Learn the Viola - Scales and Fundamentals
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Learn the Viola - Scales and Fundamentals

A beginner's guide to technique and one octave scales on the viola.
3.5 (3 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
23 students enrolled
Last updated 11/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • At the end of this course, you will be able to hold a viola and bow and be ready to learn any beginner song.
  • You will be comfortable playing every note in first position on the viola.
  • You will have the equivalent of 6-12 months of private viola lessons.
  • You will learn some different bowing techniques.
  • You will be able to play all of the one octave scales on the viola.
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Requirements
  • You will need a viola and bow. No music reading is required.
  • An instrument tuner would be helpful.
Description

This course covers the basics such as holding the violin and bow properly and tuning the instrument. It covers a couple of different bowing techniques and then goes through both the major and minor scales. It is taught by video lessons with straightforward, easy to follow instructions. There is also some supplemental material to help guide you along the way. There are lectures on the extras such as the proper way to hold the instrument, as well as lectures focusing on different techniques to improve your playing.

Students who enroll will get to learn a challenging instrument without having to take costly private lessons. This course is about the equivalent of 6-12 months of private violin lessons with a focus on scales, so could take anywhere from one month to twelve months to complete. It all depends on how much time you have to put into it.

This course is a very low pressure way to get to learn a new instrument. Without the time commitment and cost of weekly private lessons, students will be able to discover the joy of playing the violin without any added pressure.

If you have ever had any interest in learning a musical instrument, then this course if for you. It starts with the basic foundations and builds from there, so you do not need to have any previous music experience. If you want to be have a great technical foundation on the violin, and want to learn the scales, which are the building blocks of all songs, then you would greatly benefit from this course.

Above all, this course is for anyone with a love of music. You can take the course yourself, give it as a gift to friends or family, or to anyone you know that also loves music. With a 30 day money back guarantee and lifetime access, you can be confident in your purchase. Lifetime access will also allow you to take as long as you need to complete the course, and will allow you to go back and review lectures that you have previously complete. It's a fail safe way of learning the violin.

Who is the target audience?
  • This is a course for anyone who wants to learn the viola. It is a true beginner course.
  • This course would work well for anyone that doesn't have previous music experience.
  • This course is good for anyone interested in fundamentals and techniques and mastering those.
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Curriculum For This Course
38 Lectures
02:42:11
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Introduction to the Course
1 Lecture 02:05
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Major Scales
1 Lecture 02:29

After this lecture, you will understand the elements of a scale.

Preview 02:29
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Getting Started
4 Lectures 15:01

This lecture will teach you the names of the different Viola and bow parts. You will know what I am referring to inmates lectures.

Preview 03:55


After this lecture you will have tape on your instrument which will help guide you in placing your fingers.

Taping the Instrument
04:22

After completing this lecture you will know how to position yourself properly when p,aging he viola.

Viola Hold and Stance
02:59
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The Left Hand
3 Lectures 05:55

After this lecture you will understand the numbers that we associate with the left hand.

Left Hand Fingering
01:13

Hand and Finger Shape
02:27

After this lecture you will know how to correctly place your fingers on the fingerboard.

Finger Placement
02:15
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The Right Hand
4 Lectures 14:29

After this lecture you will know how to hold the bow with the correct grip.

Bow Grip
02:59

Playing With a Straight Bow
04:43

Detache Stroke
02:55

After completing this lecture you will know hoe to play the smooth legato stroke.

Legato Stroke
03:52
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Major Scales
12 Lectures 58:37

After this lecture you will know how to play the one octave C major scale.

C Major
04:57

After completing this lecture you will know how to play the one octave G major scale.

G Major
04:49

After completing this lecture you will know how to play the one octave D major scale.

D Major
04:40

After completing this lecture you will be able to play a one octave A Major scale.

A Major
04:39

After completing this lecture you will know how to play the one octave E major scale.

E Major
05:15

After completing this lecture you will know how to play the one octave B major scale.

B Major
04:51

After completing this lecture you will know how to play the one octave F# major scale.

F# Major
05:14

After completing this lecture you will know how to play the one octave F major scale.

F Major
04:37

After completing this lecture you will know how to play the one octave Bb major scale.

Bb Major
04:40

After completing is lecture you will know how to play the one octave Eb major scale

Eb Major
04:45

After completing this lecture you will know how to play the one octave A flat major scale.

Ab Major
05:18

After completing this lecture you will know how to play the one octave D flat major scale.

Db Major
04:52
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Minor Scales
12 Lectures 01:01:59

After completing this lecture you will know how to play the one octave C minor scale.

C Minor
05:19

After completing this lecture you will know how to play the one octave G minor scale.

G Minor
04:49

After completing this lecture you will know how to play the one octave D minor scale.

D Minor
05:41

After completing this lecture you will know how to play the one octave A minor scale.

A Minor
05:24

After completing this lecture you will know how to play the one octave E minor scale.

E Minor
04:49

After completing this lecture you will know how to play the one octave B minor scale.

B Minor
04:44

After completing this lecture you will know how to play the one octave F sharp minor scale.

F# Minor
05:28

After completing this lecture you will know how to play the one octave F minor scale.

F Minor
05:02

Bb Minor
05:11

Eb Minor
05:11

G# Minor
05:17

C# Minor
05:04
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Congratulations!
1 Lecture 01:36
Congratulations and Next Steps
01:36
About the Instructor
Kathleen Kromphardt
3.9 Average rating
52 Reviews
850 Students
4 Courses
Violinist and Violin and Viola Teacher

Kathleen Kromphardt is a professional freelance violinist. She studied at Mannes College in New York where she obtained a Diploma in Violin Performance where she also played the viola. Kathleen's playing has been described as "beautiful", "sweet", and "fluent" by her audiences, conductors, and teachers. From the grandeur of the concert stage as an orchestral violinist, to bringing the joy of live entertainment to weddings and receptions, she continues to move her audience with her performances. Kathleen has performed in cities both in the US and Canada. She also composes and arranges music.

As a private music teacher, Kathleen has taught both violin and viola. She has taught lessons in person and for the past year has specialized in online instruction with the use of Skype. Her teaching method focuses on the traditional techniques for the violin and viola. Once students are comfortable with the basics, lessons can be geared towards the students' interests. Kathleen's teaching style is informative yet also fun and friendly.