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Beginner Violin Course - Learn Violin From Scratch - Music Education

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Lessons in This Class

112 Lessons (13h 12m)
    • 1. Beginner Violin Course

      1:36
    • 2. What We Cover In This Course...

      2:37
    • 3. Checklist of the Required Material - Beginner Violin

      4:09
    • 4. The Many Parts of the Violin - Beginner Violin

      7:06
    • 5. Preserving your Instrument in Good Condition - Beginner Violin

      2:35
    • 6. Shoulder Rest and How to Use it - Beginner Violin

      4:11
    • 7. Rosin and How to Use It - Beginner Violin

      4:08
    • 8. How to Tune the Violin - Beginner Violin

      6:47
    • 9. Holding the Violin the Right Way - Beginner Violin

      7:05
    • 10. Fingering Exercises for the Left Hand - Beginner Violin

      7:55
    • 11. Holding the Bow the Right Way - Beginner Violin

      5:16
    • 12. Wrist Exercises for the Right Hand - Beginner Violin

      8:00
    • 13. Playing the A String - Beginner Violin

      4:13
    • 14. Playing the Other Strings - Beginner Violin

      4:33
    • 15. Follow Me For More...

      0:22
    • 16. [Training] Playing All Open Strings - Beginner Violin

      6:26
    • 17. Marking the Fingerboard - Beginner Violin

      4:14
    • 18. Proper Technique for Fingering on the Fingerboard - Beginner Violin

      6:46
    • 19. [Training] Using our Fingers on the Violin - Beginner Violin

      6:06
    • 20. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star - Main Theme - Beginner Violin

      7:43
    • 21. Other Variations - Getting Familiar with Common Rhythms - Beginner Violin

      11:10
    • 22. [Reading Music] Notes - Beginner Violin

      14:07
    • 23. [Reading Music] Length of Notes - Beginner Violin

      12:28
    • 24. [Reading Music] Key Signature + Scales - Beginner Violin

      15:37
    • 25. [Reading Music] Time Stamps - Beginner Violin

      9:34
    • 26. [Reading Music] Dynamics Part 1 - Beginner Violin

      9:31
    • 27. [Reading Music] Dynamics Part 2 - Beginner Violin

      7:48
    • 28. Lightly Row - Song #2

      6:08
    • 29. Song of the Wind - Song #3

      6:56
    • 30. Introduction to Scales and Arpeggios - Beginner Violin

      8:54
    • 31. A Major Scale and Arpeggio - Beginner Violin

      4:17
    • 32. D Major Scale and Arpeggio - Beginner Violin

      3:22
    • 33. Go Tell Aunt Rhody - Song #4

      8:34
    • 34. O Come Little Children - Song #5

      8:25
    • 35. Managing Your Bow - Beginner Violin

      4:31
    • 36. Slurring - Beginner Violin

      3:51
    • 37. [Training] Slurring - Beginner Violin

      4:40
    • 38. Weight on the Bow - Beginner Violin

      2:32
    • 39. [Training] Dynamics - Beginner Violin

      7:18
    • 40. May Song - Song #6

      4:53
    • 41. Long, Long Ago - Song#7

      5:48
    • 42. Introducing Staccato and Legato - Beginner Violin

      4:13
    • 43. [Training] Staccato and Legato - Beginner Violin

      2:49
    • 44. Staccato and Legato in Slurs - Beginner Violin

      3:51
    • 45. [Training] Slurring with Staccato and Legato - Beginner Violin

      4:45
    • 46. Allegro - Song #8

      5:40
    • 47. Perpetual Motion - Song #9

      3:14
    • 48. Allegretto - Song #10

      3:24
    • 49. Andantino - Song #11

      2:16
    • 50. G Major Scale and Arpeggio - Beginner Violin

      9:43
    • 51. Etude - Song #12

      3:00
    • 52. Minuet No. 1 - Song #13

      5:25
    • 53. Pizzicato Vs Arco - Beginner Violin

      6:26
    • 54. [Training] Pizzicato - Beginner Violin

      3:08
    • 55. Minuet No. 2 - Song #14

      6:51
    • 56. Minuet No. 3 - Song #15

      5:06
    • 57. Performing Double Stops - Beginner Violin

      4:56
    • 58. [Training] Double Stops in Action - Beginner Violin

      8:18
    • 59. The Happy Farmer - Song #16

      2:57
    • 60. Vibrato Explained - Beginner Violin

      6:07
    • 61. [Training] Vibrato - Beginner Violin

      10:13
    • 62. Gavotte - Song #17

      8:19
    • 63. Advanced Tuning - Tuning Without a Tuner - Beginner Violin

      8:59
    • 64. You Made It...

      1:57
    • 65. 54 bpm Metronome Track

      12:00
    • 66. 57 bpm Metronome Track

      12:00
    • 67. 60 bpm Metronome Track

      12:00
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      12:00
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      12:00
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      12:00
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      12:00
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      12:00
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      12:00
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      12:00
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About This Class

In this class, you will learn how to play the violin, even if you have little to no prior experience...

We start from the very basics of how to hold the violin, the bow, how to read music, how to tune, how to play notes on the violin, etc. and we cover every piece of theory and technique that you will need as a beginner to progress as a violin player. We essentially take you by the hand and walk you through every step of the way, in order for you to get an experience as similar as possible to hiring a violin instructor.

By the end of this course, you will be able to play the violin at a near intermediate level, and you will be taught the following:

  • How to read music
  • How to play the bow on the violin
  • How to tune the violin
  • What is  staccato
  • What is legato
  • What is an accent
  • What is a grace note
  • What is a scale
  • What is an arpeggio
  • What is pizzicato
  • What is arco
  • How to play different dynamics
  • How to play slurs
  • How to play slurs with staccato or legato
  • What is rit.
  • How to tune without a tuner (advanced)
  • How to perform vibrato
  • and much more...

In addition to learning all the following, we also help you master these material by providing trainings, as well as implementing all that we learn in the violin songs that we play together as well

