This truly unique violin video course is shot with two cameras by a professional video agency. You will see in detail the finger positions and the overal body technics to make sure you learn how to play the violin the right way. Some exercises are guided by simple music notes to help you on your way. You learn how to play Pizzicato and how to get this amazing vibrato sound. If you start this English spoken violin course today you will be able to play your first songs in no-time.
This violin course experience simulates everything about basic technics you could learn from a teacher standing next to you.
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General course information
In this Lecture I introduce myself as Deborah de Jongh a professional violin teacher. I explain that you wil learn in this course the basic technics needed for violin playing. After this introduction this lecture continues with the first important step. You learn how to place the violin and your shoulder rest. This lecture explains in detail and with use of close ups how you should place the violin shoulder rest on the violin. After that you will learn several methods for tuning your violin the right way.
This lecture gives you exact insight on how to hold your bow. Deborah explains this first in detail by holding a pen. By practicing the grip on a pen you can move on to the bow. Deborah explains it again in detail on the violin bow. After this lecture you get this very important basic violin technic right. Furthermore you get helpful exercises for making your fingers stronger.
You learn exactly how to position your arm and elbow on all the strings. Clear and simple exercises guide you in this process. Starting simple string by string and from one string to another string. You learn about common mistakes and how to prevent them.
This lecture how to hold your hand going down bow and how your hand position change going up bow. Deborah explains how this works on the different strings. You will learn to get a soft sound when you playing the violin. You are now playing the violin.
You will learn how to hold your bow and play the notes at the same time. The two camera view makes very clear how to hold your hand and how your overal body position should be. The notes in the video video are helping you to do the exercises the right way.
This lecture gives you helpful rhythm exercises.
You learn how to place your first finger n the violin. With detailed close ups Deborah guides you how to position your first finger and stay in tune. Very important aspect of this lecture is how your wrist should be. Because this is done wrong most of the time. Deborah gives you a simple exercise.
After you master the first finger you learn how to position the second finger and how to play in tune. With simple exercises you master the first and second finger. Common mistakes are explained so will not make them. The close ups make it very clear. Like with real violin students you start with your fingers. When you master this, the lecture continues how to do it with your bow.
Now you master the first two fingers you are ready for learning the third finger. This lecture is given in a slow and gentle speed so you understand the basic right. The notes in this lecture are removed because it is better to do exercise without seeing them.
Now you will learn how to play with all the fingers. Simple exercises help you on your way. This lecture guides you to real violin playing. The notes are removed because you will be able to do this exercise without them. Everything is explained slowly. This lecture ends with a real music piece.
This lecture is a perfect summary of all the basic violin technics. Simple exercises teach you in detail all the fingers on all the notes. The notes are removed so you do the exercises better. This lecture starts with the fingers on the strings and when you understand these basic technics you learn how to do this with the bow.
After this lecture you will be able to play the song: "Twinkle twinkle little star". The notes are removed but if you really need them, find them on the internet.
You learn a real beautiful violin effect: vibrato. This adds a wonderful dimension to your violin playing.
Now it is time to go a bit more advanced. You will be able to do scale studies on the violin.
Deborah was born on the 3rd of july in 1986 and started playing the violin when she was 10 years old. At the age of 15 she started giving small concerts in the Old Church in Zoetermeer (Holland) with her dad, Ronald de Jong.
When she was 16, she went to the Havo voor Muziek en Dans. It's a highschool at which you get normal lessons and a lot of music lessons. It is on the conservatory in Rotterdam. There she got violin lessons from Thijs Kramer. After that she graduated at the conservatory in Rotterdam. She is following her violin lessons with Natasja Morozova. Deborah has followed the minors Music Theory and Music Education in which she graduated succesfully. She made good results with the minor Music Education and got a 9 (out of 10) at the end of the minor.
Few times a year she gives concerts in Zoetermeer and Delft. Deborah played three times in a project of the National Youth Orchestra of the Netherlands. Also she have played a lot in the orchestra of musical groups like Rits in Delft. At this moment she is a violin teacher now for almost 5 years and has many experience with giving violin lessons. She is giving violinlessons on the music school Rootz in Delft and in Rotterdam in projects of the SKVR.