When first starting any instrument one of the hardest things for me (when learning violin and piano) was learning the notes names & associating them with certain fingers. Knowing note names is like learning a musical alphabet. You may not necessarily need to know the names of the notes and may be able to play music by ear which is wonderful! But, if you do know the note names it is a reference point that will help you connect with other musicians and instruments that may play in different keys.
For instance you probably know that C-A-T spells cat. You first needed to learn the alphabet, then how the symbols made certain sounds, and then how when in a certain order they spelled a certain word.
The same thing happens in music: D-F#-A spells a D Major chord. First you need to learn the note names, then how to associate them with fingers, and then how in that order they sound really great together and make a chord.
Below are some wonderful websites to help you in your beginning journey to learning the first position notes of the violin which is an instrument that is written in the treble clef.
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