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Transcripts

1. Beginner Violin Course: Have you always wanted to play the violin? Whenever knew where to get started. Hi, my name is Sharon, and this is my violin course. As an instructor myself, I've seen firsthand what most students struggle with while learning the violin. They only get to see me once a week. That will have access to my instructions after the class. And they don't get to ask me any questions when they're practicing at home. And above all else, they have to spend a fortune to keep getting lessons week after week after week. Well, I wanted to eliminate all of those struggles and I wanted to do so. Putting together the most comprehensive, in-depth and be most thorough violin course available online. In this game changing course, I walk you through all the foundational material that you need to know as a violin player. We start all the way from the basics and gradually work our way to the more complicated techniques. So there's no prior experience required whatsoever. The course is packed with over 13 hours of in-depth tutorials, including theory breakdowns, techniques, and exercises. By the end of our time together, you will be able to pursue the heck out of anyone know what your bio, the mastery. So if you all and reads off like beautiful songs on your violin and the what are you waiting for? Sign up for the course. And I will make a violin player out of you. 2. What We Cover In This Course...: Welcome you guys. Welcomes the violin course. I'm so excited to have you guys here and we're going to learn so much together. I just wanted to take a second and kind of let you guys know what is coming up in the course. So you kind of have a good idea of the path that we're going to take throughout this course. We're going to start with the very basics. Because with this course it was very important for us to make sure that there is something for everyone here. So if you're someone who has never hold the violin before in your life, or maybe you don't know the first thing about music that I just wanted to reassure you that you have nothing to worry about. Because we start with the very basics of how to hold the violin, how to put the bow, how to read music, and all of that stuff has to tune the violin, everything, right? So all the basic stuff that you need is covered in this course. So that no matter where you are, even if you're super beginner, you have nothing. You've never heard of island before in your life, you don't know anything about music. You're still able to follow along with us. And if you're someone who has played the violin before, let's say maybe were played when you were younger, or you just play it for a little while, then it's a good idea to watch those videos anyways, because we want to make sure we're doing everything properly. And then we get into the more complicated stuff as well. So in about the first third of the course is the more basic stuff and making sure we have a nice foundation for moving forward. And then after that we're going to the more complicated some like songs. We start playing scales, arpeggios. And we discussed what all that means as well. And we're sort of learning a lot of techniques like staccato, legato, pizzicato, vibrato, and a whole lot more than Bach's. We covered a lot of stuff. And we also talked about music theory and stuff like that as well. So there's a lot that we cover here basically is what I'm trying to say. And we cover lunder for songs. We start with very simple songs like Toyota and will notice R is actually the first time that we do together in this course. And we gradually do little more complicated songs as we go along in the course until our last song is actually kind of an intermediate level, a sound for a violin player. So we basically want to make sure we take you by the hand and walk you step-by-step through every single step of the process from the very beginning, all the way to kind of an intermediate level to make sure that you're able to follow along nice and easy with us as well. So I'm so excited for you guys to check it out for yourself. I'm not going to hold you up for anywhere along in that. Go ahead and check out the course. And I hope you enjoy. 3. Checklist of the Required Material - Beginner Violin: Alright, I just wanted to take a second and check with you guys to see if we have everything that we need for this course. Alright, so this is going to be kind of a checklist, kind of a video where we just run through all the stuff that we need and just check to make sure we have. So we're gonna start with the obvious. We need a violin for this course. Now, some of you might already have your island and that's great. You can just use that. If you don't already have your violin and you're looking to either renting or buying one. There is a bonus lecture at the very end of this course, where I go very deep into what kinds of violins you might be looking into buying or specific brands, specific instruments they can pick up, or even if you're renting, there is a law that we talked about. So if you don't already have violin, I recommend you go to the very end of this course and check that bonus lecture out. And I've just come back here and keep going. Okay, so do that if you don't already have one, if you already haven't. Violin. Next is the bow. Same thing. There is many options for getting one. Hopefully you already have one. If you have a violin, if not, again, if you just go to the bonus lecture where we talk about what bows are a good investment and what the differences are. But if you already have one, that's totally cool. Moving on, we have some other stuff. We have shoulder rests and that's something else that we need. And not every file encounters with the short shoulder rest. So if you might not have one of these, even if you haven't already. It's again, a really good idea to pick one of these up and just helps you out a lot when you're playing. And again, if you're looking for specific recommendations, all the recommendations are in the bonus lecture. And each I just point you towards what kinds of brands and what kinds of shoulder rests are good investments for you? We need rosin. And again, most violins come with a rosin, but some don't. And if yours doesn't have one already, Rozin has something that looks kinda like this. It's a chemical that we need to put on the bull before every time we play the violin. That's basically what rosin is. And we delve deeper into how we use our eyes and everything in the future videos. But this is basically what we need. Okay, so if you don't already have one of those, make sure you pick one of those up. And last but not least, we need one of these cloths. Alright, so I just took these for my sunglasses, but you can just take any piece of cloth. And what we use this for is for cleaning the finally, alright, so usually what happens is that when you play the violin, it picks up some dust. And you can just take one of these and just clean the strings all the way over here. And then you just take it right underneath the strings and just kinda clean it up. Alright, so, so usually a good idea to have one of these and just clean your violin every once in a while because it just, they said look nicer and it just keeps it in good condition so it doesn't need damage then everything right. Yeah. You don't have to make it shine or anything, but as long as it's not too dirty, it's just a good idea to have one of these around. Alright, before we move on, there's one last thing that we need, and that is we need an app on our phone that helps us tune the violin, right? So these are called tuner apps. And again, I have some recommendations on these. There is a link to a couple of apps for both Android and iOS on the bonus lecture. So if you need any specific help, you can just go there. But if you already have a tuner app or you have a tumor from another instrument, that's totally fine too. Use that as well. And basically we'll use that for is we played a note on the violin and we just check with a tuner app to see if we are close to the actual tone or if you're too far away from it. And if we need to adjust our two and okay, so again, we delve deeper into how to use a tuna in an upcoming video. But for now, let's just make sure that we have it ok. So if you don't have it, physical tuner makes you only have one installed on your phone. And if you need any recommendations, Go to the bonus lecture. Alright, so that's all the stuff that we need. Hopefully you have everything by now. If not, go ahead and pick him up. And I'll see you in the next lecture. 4. The Many Parts of the Violin - Beginner Violin: Hi and welcome to your first lesson in how to play the violin. I want to take a second and congratulate you on taking your very first step in your violent career. Now, in this lesson, we're going to learn the very basics of what each part of the violin and what each part of the book is called. Now why is it so important that we learn these material? The reason why is because as we move forward and as we start learning how to play specific pieces and how each technique works, we need to be able to communicate which part of the violin and which part of the bow we're using for each of these techniques. So it's really important that we establish a foundation of what each part is called and what each part is used for. So that moving forward, we kinda have a big picture idea of what's going on. And also we're able to communicate with each other which parts of the violent, which personable we need to control in which ways? So let's start with the very basics of the violin. Obviously you have the chin rest right here, which is where our channels, we have the bridge in the middle. This is very important piece in alignment. And one thing to note about the bridges that if you're not careful with it, it could come up. Okay, so it's not a static piece. And the violin, I mean, it's pretty secure, like unless you actually Bangor hannah, Yes, there is ongoing. It shouldn't come off. But you need to be gentle with this piece, okay? You don't want to put too much pressure on it, which is why you should probably always store your violin in the case and not just leave a line around because there are too many pieces that could come off upon any kind of collision, right? So the bridges and very delicate piece. So make sure you're protected assumption. Over here we have the fingerboard, which is where our left hand fingers go in order to create new notes. This big black thing right here. Of course we have the fine tuners down here, which are used for tunic, but only for fine tuning. So this is only used if we're pretty close to the tune that we're looking for by each of these strings. But we just need to adjust it a little bit. Alright, and so for example, let's say you're tuning this stream, right? The string at the very left. And you see in your tuner device, which we're gonna talk about in depth shortly. But let's just assume that, you know, it's pretty close to the tune that it should be. It's just slightly off, right? That's when you use the fine tuners. But what if it's miles off between layer looking for what do you do that? Well, we have the tuners up here. We also call these the pegs. These are used for tuning specifically when each of these springs is really ways off where it's supposed to be, right? So let's say you're playing a string and it just sounds horrible. You know, it's miles off what it should be. That's when you use the pegs and you can see how each pay aligns with each of these strings. You can just take a look right here and just follow the strings to see which pay they're associated with. And anytime you need to use them for any of these streams, you know which one to use Exactly. Okay? Again, will go much more in depth and how to tune the violet in an upcoming video. But