to make your learning process easier and faster

  • You left-hand elbow is angled appropriately so your pinkie finger is rounded when placed on the string
  • You rotated your wrist to the right or clockwise, and the base of the pinkie finger knuckle is close to the fingerboard
  • The base knuckle of the pinkie is at the same level or slightly higher than the fingerboard.

Violin G string is probably the most difficult string to play and mainly because it is the farthest string that is hard to reach. When we play on the G string we also should consider the tilt of the instrument and its placement relatively to the left hand. If you still feel uncomfortable while playing on the G string you might want to reconsider your violin placement and its tilt which you can do by changing your setup, such as shoulder rest and chinrest. Many factors come in to play here and even a slight movement of the violin can change your playing in a better way.

When you read the music please remember that the number assigned to each finger is not the same as on piano keyboard. When you play on the violin, on the G string, the notes and numbers are in the following order: the index finger is 1 ( A note), the middle finger is 2 ( B ), the ring finger is 3 (C), and the little finger, pinkie, is 4 ( D) . 

Sharps or flats are only a half-step higher or lower than the original note. It means that if you have G and G sharp notes you would put two fingers almost together, so there will be no space between them, they have to touch each other. On the other hand, if you have G  and then Gsharp, you would move the finger just half step higher. Don’t be surprise if you see Gsharp and Aflat notes. They sound the same, only written in different keys. 

Keep you fingers rounded and relaxed. Do not press too much. You only have to apply adequate and light pressure to the string, so it only touches the fingerboard. No excessive pressure. When you start practicing watch the string closely and feel the amount of pressure you have to apply. Maintain correct left-hand posture. Keep the left-hand relaxed. Left-hand thumb should gently touch the violin’s neck, no more.



A,B,C notes


Violin G string notes


A,B,Csharp,D notes


A,Bflat,C notes


A,Bflat,C,D notes


Aflat,Bflat,C notes


Aflat,Bflat,C,D notes

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