Creative Violin, The New Violin Method 1: Lessons 3, 4 and 5
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Creative Violin, The New Violin Method 1: Lessons 3, 4 and 5

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Created by Xander Nichting
Last updated 10/2018
English
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 26 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • This is the follow-up of the course: "Creative Violin, The New Violin Method 1: Basics, Lesson 1-2": Lesson 3, 4 and 5.
  • Master combination half notes and quarter notes, and cover "ties", playing 2 or more notes on one bow.
  • String changes and the time signature: 3/4. With that the combination of all techniques learned so far with fingers 1 and 2.
  • Adding the 3rd finger.
  • Improvise with the mastered skills from these lessons. (3 tracks)
  • Play along with specially made backing tracks (play-alongs) of each song / exercise / improvisation
Requirements
  • Beginner level, recommended to have completed "Creative Violin, The New Violin Method 1: Basics, Lesson 1-2"
  • A good supportive attitude.
  • An open mind for different music styles and improvisation.
  • Preferably 20-30 minutes a day.
Description

The violin is the most perfect instrument for all thinkable music styles, apart from classical music it has claimed it's place in jazz, pop, rock, country, world music...
Until now there has been no violin method that went beyond classical music.
Creative Violin brings this to a change.
Apart from classical music the student will taste many different styles of music and even learn to improvise, right from the start.
I see that this works very well, even the youngest beginners (6 years old!) learn how to close the book and start playing intuitive, along with the provided studio recorded accompaniments, right from the first lessons.

Creative Violin is a new method which even includes improvisation training right from the start.

What can you expect in this first course?

This course is the follow up on lessons 1 and 2 (basics)

Here we will learn combining quarter notes with eighth notes, ties (playing 2 or more notes on the same bow direction),

3rd finger, improvisation...

Included music in the full course are classical pieces (Bach, Mozart, Dvorak, Bartok...) as well as the jazz/swing (lesson 8), musical, and world music from countries like Ireland and Romania...
All lessons and exercises are accompanied with studio recorded backing tracks, so you'll never have to play alone.

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone who wants to learn to play the violin by a new method, even learning how to improvise.
  • Classical students and those who want to be able to play styles like jazz, country and folk too.
  • Students that have completed "Creative Violin, The New Violin Method 1: Basics, Lesson 1-2"
Course content
Expand all 23 lectures 54:09
+ Introduction
1 lecture 03:40

Lessons 3, 4 and 5 are the follow up on the basics lessons and lessons 1 and 2, also available here on Udemy.

Here you will start with combining quarter and eighth notes, forming the first rhythmic patterns on the violin.

After that you will learn the ties, playing 2 (or more) notes on one bow direction.

Lesson 4 will be about string changes, this will make it possible to play a wider range.

Also you will discover a new time signature: the 3/4 and play "Amazing Grace".

In lesson 5 we will add the 3rd finger, where we will practice the reading too.

To add the most fun, at the end of all lessons you will improvise with the skills you have accomplished so far.

Play along with me or download the Backing Track (Play-along) to go for it yourself.

All songs and exercises in the course are downloadable, have their own video to study along with, and an accompaniment for you to play with the band, piano, or even orchestra.

Happy practicing!

Preview 03:40
+ Creative Violin 1, Lesson 3
7 lectures 12:13

Learn combining quarter and eighth notes and start with your first rhythmic patterns.

Also learn ties: playing 2 (or more) notes on one bow direction.

Practice along with this video.

Preview 05:12

Yay!! Congrats, this is your first actual song: "Mary Had A Little Lamb"

Let's play it!

Preview 00:21

Combining half notes and quarter notes on the D string

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00:44
9
00:23
Let's Improvise Lesson 3
04:25
+ Creative Violin 1, Lesson 4
6 lectures 21:59

In this lesson we will cover string changes and the time signature: 3/4.

With that we will combine all techniques we learned so far with fingers 1 and 2.

Creative Violin 1, Lesson 4
06:56

Let's practice the string changing from the A string to the E string.

Play long bows so you can control the changing better.

This is a good moment to check if your bowings are still straight.

12
00:26

Same, but now we'll add some tied notes to it.

13
00:24

Now let's try this on the D string and A string.

Again, check your bowings.

14
00:28

We are ready for a nice song, making use of the exercises we did so far.

This is in a different time signature, 3/4.

This means: the quarter note is the "count" and there are 3 of them in a measure.

You will notice that the first measure has only one note, we call that an upbeat. (In the precount it will be on the 3rd).

This is usually "compensated" by taking one count out of the last measure, you can see it contains a half rest, (2 beats).

You could say that the third beat has moved to the beginning of the song, the upbeat.

15
00:50
Let's Improvise Lesson 4
12:55
+ Creative Violin 1, Lesson 5
9 lectures 16:17

In this lesson we will start with the 3rd finger.

The 3rd finger must be placed against the 2nd finger, remember to put the fingers round on the fingerboard.

We will practice this on all strings and learn how to read them.

Creative Violin 1, Lesson 5
05:55

Now read and learn the new notes where the 3rd fingers are in the score.

Here on the A string.

Round fingers and the 3rd against the 2nd finger.

16
00:30

Now on the D string.

17
00:31

Now on the G string.

18
00:27

Finally on the E string.

19
00:28

Nice little song on A and D string.

20
00:49

Now on the E string.

21
00:24

Finally on the G string.

22
00:19

We will add the 3rd finger in our improvisation.

Let's focus on doing this on one string for now.

Let's Improvise Lesson 5
06:54