I just wanted to, once you do have a big picture idea of how this actually goes. Over here, we have the shoulder rest, which is what we use for. Now. There are some people who don't use the shoulder rest are some people who just use the violin liking that and that's fine. It's just, It's much harder to hold the violet If you don't have a shoulder rest and it actually hurts your neck and your shoulder a little bit more. But if you have a shoulder rest and good thing about this sign is that it's so soft. It's so it's like a cushion, right? It's so nice annually, so easy to use. And it just makes the experience a lot better. And that honestly, I just never play the violin with others. You'll notice it's just much easier, just lands right on your shoulder. It has some cushy material here, so it's nice and it doesn't really hurt your shoulder, it doesn't really hurt your neck. And it's just much better experience playing the violin with a shoulder to shoulder s. So if you don't have one of these, because I know not every violin comes with a shoulder rest. I highly recommend picking one up if you'd like. If you have long been fantastic, if you don't, I highly recommend getting one of these because it just makes your life a lot easier and they're not that expensive, they're pretty cheap, right? So definitely they get one of these if you don't have one. Now there are a couple of specific parts of the book that are really important to know. Right here. You have the screw, right now this screw is used to tighten or make the bow software, right? So if we go in a counterclockwise direction, you can see that the boat becomes much softer, right? It's, it's pretty much you can't even really play with this at this one. It's usually only make it softer for preservation, right? Like if you're stashing your violin away indicates you want to make the bowl Louis off there. So it doesn't damage it over time, right? But what you're actually playing, well, you need to do is you need to go in a clockwise motion with this group. And what this does is that it actually makes the boat tighter. And here, let's take a look at this. Now. There we go. Now we have a nice firm bow here. And as you can see, it's not a soft as it used to be, right? And you usually want to tighten this until the point where the bow is almost straight, but it's still curving a little bit at the top, right. So now quite straight, but pretty close. Over here we have the hare, which for those of you don't know, this is actually a fun fact. This is made of horse hair, which is pretty interesting. I don't know why that is, but that's how they make it. Over here we have the frog, which we're gonna be talking about the frog a lot when we discuss how to hold the bow properly. So stay tuned for that. But this is what we referred to as the front, just so you know. And up top is the tip of the bow. Right? So just to go through everything one more time, just to make sure we understood everything. Tip of the bull frog screw and of course the hair, right? And let's take it out and look at the violin just to make sure remember everything. We have the chin rest, fine tuners, that bridge, fingerboard, the pegs. And of course, the shoulder rest which goes, Are you alright? 5. Preserving your Instrument in Good Condition - Beginner Violin: In this video, we're gonna learn how to preserve our violin in the best condition possible. Now, you've paid a lot of money for your violin, or if you're arranging it, you wanna make sure it stays in good condition for when you return. So it's very important that we spend some time discussing how to take care of our violin. So I already alluded to this previously, but it's very important that you never leave your violin lying around, right? So if you're playing your violin, go for it, right? But if you're not, if you are done, they are if you just want to just go away from the violin for a couple hours, make sure that every time you put it back in the case, you don't want some other instruments like a guitar, you could probably display it, or a piano. You don't really do much with it. But a violin is a very delicate instrument, and it also has a lot of delicate parts. For example, the bridge or even the pegs. They're very delicate, Right? So they could be easily damaged. So what you want to make sure is to always put an out of harm's way as much as you can. So every time you're done playing violin or anytime you want to take a break from it, just make sure you put it back in the case and you secure it and you put it in a second. Every time you put it in the case, of course, it's very important that you take off the shoulder rest will discuss exactly how to put on the shoulder rest in the future videos. But for taking it off, you just figure, it just slides off. Okay, so nothing too crazy about that. Now let's talk about the book because I already talked about how we can use this group from when we want to put the bowl away to make it a little bit softer. Now, it's quite important that we do this every time you put it away. Because if we never make it software, if you just leave it tight like that at all times. After awhile, if they're accompany years, it's going to damage the book. So It's a boat that you plan on keeping for a couple of years, then I suggest just make off softer, right? It doesn't take it takes like two seconds. All you need to do is just go with the goal right here and screw counterclockwise. And she'd get to this stage where pretty much the entire hair is so soft that you can just kind of brushed against your half, right? At this point, it's good enough to go in the case and be put away for good. Okay, so it's very important that we do this every time. Again, just to make sure our violin and our Bull doesn't need that. 6. Shoulder Rest and How to Use it - Beginner Violin: In this video, we're going to learn how to put on the shoulder rest and also how to apply the rosy. Okay, so these are just two more things that we need to be able to know how to do before we can get into how to actually play the violin. Okay, so let's start with the shoulder rest. Hopefully you've got one by now. If you do, this is what we're gonna do. So first let's just start with this. Every shoulder, wrist has a larger side as smaller site. Once it is thicker and one side is thinner, right? Now, the larger site is a site that is supposed to go on your shoulder, right. So just put this down for you. The largest side goes right here on your shoulder and a thinner side kinda elongates onto your chest. Okay. So it's kinda supposed to go in this formation, right. So as you see the larger side, which is this right here, goes on the shoulder and the thinner side elongates onto my chest so that I can sit nice and comfortably on my shoulder. Alright. Now, because of this, the larger side has to go on the right side when you're applying, right? So when you're putting it on the violin and make sure the larger side goes on the right side, right? And in order to put it on, you might be like, Well, how am I supposed to put the sound? That's kinda hard. The easiest way is to take the violin and put it against your chest, okay, with one hand. Once it's against your chest, you can just use the other yet to take the shoulder rest. Again, remember the larger side on the right side. And you put it on and then you just slide it, right. So you put it off and you slide it until it's kind of at a position where it's pretty fixed. It's on moving, right. Like if I just do that, it doesn't come off. Okay. So again, just so you can see a little bit better, I'm going to do it from this side, but always it from this side when you're putting it on. Okay. I'm just doing this so you can see a little better shoulder as we kind of put it on. Right. And then once it's on, we decided, okay, if a moves on aside from that side, it's landed a and we tried to sighted quite equally on both sides. So we don't want this, we don't want one site to me here, wants that to be here, right? We wanted to be ky equal, right? It doesn't have to be exactly equal, just as long as it's roughly equal, it should be good to go. Right? And then you study both sides until it's in the fixed position, doesn't come off. Now, you're ready to put this on and get lucky, but make sure that large side is on the right side and it goes on your shoulder. So the larger site on my shoulder, the other side elongates onto my chest and my chin goes on the Chandra's until like that. And if you do this properly, you should be able to hold the violin without using your hands, just your chin and your shoulder. Okay? Now, a lot of beginners make this mistake that they put the shoulder wrist on their chest more than their shoulder. So they kinda come right here because it's easier for you to use your chin, right? And a lot of beginners, and instead of taking your chain to the other side, kinda just even hovering here and they end up with the shoulder as not being under shoulder. Now, when you do this, now you can't really hold it with, without your hands. Now you become more reliance on holding it with your hand, which is gonna create other problems going forward because this hand needs to be free. So you can use it for finger, right? So you should be able to do all sorts of things here, okay? This hand is not meant to hold the violin. This is very important because a lot of people make this mistake. A lot of people hold the violin with this hand and then they just kind of have it kinda under shoulder, canula, chest that change China here, but not really applying a much fresher. No, it's very important that we learn from the very beginning. We're supposed to hold the violin just with our chin and just with shoulder. Okay. No hands. This had is used for Boeing. This hand is used for creating the fingers on the fingerboard. Okay? Neither of the hands are used for holding the violin. Okay, I hope you got that. 7. Rosin and How to Use It - Beginner Violin: Alright, now, time to talk about Rozin. Now, what is Rozin? You probably have something similar to mine. In your violin case. Mine kind of looks like as a complex like soap. But for some people it's a little bit larger. Some people it's a little bit smaller. Basically, what this is, is we use this to make them Bu, stake to the violin better if that makes sense. So basically, this material, it's kind of some chemical that creates friction between the boat and the strings on the violin. And that helps us produce a better sound basically. So if you try playing the violin with a bowl that hasn't had any Rosen applied to it. It's all going to sound like Rate. And the reason for that is because there isn't enough friction between the boat and the violin to create the proper cell. So it's very important that every time, and I mean, every time we start playing the violin, we first apply some rosin on turbo. Now how much Rozin do we need to apply? Well, there is a test to know if you have applied enough, and we'll talk about that in a second. But first let's talk about how we actually go about applying arousing. So we just take this, this thing, right? And we put it as the bow. And there are two different ways you can either go. Just nice and simple like that. Make full contact with the Rozin as you're going along it. And just keep doing this for a little while, right? This is one way. Another way is to go and whatever the jerking motion, go forward, backward, forward, backward, forward, backward. And we just do this for little line. Either way is fine. Whichever one is more comfortable. I'm just used to doing it this way because I just did it from when I was a kid and I was playing. But you can do either way. Both are perfectly fine. And then after awhile, usually about a minute reversal of applying rosin. You want to take a second and do this test that I'm about to discuss with you. So you just take any finger