Violin lessons for beginners
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Violin lessons for beginners

Deborah teaches you crucial violin technics. Professional two camera video production and music notes.
4.3 (8 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.
69 students enrolled
Created by Deborah de Jongh
Last updated 11/2015
Current price: $10 Original price: $20 Discount: 50% off
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Hold the violin.
  • Hold the bow
  • Place the first, second, third and fourth finger.
  • Do simple violin exercises.
  • Prevent common technical mistakes.
  • Read some music notes.
  • Play basic songs.
  • Play "Twinkle twinkle little star"
  • Play Pizzicato.
  • Play vibrato on the violin.
  • Do scale studies with the violin.
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  • A violin and bow.

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.

This course is for you if:

  • You are a violin newbie.
  • If you want to refresh your technics.

General course information

  • Professional camera crew and video editing, made by a professional video production agency.
  • Two camera shots when relevant.
  • Experienced and patience teacher.
  • Basics explained in uttermost detail.
  • To the point technical instructions.
  • Unbelievable low price making it accessible for students all over the world.
Who is the target audience?
  • Student who like to learn violin technics from scratch.
  • Students who want to refresh their violin technics.
  • You do not need to know how to read music notes.
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Curriculum For This Course
15 Lectures
Holding violin & bow
2 Lectures 06:21

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.

Preview 03:10

After this course you have learned how to hold your violin. The two camera view gives you a detailed close up of the fingers and the right view gives you the overal body position. After that Deborah shows how to exercise playing pizzicato.

Preview 03:11
Bow technics
3 Lectures 14:00

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.

Preview 04:41

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.

How to place your bow on the strings

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.

How to play with your bow
Rhythm & notes
2 Lectures 09:59

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.

Playing and reading notes

This lecture gives you helpful rhythm exercises.

Rhythm exercises
Learning all the fingers and strings
5 Lectures 33:29

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.

First finger position on the violin string

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.

Playing violin the second finger

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.

Learning positioning third finger

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.

Playing violin with all your fingers.

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.

Learning all the notes and playing with all the fingers
Twinkle twinkle little star
1 Lecture 02:53

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.

How to play 'Twinkle twinkle little star'
Advanced violin technics
2 Lectures 07:01

You learn a real beautiful violin effect: vibrato. This adds a wonderful dimension to your violin playing.

How to play vibrato on the violin.

Now it is time to go a bit more advanced. You will be able to do scale studies on the violin.

Scale studies with the violin.
About the Instructor
Deborah de Jongh
4.3 Average rating
8 Reviews
69 Students
1 Course
Violin teacher

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.