kinda brushed against the hair on the boat and see if it leaves enough dust. Now you wanna see a good amount of white dust left on your finger. If you don't see enough dust or you see barely any dust, that probably means it's not now. So right now don't have enough desk on my finger, so I am going to keep applying a little bit more. And basically you want to apply and just check every 30 seconds or so. So apply for another 2030 seconds. Just go back and forth. Again, this jerking motion, you can try doing it with news. Well, try to stay in a straight line as well. It just makes it easier if instead of doing this, if you stay in a straight line, just makes it easier to apply the Rozin or this way whichever we want. And that will be check again. So let's check one more time. There we go. As you can see, it's left a lot more dust this time around. So that's actually a pretty good amount. I can see a lot of white thus, I my fingers so that pretty much means we have enough chemicals on our boat that we should be able to create the proper friction in order to create the proper sound out of the violin. So at this point, it's pretty good. We can put the Roslyn away. But again, I just want to stress this one more time. You need to apply the rosin every single time you play the violin. Not just once a week, not just once a month, not just once every ten times bigger, you know, every time need to apply it because it actually, once you start playing, the rosin starts going away right there rather than those that stay in the boat for that long. And especially if you start playing, it just goes away even quicker. So every time you pick up the violin, just make sure you apply Raoult's into your mobile-first and when it's all good and you've done the test and it's all good to go, then you can move forward with playing the violin. 8. How to Tune the Violin - Beginner Violin: Alright, we're going to learn how to tune the violin. Now, in order to do that first, we need to learn what each string actually is. So we have four strings on the violin. I'm gonna put a nice little display here for you. This one is the G string. This one is the D string, a string. And the string. So one more time, going from left from the thickest, you have the G. And the second one from the left. The second thickness is d. And the second one from right, which is the second thinnest is eight. And the first one of them all on the right side is the E string. Right? So G, D, a, E. Okay? Let's try to learn these strings from this point on. Because moving forward we need to know which one to a string is. We need to know which one to E-string is. So I can just use the, the picture that we have on the site to help you out to remember which ones they are. And you can take notes if that helps you in under. But now that we know what each string is, now let's move forward to how we're going to tune these strings. So one string at a time, or we're gonna do is we're going to play them. So you can just play them by pinching the string with your finger. We don't have, you don't have to use the bow even we can get into how to use the boat later. But for right now and you can just finish this string. And as we discussed, open your metronome app in your phone or your tablet or whatever you use. If you have an actual metronome that could work too. And what you wanna do is you want to play nice rings and get feedback from the app as far as how close to the notes you are right? Now, if you're pretty close to the tune that you're looking for, for example, they eat. If you're pretty close. But if you're pretty close to that sound, what's going to happen is you're going to see the same note displayed on your app. But there's going to be a bar that indicates maybe your little twofold work or your little two backwards from the actual tone. And then you have to adjust for that with the fine tuners. Okay? So basically, when you play it, which of these? If you see the right notes displayed on the, on the app, that means a Yolngu to use the fine tuners. Okay? However, let's say you tried to a string and the app is showing you some other node. Let's say it's showing you G instead of a. Well, what that means is that you're really far off from the actual note, right? You're, you have a very different tune that what the actual tunis. So in that case, you need to go and use the pegs to adjust and make sure you get closer to the actual tone, right? So if you're pretty close, you're fine with just using the fine tuners. But if you're really far off, then the fine tuners on are going to cut it. You have to actually use the paintings. And in order to use the pegs, what you need to do is to first push them in and then move them, right? So you don't want to just move them. Let's try this one right here. So this is. For a string, right? And yeah, you can just follow the strings, see which one they correlate too. And I use that Peng, right? So if you follow the a string and you see it goes all the way up here to this peg, okay, so this is used for the a string. Now, if I want to tune the a string, let's say it's way off. Let's just put it off on purpose. Right? So that's not a string that's really far off. How do we face them? First we need to push this in, this peg. They push it in, and then we move it. Alright? And I try to see if I'm getting closer. And I'd kind of get some feedback. Again from the app. Does a sound closer to a, or it does. Am I still going further away? If I'm going farther away than I maybe need to change the direction I'm going. If I'm getting closer to a and I start seeing a, well, I can just leave a b there and then I can move to the fine tuners for fine tuning to find exactly the correct tone. Okay? So again, tuning has two parts, environment. It's not just one little thing, it's different than guitar and other instruments. We use the pegs only for one, we're really far off and we don't use them for other times. Okay, so for pretty close monomials, the packs, because the slightest little movement with the pegs actually changes the tune dramatically. Okay, which is why we don't use them for fine tuning. We only use the fine tuners, okay? Now, some violins don't have fine tuners on the G string, for example, like mine doesn't. In that case, just use the banks. You, you don't really have a choice and that point, but most violins actually have all the fine tuners. So if yours has all the fine tuners, you should be okay. F naught then for the G string, if it doesn't have the page, you can just upside if it doesn't have the fine tuning, just use the banks to do that one. But that's pretty much it. Nothing too crazy about it. It just takes a little bit of practice. At first, it might look a little intimidating. But all I'm gonna say to you is, don't be afraid. Just do end but be gentle with especially the pegs. You don't want to push them to suddenly in one way or the other. Because that might actually break your string if you actually go really hard. So I don't want you to worry either, because if you don't go too crazy with it, it should be fine. Nothing should happen. But I do want to warn you, don't go too crazy with it because it might pop the string, right? And it's also important to know that strings do pop every once in a while, especially the eStream. It's a very delicate string. So you do want to change your strings, let's say six months or every year. So if it does happen, just don't worry. It might just be because a string was old, any needed to be replaced anyways. But as long as you are gentle with it, it should be fine. You shouldn't damage the Bible and okay, so push it in words first, gently move it in different directions, see if you're getting closer to the desire to him as displayed by the app. And if you get closer, then you can leave the peg, move down to the fine tuners, and again, move clockwise counterclockwise. And we can just keep trying it right. See if the tune is getting closer to the actual tune that we are looking for. And that's how we tune the violin of the hubs. 9. Holding the Violin the Right Way - Beginner Violin: Alright, in this video, we're going to learn how to hold the violin properly. Now we already discussed a little bit about how the shoulder rest is supposed to be positioned on our shoulder. And we want to build a little bit more on that. So let's start with what we just learned to shoulder rest of larger part is on right side. Smaller powers on left side. Larger part is supposed to go on our shoulder. Thinner part is supposed to go onto our chest and just put over here. Our chin goes over here on the chin rest. And while our holding it with that easy hands, right? So this is actually really important that we start practicing this because we need to make sure our body gets used to holding the violin with only the chin and shoulder. This might feel a little weird at first if you're trying it for the first time and it might fill, my shoulder doesn't feel that well. My chin doesn't feel that well. You just have to get used to it. And if you do it a couple of times, your body starts adjusting itself to it and the violin kind of becomes a part of you. And I would just kind of become second nature to you like I don't have to worry about. And after thinking about where my chin is, that after thinking about what my shoulder as I just do it, right. I put it here and I go like that right? Now. I understand at first it might be a little bit more difficult because it might be like, oh, I'm trying to get above myelin keeps falling down. The best practice is to just have your NAND kinda hovering over here. So that just in case about enforcing, catch it easily. But you want to make sure you actually practice this practice holding the violent with only your shoulder and your chin. And Paxos is a couple of times because this is very important fundamentals that we need to make sure we're doing properly. And yet, they put the violin on your shoulder over here with the chin. If it's not totally securities had her hand hovering over here and if it follows, wouldn't catch it. But we're going to try and make sure we keep it there as long as possible. Okay. And if you can hold it for a couple of seconds, traveling it for a little bit longer. And I promise you you will get more used to and, and become much easier to you as you do it a couple of times. Now, if you're getting a little bit more comfortable with this, we're going to learn how to position our left-hand over here. Like where does i had come to the equation if you don't need it to hold the violin, why isn't even there at all? Well, the left hand is he really only there for our fingers to be able to produce new notes on the fingerboard. Okay. So our left hand kinda goes over here and the thumb will be stationary. It will be on this other side of the board. And it will make, our phone is never going to come on the strings. Okay, this is very important. We don't want it to login history, we don't want it to effecting into strings were just kind of stationary over here. And the other four fingers are going to hover above the fingerboard. Okay. Now the reason why they are hovering above the fingerboard, because, because anytime I decide, I want to let say, for example, I want to put my third finger on the a string. I should be able to do that within a moments. Notice, just like that. Okay. I should be able to go boom, there it is. Or let's say I wanted to put my first finger on the eastern boom and just put it like that. When you have your fingers hovering above it. This is much easier and you can just do it at a moment's notice just like that, you don't even have to. Worry about moving your finger over here, we're doing this and doing that. The other thing, you can just put it down and it's right there. Now, like I told you, a lot of beginners make this mistake that they hold the violin with their hand instead of holding it with their shoulder and their chin. And what ends up happening is that if you hold it with your hand, just like that instead of your chin, for example, then it's really tough for your fingers to be able to do anything, because the entire weight of the violin is on your hands. And your fingers are kinda just so they're not really hovering above the strings. So if I wanted to put my third finger on the G string, I have to go like that and just move my hand over. Yes, that's a disaster, right? It's soul. So much harder to play anything. It's very important for you to learn this properly from the beginning. And it'll make your life much easier. It'll make played a myelin much easier. It'll make producing notice much easier. So I know it might seem like a little bit of a work at the beginning, but I promise you it will make your life a lot easier going forward. So it's really important that we get used to hold the violin with only our chin and our shoulder. And we also used to having our hang in a place where stationary, but all the other fingers are hovering above the strings. Okay? And also another important thing here is that we need to make sure wrist over here it is street. Because if it's not like if we creeps in like that and just makes the use of the fingers harder. If the risk is straight, it just makes a lot easier for our fingers to hover above the strings and just come up and down at a moment's notice. Okay? So make sure you have all of these rights. You can look in the mirror and see if you're doing it properly. This is probably the best way to self-police yourself when you're holding divided, just look in the mirror and just ask yourself, is the tip of the bow as the tip of the bottom? And excuse me, in the same plane as my nose, that's a very key indicator because if it's not, That means that you probably like crouching over or you're holding it too high. You want to make sure you have a good posture. If you're sitting, you need to set up. If you're standing, you need to stand with the good posture and make sure the violin is kind of in the same plane as your nose and it needs to be parallel to the ground. Okay. So just ask yourself in the mirror. I only holding it with my chin and my shoulder is a violin parallel to the ground and is the tip of the violin in the same plane as my nose? Is my thumb over here. It was not coming over on strings and arm. All my fingers hovering over the strings is my left wrist straight. Okay. He's all of the things you can check in the mirror. And if you're doing all of that right, then you're ready to move on to the next lesson. However, if you're not, I highly recommend that you spend little bit of time trying to fix these issues, okay, because it's a lot easier to fix them now. But if you start developing bad habits and learning things the wrong way and just kind of get used to doing things their own way. It'll be a lot harder for you to unlearn those bad habits. Ok, so just take a little time. Just go through this checklist. I'll go over it with you on mortar. Is a violin in the same plane as my nose. And my only holding with the chin rest and show the rest. And where's my hand situated? Is my wrist. Streets are my fingers all hovering above the strings. Okay. And if you're doing all of those properly, you are holding the violin properly and you're ready to move on to the next lesson. 10. Fingering Exercises for the Left Hand - Beginner Violin: In this video, we're going to learn some fingering exercises. Now these fingering exercises are going to help us develop some muscles in our left hand fingers. So that going forward as we get into fingering on the violin, we are able to perform these better. Basically, we're going to be performing a lot of movements that are unnatural to our body, right? We've never held a violin before. You've probably never using fingers on the violin before. So a lot of the things that we're going to be doing, we need to start developing muscles where it, right? Think about if you wanted to play basketball for example, right? You need to, well, you don't need to, but if you do, let's say go to the gym. If you build some muscles, there'll be a lot easier for you to play the game because it's a lot easier for you to handle ball. Its, there'll be a lot easier for you to shoot the ball. And it's just, you allow more capable, right? So it's always a good idea to build some foundation. And that is all we're going to do with these fingers are sizes and these fingering exercises will make your life so much easier than you can only know in retrospect, he will not know until you get to the point where you're trying to put your finger on the violin and you're like, oh my God, this is hard. And after awhile, it just becomes so much easier. And one of the best ways to do that is by doing the exercises. So I'm just going to show you how we do them. I'm gonna do it up here on my phone because it's a little bit easier for you to see. But usually you can do this on your thigh or something or on the table. Wherever you're saying. The best part about these exercises is that you can do them anywhere, like you can do it if you're sitting in an Uber, you can do them. If you're sitting at a desk, you can do when you watch any TV, you can just use your thigh and you can go anywhere. And because of that, there's really no excuse for you to not do. They only take like five minutes or something. And really you should be able to do like five minutes a day, I'd say. I'm pretty sure you have five minutes a day where you're sitting somewhere up or you're sitting in an Uber or you're watching some TV and just do him for five minutes, they sitting not doing anything productive. This is one productive thing that you can actually do at the same time and it'll help you a lot going forward. I cannot stress this enough. So let's get into what these exercises are. And all of these exercises will be for the left hand because the right hand is going to be used mainly for Boeing. And it's the left-hand that is going to be used for fingering on the fingerboard. So I'll just show you up here. The way we are going to put our fingers is kind of in this curving over type of thing. So it's easier for you to see it. We're not just putting him lie flat on the road. I'm just lying flat on any surface. We're kinda putting like that. And the tip of the finger is the part that is making contact with whatever surface and putting it out when it's desk or whether you're just putting it on your thigh? This how we want to put it down. Okay. And these are the exercises we do. The first exercise is pretty simple. We just take one of the fingers at a time. We go up, we come down, we go up, we go down, we go up and down, up and down. Now, if you try this for everything, you probably have found the ring finger is actually the hardest finger to form this width. And the reason for that is that biologically the Bray finger is actually connected to the pinkie. And this is true for the vast majority of people. Some people don't have this problem. But the vast majority of people actually have a tough time moving their ring finger without moving their pinky. And even for me like I'm able to do a little bit, but I can't do it that much. And the only reason why it can't is because I've done this practice along. Right? And you just want to Kyle and get to this room. It's little hard at first to do it as fast as that. So at first we just wanna kinda go one at a time. Take your time. If it's hard to lift the ring finger without the bacon and just doing both together. That's why just if it's hard to do that, just do both of them for now and at the big key. Okay. So we'll just go through all of them and eventually won't dispute this, right? As we do this, we want to get faster and faster. And faster you are the better. It just means you're morally right and your muscles are better developed. Now this is the first one. We have three more to go. The second one is just kind of a little bit of an altercation on this. So instead of just going up and down and we want to go up super fast and then come now slow. So boop, come down, come down, boom. It's like a rocket launch goes up in the air. Think of it as, as if you're touching something super hot and you just come touching, but 2v, and you just want to take your hand away immediately. It's kinda the same way you just imagine, like that surface or this phone or whatever is super hot. So you just kinda tells you, oh, and then slowly come back down, 2w, slowly go back down, BAM, slowly come back down. Saying that the baby boom, slowly come back down. Okay. So that's the second exercise is that we go up super-fast, come down slow, okay? Third one is the opposite. This exercise, we go up slowly and we crashed down. Okay, SO super-fast, I'm going down. Still up, boom, fast down, slow up, boom fast. Don't slow up, boom, FASTA. Now, as you're probably imagining, this exercise, will help us be able to put down the fingers on the violin at a moment's notice, right? So we talked about little bit about how we want to have our fingers hovering over the strings so that we're able to put down any fingernail we want super-fast. And this exercise actually helps us with that too. So they go up slowly and blue would come down super-fast. Cool up, somebody bam, crashed. Now, needed just try this for all of them. Ok. Now, these first three exercises that I just taught you, you should be able to start working on the right now. And if you do in just five minutes a day, you and I have to do all that much. Just five minutes a day, you actually get a lot. You actually progress a lot more and a very short time. And you'll start seeing the results. You start seeing immediately that, hey, it's actually a lot easier for me to deal with them. Like a couple days ago, this was pretty hard, but now I could do it no problem, right? The fourth one that I want to introduce to you is a little bit tougher, does a little bit of an advanced one. So if you can't do this quite yet, don't worry about it too much, but just give it a try, saving it. And this one will want to do. I wanted to kind of alternate between the fingers that we lift and we want to lift them at the same time. So we do the first third at the same time. Second before at the same time. Kind of like that. It's pretty tough, isn't it? That's okay. You don't have to worry about it too much. This is literally the more of an advanced one. And right now just try doing it slow and steady. And if he can stood us less Lady, That would be nice. But as we get a little bit more, as we progress a little bit more into the violin. This is another exercise that'll help you out a lot and it'll actually develop a lot of muscles in this region and help you with fingering on wireless. So do those exercises again, just five minutes a day. You can do it anywhere. You can do them. Like sitting down on a couch. You can do on when you're watching TV, when you're talking with someone you can do you can do anywhere, right? As long as you're sitting down and you have a couple of minutes, you can just boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom. Stood super-fast and get it over with, and it'll help you out a lot. So definitely do that. And that's suffering. 11. Holding the Bow the Right Way - Beginner Violin: In this lesson, we're going to learn how to hold the bow properly. Now we already learned how to hold the violin properly. And we also already learned how to prepare our fingers for when we eventually get onto fingering on the violin. But now, let's get on to the book. Now we know what each part of the bow is called, but how do you hold this backbone? Well, it's actually a little bit more complicated than it might seem. You don't just hold onto it like that and just glide it. It's a little more complicated. So first of all, let's make sure we have a loose wrist, right? You don't want to clinch your wrist or anything. Just kind of a loose wrist just like that. Nice and easy. And I want to take the middle dividers and put it on the front. So remember this bird was the called the frog. Put on there, grab the Pinkie goes on the screw and the index finger goes, you see this black swan jewelry and that's where the index fingers most arrest. So metal twang fraud. The pinky on this group, and the index finger goes on the sprite. And now what about the thumb found goes over here in this crack solvent. Let me show you this. So there's a little bit of space between the sponge and the frog over here. There's a tiny little bit of space. That's what a thumb is supposed to go. Sort of tip of the thumb makes contact right there. Alright, so just to show you an action here, and the thumb goes right there, if you can see that. Now it's also important to note that the thumb is bending outwards, so you don't want to have it like that and it's bringing inwards. That's actually really bad for your risk, for your hand that's going to actually hurt you, okay? So make sure your thumb is bending outwards. And this way you can actually exert a lot more control over the bow as well. So the tip of the thumb goes in that crack right there, just the little gap between the Spanish and the frog. And the thumb itself is bent upwards. Okay. And that's how you're supposed to hold the book. Ok? So if you're holding a life that will let me actually get, get into this for you. The reason why you hold it like that is because we want to be able to exert just as much control as possible with our wrist over the boat. Okay. If you just hold it like this, as I mentioned, normally have too much control over the bow with your wrist alone. A need to involve your hand, okay? You need to involve the entire arm. And your risk really doesn't do that much, right? The reason why we hold it this specific way is because this is the best way to get as much as possible without really using that much of the arm and using our the wrist. Oh, yeah. So really there are two specific places in your arm that are moving when you're playing with the book? Right here and right here, okay? The rest being the main part. So let's say I wanted to play the usually when we're using the boat, we want to make sure it goes in a straight line. We all want to just go anywhere. That's, doesn't seem like the most efficient way to use the bow on the violin because it just goes all over the place, right? When we're using the boat on the island, it's really important for us to keep it right in the middle between the fingerboard and the bridge. And it's important that we go in a straight line, okay, so our bows never supposed to go on the bridge, never supposed to go on the fingerboard. Suppose, say right in the middle in between that are supposed to get close to you. And to be honest with you, if you get close to you can just try going close to each of these and you just see how bad it sounds of s. Suppose Stan right in the middle. And in order for us to be able to do that, we need to be able to go in a straight line, okay? Now, the best way to do that is first of all, holding it properly, which gives us a lot of control over it with arrest. And then this specific motion is that whenever I broke comes inwards, arrest comes out. Anytime it will goes outwards, a risk goes in, right? So this is very important. We're basically counterbalancing with the boat because in order for the boat to go in a straight line, our risk needs to move in the opposite direction, right? Otherwise, it's going to go where I'm like In fact, if our risk stay steady, look at this. You see the boat, it's kinda goes behind the head, right? We don't want that. We wanted to say in a straight line. And in order for us to do that, we need to use our wrist and our risk needs to move accordingly. So if the ball is coming inwards, the risk comes out. The Bose going outwards the risk was it. Okay. Now I'm going to show you some exercises and the next video. In a soil, we can actually start getting used to this motion, a very specific motion. And if you've never done this before, this might seem a little foreign to your body and your risk might not be as smooth as it probably should be. And that's all fine if we're going to give you some flexibility trainings in the next video in order to prepare your right wrist for the specific motions that were going to be using on the book. So I just want you to have a big picture idea of how we use the boy, how we move it on the violin. So that when we get into the exercises, we kind of see where every exercise fits it. 12. Wrist Exercises for the Right Hand - Beginner Violin: Alright, it's time for us to learn, how are we going to train our rights wrist for Boeing purposes, right? So we already learned how we're going to train our left hand fingers for fingering on the violin. But it's also very important and we started developing some muscles in our right wrist because bowing is mostly done with our risks as we already discussed, right? So there are two places in your hand that you use when you're boat, when you are Boeing, and that's your wrist and of course your album. Okay? And it's very important that we start developing some muscles to make our wrist movements smoother and make our risks more flexible in general. So a couple of stuff that we're going to do is going to be off the boat. And then we're going to implement some of them on the bow as well. Okay. But we're going to start with the off the bow exercises simply because those are the ones that you can do anywhere, right? Like you can do whether you're sitting in a bus station. You can do if you're sitting at your desk at work, you can do anyway, right? And it doesn't take any time, kinda similar to the fingering exercises. Whereas the bow, the, the ones that use the bow, you have to have your bowl with you, right? You can't just do it anyway. So let's just start with the ones that you do off the bow. This is the first exercise that we do. We simply just go up, down, up, down, up, down. Nothing too complicated about it, right? The only thing you have to be wary of is that our emotion is fluid, Ok, so you don't want this kind of a, this kind of notion, right? Like you don't wanna just go like from this position to this position you wanted to glide over if that makes sense. And just keep doing that right? So try it a couple times right now, see how you feel about it. It shouldn't be too crazy, but it should get your muscles. Are the muscles around your wrist going at this point? Okay. Yeah, so just try it a couple of times. And once we've done that now let's try the second one. The second one is a little bit more complicated, so follow me before you try it yourself. We're going to do, first of all, it's important that we have our wrist very loose and are handling. So we kinda hanging, right. We don't want it to be stiff, so just make sure it's loose. And then what we're gonna do is we're going to move inwards and outwards. But in a very specific way, we move inwards with our hand, our wrist bands outwards. And then when we go inwards, our wrist bends inwards, right? So the opposite of the duration we're going, if we're going inwards, the risk has to be outwards. If we're going outwards, the rest has to be inwards. So it's always the opposite. And the reason for that is because we want to get used to going in a straight line, right? And so that's the reason why we have to balance coming inside with a risk coming outside. Okay, so for all the people who are probably asking, why is that? What are we trying to do this? That's the reason why. Ok. Because there's a very specific motion that we need to get used to. Okay. So try it with me. First of all, make sure our wrist is really loose. And then try it coming inwards, but with our wrist bending outwards. And then the opposite way. Out with our risks being in. And again, it's very important that this motion is fluid. We don't want to make these kind of jerky motions, but to make sure we go slowly from one position to the other, okay, so slowly our risk comes out as we move in and slowly remove. Node moves in as we go outside. Okay, so that makes SAS, you can just follow me with that and you can try it on your own as well. Just try with me. Make sure you're mimicking my movements because it's very important that we do this, this specific way. Okay, so if you're doing it even a little bit off of what I'm telling me to do right now. You're not gonna get you're not going to be doing the right motion. So it's now going to be as effective for you. So make sure we're doing this. So r, again, wrist is very loose. As we move in. The risk comes out. As we move out. The risk goes in. When we're tiles tried together. Move in, risk goes out. Move out. Risk goes in. Just like it. Yeah. And this is an exercise that we're, are going to be doing with the bow as well. Okay. It's usually a good idea to get used to this motion before we try it on the bow. So try it a couple of times. Come inside, the risk goes out. Go outside, the risk goes OK. And then one last exercise that I will give you before we move on to the all new bow exercises is this one. So we're kind of just going in a circle, right again, nothing too crazy line this one, this is pretty standard one. But it does help at least one more purist, right? So these two, this up and down motion and this circle in motion, these are really good for warming up, especially you before using the boat. All right, now let's try on bow exercises. So like the bow right here. Remember how we hold the bow in a specific way? Now let's try. The very first thing that we did off the bot was this up-and-down motion. Let's try it out with the book. So you can put your other hand at the tip of the bow. And this will help you do the motion without too much trouble, right? Because if you don't do that like the bowl might be a little too heavy for your wrist. So just help it out a little bit by holding the tip with the other hand and then just go just like that. Okay, so that's our first exercise on the boat are second exercise is the complicated one that we were doing off the boat. So remember, go in, but I risk goes out, go outs, but our risk goes in. All right. And as you probably noticed, my bow staying in a very straight line simply because as I go in, my reasons coming out and as I go out and theirs is going in, lets say this, my risk was not doing this right? Let's say my risk was staying stack and it wasn't really moving. Looking what will happen? That's on a straight line as it now, that bow is kind of going to the back of my head, right? And that's only one, Right? We wanna make sure that our bow stays on a very straight line as we play the violin. And in order to do that, we need to make sure our risk is always moving and it's always moving against the direction that we're going. Okay. Just like that tried a couple of times again, you can have the other hand of the tip of the bow to help you out when you're trying this exercise. Go get, go in, risk comes out. Go out, risk goes in like that. And again, make sure that the movement is very smooth and it's very fluid, right? We don't want to do this. I'm gonna make sure we go smooth and nice and easy. Okay? And our last exercise is again, remember the circling motion or would do that with the bow as well. Right? So I get nothing complicated about this one. Pretty straightforward. And those are the exercises that we do with or without the boat. Again, it's very important that we do these simply because they're just going to make our lives a lot easier when we move on to start playing on the violin. So it's really a good idea to at least take five minutes a day like that shouldn't be a problem, right? Barely customer anytime you can do it while you're doing other stuff, you can do it when you're watching TV or when you're sitting on your desk at work or wherever, right? You can just go boom, boom, boom. And just hops your wrist. Get used to these motions. So that when we're trying them on the violin, it's actually a lot easier. Okay? So definitely do these, definitely do at least five minutes a day and let me know how it goes. 13. Playing the A String - Beginner Violin: In this video, we're going to play our very first note on the violin. So I want to congratulate you for getting this far. So far we have been doing some little bit more boring stuff, Livermore gating already for getting to this stage. And now that we are at this stage, I just want to congratulate you because we are about to play our very first note. And the very first film we're going to play on the violin is a. Now if you remember, we talked about what each string is. Get the G string, the string, a string, and a string. Alright, so this third term right here is eight. And that's the string that we are going to be playing today. Okay? So first of all, let's make sure we have our violin, hold it properly and get all the checklist is on the same level as my nose and my holding it with my channel, my shoulder and all that. And then we add this hand. How forcible, make sure we're holding properly. We've done it exercises. We know how to move the boat. Now what we're gonna do is we're going to place stubble on extra. Ok. So place on Eastern. Again, make sure it is right between the bridge and the board. And it's random. Guess. So we don't want it to be like here where it's closer to the court or here where it's closer to the bridge will get one in the middle. Okay? Now, right there in the middle on a string. And what we're gonna do is we're going to perform the same motion with the board and we're doing off the violet. I'm just going to take it and just move it. But we're going to make sure it stays on the a string at all times. Okay? So this one, if you follow with me, as you see ongoing in a very straight line, I'm keeping it between the bridge and the board, and I'm making sure I'm making contact with the a string and a string only the entire time, okay? And I want you to try this. I want you to take your violin and try the same thing for your bow on the E string. What's important is that we make sure we're using the entire book for his lesson. So start at the very bottom. And so we go all the way to the top and then we go like I don't want to see change directions as we keep going. Okay, so let's go together over time. Along with me, truly globally. With me Pokemon Go. I want you to try that a couple of times to make sure that we actually get it down. And again, if you haven't mirror, it's always a good idea to try looking for how you're Boeing on the mirror. If you are going in a straight line and if you are holding everything properly, so you might, some people actually suffer from this. They start in a good position, but as they start buying, just forget about everything else are estimates. They're holding a pretty good, holding the violin pretty well. That Boas, pretty good. And then they stop. They're holding everything wrong, right? So make sure you're not falling into that trap. And make sure you maintain your position entire time. Make sure the bow is going in a straight line. And again, if you have a mirror, it's a lot easier for you to check all of these. So definitely try it a couple times. And CMOs. 14. Playing the Other Strings - Beginner Violin: Alright, now that we have played the string, we are going to learn a couple of other strengths. So let's start with the thinness of them all. The one of the very right, they eat, drink. We're going to do the same thing that we just did with the ace shrink, but now on the Eastern. So hopefully you've had a chance to chai on the E string a couple of times, and hopefully you're getting a little more comfortable with it. You producing a nice sound. You're going in a straight line and basically do the same thing on the E string here. So follow along with me. Began when going to hold the violin on the Home Depot. We're going to move to the east string over here. We're going to make contact near the frog because we're going to use the entire book. And once we're ready, we're gonna go ahead and play these. And you make sure you're using the full bow. And we're playing the eastern, which is the fed S1. And it pretty much should be the same as the async. And there isn't really barely any deference. That only difference is that you need to adjust your arm a little bit in order to make sure you're making contact with the correct string. So if I was making contact with a string and I wanted to play a string, my arm would be summarized here. But as I move the eStream up by having just one arm, the GFS cell, alright? And it stays there until I changed this string, right? So basically your arm correlates with which trained your plan. Okay? So thank alone if I was playing, let's say the thickest string, which is the G string on the very left. Files like that. Well, I'm wonder where my line goes now. Right? Whereas at the eStream its value. And that's, so that's the function of the arm. Basically. It, as you move it up and down, it adjusts which shrink or making contact with. So a produces different salaries like we. Now, let's try to restrict. Next. We tried to use string. Let's start the G string, which is the very left. Again saying thank you're obviously a lower, higher though because it is a string that they left. And I get, let's start from the thought. Go all the way to the tip. Let's try this one a couple times to again, if you haven't heard, just check, see if you're doing everything correctly. If you still keep going in a straight line, we need to make sure we keep everything you bought more, right? Like, I know there's a lot of different little things we have to pay attention to, but it's kind of like driving, right? Like remember when you first learn how to drive my cube, have to pay attention so many different things. You have to pay attention, even gold on this P limit, you have to make sure there's no bikers going like ethics makes shoulder checks. You have to look at the road like F, look at five different places at the same time. Be aware, find different things, right? It's kind of the same environment. At first it might be a little overwhelming, like, oh, I have to make sure my posture is good enough to make sure I'm going in a straight line. Your arm is in the right position. I have to make sure my left-hand MRI left, there's the string. There's lot of things they often make sure about, right? But just like driving after a while, you just get used to it and it kinda becomes second nature to you, okay, so just keep doing your best and you will get used to it, I promise you. Now let's try it with the string. That's the only stream that's left though. That is the second straight from the web. Hopefully by now we've had a chance to learn all the strings, just in case you forgot. Yeah, G, D, a, E. We're gonna go to the second one, which was a nice drink. I'm gonna job. So make contact with that. You can follow along with me because he well, that side near the Frog, although it's, it's it and then change directions. Here we go. Alright, hopefully that's simple enough for you. Just give these couple of strings and try and make sure we can play straight bars and all of them. And in this video we're going to trend a little bit with all these strikes. So try them out a couple of times and I'll see you next video. 15. Follow Me For More...: All right guys, hopefully you're enjoying the course so far. I just wanted to quickly mention that if you're interested in checking out my other material, you can find my YouTube channel, youtube.com, slash shirts and house, where I have a lot of free videos they can check out. As well as that you can follow me on social media, on Instagram and Twitter at Chevron house. So go ahead and do that and I will see you over there. 16. [Training] Playing All Open Strings - Beginner Violin: Alright, now we've had a chance to try playing all of the strings on the violin. We're going to channel it a bit together. So I'll just start reassemble. Let's make sure we have everything now allows us play every single string. Let's play the G strikers. With me. You strap. Now the string. The string perfects. Hopefully you can follow along with that. Now we're going to do a little bit of training. So what we're gonna do is we're going to combine some of these together. We're gonna play a couple of them together. And I want you to follow along with me. Okay, so the first exercise we're gonna do, we're gonna play to a strings and we're going to play 2D strings. Ok, so one bar 10, or the eastern one boats you bows on the eastern. Starting with a. Alright, now you follow along with me. Today's two 0s. If you're confused, it's really not that confusing. It's just a once, twice E on stress when we're tied together. Perfect. Next one as Tuesdays and two a's. So we're going to start in the district. So we need around to you a little bit higher as we need to make contact with d. And we have a 2D strengths and to history. So I'll play once so you know how it goes and then when you put it together. So it goes together. One more time, play with me. Perfects. Now on to the G string as we're going to play a QG strings and 2D strings. So yeah, we certainly G string, which is the highest. Your arm is higher up. And I'll play once for you and then you can play with me next time. Simple enough, hopefully, follow along with me because we violin, string. All right, one more time. Alright. Hopefully those were simple enough for you. Hopefully you can follow along so far. Now we're going to do a little bit of a more tricky one. This one we're gonna do is G, G, a, a, d, d, e, E. Now, the trick between uses, we jump from two GC, two A's. Alright. Well the thing is, these are consecutive strings. There's another string of the gene and writers need stringing material. So we need to make sure we can interchange without making a sound on the D string. So let me show you what I mean. So this is how we would play. So you can just take away a certain disarray. And the D and E strike. Now as you can probably see, these notions where I change the string, but I don't make a sign are very important. Ok, so there is going to be a lot of times where we have to jump between strings. And we need to be able to do that without playing the strings in the middle, right? Like if we have to play jump, you have to play a note on the G string. A string. We need to be able to do that. Yes, on the middle of the way you are making contact with the district, but if you don't play it, then it should be fine. It shouldn't make any salad, right? And the listener would never know that you went on that string, right? Because you don't never play anything on it. So try it with me. Try this transition. Let's try two Gs. And then for the first one, we can stop, do this transition together. Go on the a string, played a string. And we'll do the same when we're transitioning from the district to the E string, okay? And then after that, then we can just play dominant together here. So the first one we're gonna do right now, we're going to hold their transitions so to make it easier for us. So let's start with D-string together. Transition over you over to a. Thank you. Note also these Re transition over to the Easter egg like that, are somehow those that I hoped I was not too difficult. If you are kind of getting hang over it, then let's try a little bit faster together this time dieting causes, all right, one more time just to make sure we got the angular together. Alright. Hopefully you are able to play all of those. If there's any specific ones that you're struggling with, you can just try a couple more times on your own. And if you're having trouble, if you're having trouble with it, you can just come back and watch the video again just to see how exactly we're going about it. Ok. So hopefully that was helpful. And keep doing those trainings. And I'll see you next video. 17. Marking the Fingerboard - Beginner Violin: Alright, in this lesson we're going to get into the fingering part. So remember how we talked about when we hold the violin, we wanna make sure our fingers are hovering above the fingering works so that we can just put it at a moment's notice. Now, we need to discuss where exactly we're going to put it down, right? For beginners, what we usually do is we usually put some stickers or some staking odor, something indicating exactly where each finger is supposed to go. And then as you just keep playing the violin after a couple of years, you just kinda used to where it has been at the very beginning, you do have to put something there because there's just no indication of where your fingers are supposed to go. So I'm going to help you out with that. First of all, let's make sure our violin is tuned. So tune your violin right now. If you have to pause the video, just double check, make sure everything is in tune to a string specifically, because we're going to just use a string for this, for the installation part. Just picture that's in tune. Take out your app, your tuner, and make sure it's exactly in tune. And then once it is, here's what we're gonna do. We're gonna put our first finger just a little bit further up. And all we're gonna do is we're going to push this stream now. Okay, we're the tip of the finger or the very tip of the finger. Push, push down the string and just type C out sounds, right? And keep your tuner app, okay, because now we're going to try and find b, okay? This is a. The next note is going to be b, right? Try it and see what the tuner sense, okay, if it says it's a little bit as indicating it's a little bit before me. Scroll a little bit, a little bit forward okay. Until you can find. So I'm just gonna go ahead and find it. That's that's about where it is. And one of them is I've just taken a sticky note and I'd just chopped off some small little parts and I'm not going to use that as a sticker, but you can use a sticker, you can use whatever, right. As long as you have some sort of an indication of where do so. That is where B is. And again, if you use your own tuner, you should be able to find it. And I'm just gonna take the sticky note. I'm going to slide right underneath the streak, right? So make sure you don't put it on the string and put it underneath the string on the board. Okay. And now that indicates to me worrying first-in are supposed to. Okay. Now the next one we're looking for a C-sharp. Okay. That's right about where it should be. And again, you can do the same with the second mangers printed down, try committed forward or backward. It's little bit space that way from the first finger. So just try it a little bit here in that until you can find out. Okay. And then the third finger is supposed to be pretty close to the same fingers and just put your third finger right next to it and try it and to find d on the tumor type. And whenever you do, take the next one, slide number, that fourth finger should give us E. So you might be wondering, wait, isn't the next stream E? Well, that's the thing. The fourth finger and each string is the same as the next string. Okay, so again, we're looking for Egypt, but down the first three and the fourth finger is a little bit further away from third finger. And you just put a reformer a little backward until you can find exactly E on the tuner app. And once you do, take another sticker or sticking over whenever, indicate place. Okay. So you should end up with some sort of a setup looking like this, where every single places indicated. And again, you can use a sticker ag is thinking, oh, whatever, right. Just as long as we can indicated here on the board. Okay. And make sure it's underneath the strings. It's on the board and just stays there. Okay? And then once we have this indication, we can talk about how we're supposed to put up for you, but at least we know where they're supposed to go. Hopefully that makes sense. So do this setup parts. And once you've done this, we can move forward into learning how to exactly put our fingers down on the strings. 18. Proper Technique for Fingering on the Fingerboard - Beginner Violin: Alright, now that we have indicated all the places I was and I don't have mine, but hopefully you have earth. Now we can move forward into learning how exactly we're supposed to put down our fingers because there is a specific way of doing it. So let's pull the violin properly, is good about it, and then make sure you're not holding among them the sand. The fingers are hovering above the fingerboard. Now what we're gonna do is first of all, let's I want to phone. So where exactly is the functionalist to be? Obviously done this cipher, like his visit here as living here, here, here mercilessly, Good. So let's supposed to be right where the first indication is. So wherever the first thing we're supposed to go, that's where we've found viscosity situated at. Okay, so hold your thumb over there. And now what we're gonna do is we're going to put down our first finger. And the important thing is we've got to make sure we arc over, put it down. Alright, so we want to touch the string with the tip of our fingers and want to arc over kind of like a square kind of thing. Alright, so we don't want to just put it down. Flats will make sure we Ark down. So we have the tip of the finger and making contact with the string. Ok, so if you have long nails, you probably have to make them a little shorter because it's just going to pinned. Are you being able to put your tip on the string? Ok. So make sure you have short nails and the tip of the finger, we're going to put down history and we're going to push the string down all the way to down to the board. Okay? It's very important. And a might feel a little weird at first because the string, specially the thinner ones, they're not the best like they're not the best material. They're kinda my irritate your finger a little bit, but I promise you get used to it. It's just at the beginning of my seem that way after a while you just get used to and it doesn't even feel that bad. So put down first finger where it's indicated. Again, remember arguing over, push it down. And let's try playing that yacht and see what it sounds like. So let's first finger on the a string. Push it all the way now. And it's supposed to sound something like this. That's B, as we discussed, the next node after a is B. So when you put your first finger on the a string, you play the first note after a, which is b. So let's play B together now. Put down your first finger on the E string and perfect. Now let's try the second finger. Now what we're placing a second finger, we keep the first thing or are we don't remove it? We just add the second finger. Do so. We put down the second layer just like that. If you want, they can look, I keep the first one, I add the second one to it. And second one goes where it's indicated. The second finger produces C-sharp for us. Now, why C-sharp Nazi? We'll discuss that a little bit later, but for now, just know that the center finger produce a C-Sharp on this. Okay? So yeah, a strain makes known as meat and excellent a C-Sharp. So whenever you are ready, let's write together first two fingers down on the a string. And here we go. Now let's try the third finger. Third finger is right makes the second finger. So what do you put it down? There should be no space between the two, right? Unlike the first two fingers or there is a huge space between them, a huge gap between them, the second and the third finger, and need to be right next to each other. There is literally 0 gap and nothing they're touching each other. There is no gap in between them whatsoever. Okay. And if you look at the indicators, that's how they are indicated to the right next to each other. So put down your third finger. You have the first three fingers down on the E string, and that is going to produce D for us. So let's try playing D Again, the first three fingers down on the a string. Now, let's try together. Perfect. And now the last and certainly not least, the fourth finger yet put it down where does indicated it should be arching over. What's right together. So all four fingers now on the a string, and this is going to produce e together. Perfect. So if you've been able to follow a lot, we're going to try playing each of them individually, right after each other now. So let's start from the very beginning we have a, the obeys read just the open string, no fingers down. Put down at first finger to play me. Put diner significant girls love to play C-sharp number. We don't take off the first finger. Third finger as well, right next to the second one. And now to the unforced anger and all the fingers are on the fingerboard. Began was trying together from Hay and voila. There we have it. So try it out a couple of times. Make sure we're comfortable putting on all the fingers mature. We're putting them how? We're arching them over. And we're always using the tip of the finger to push the string down on you push it down. Nice and well. Again, remember if you don't fully push down the string, it's not gonna sound right? So if it doesn't sound right, and that's because you're probably not pushing enough. Quite enough. Okay. Or you're not using the tip of your finger, it's one or the other. So if you're having a little bit of trouble and make sure those two things are in order. Tip of the finger arching over and it's pushing it all the way down. Okay. And tried it a couple of times and we'll do a little bit of training about it in the next video as well. So I'll see you then. 19. [Training] Using our Fingers on the Violin - Beginner Violin: Alright, it's time for us to exercise a little bit now that we know how to play notes on environment. So let's start again on the E string. And what we're gonna do is we're going to play a, B, C sharp, D, E. So that is a, a with the first finger, a, the second finger, third finger and a would force finger. Alright, only one time for each song. Let's start together. Well, Mozart to the other. One last time just to ensure regatta are effects that we're gonna do something a little bit more challenging. We're going to alternate these notes a little bit. For this one, we're gonna try a, C sharp, B, D, E, which means a, a with the second rigor, a with the first thing or only. So we have to remove the second for different OS1, a with the third finger and an eight with a fourth finger. Okay, so let's try it together. So here, actually let me just play it for you once. So you kinda have an idea how goes and then we can play it together afterwards. So we go a C sharp to the site of Linear B, which is the first year. So we have to remove our second layer, does like that. D, which is the third organism, put down as they can with their finger. And that first failure was due to this E. All right, so let's try that together now. One more time together. While last time together, just to make sure we got it down. Perfect. Now, next one is going to be in descending order. So we're going to start with E and then call back all the way down to c. So we are a, sorry. We're going to start with E, which is a for the d, that is A3, C, or C sharp as a to b, which is A1, and I'm a. Okay, so we're gonna sort of A4, A3, A2, A1, A0, D, C, B, a, o. Some awesome. Now we're gonna try on another string. Let's go to the E string. And let's try. E. And E are the first thing that goes like that, not going to grade you. So a0, the first finger down on the E string. Just like that, show onwards that. Perfect. Now we're going to use the first finger on the E with a string as well. So we're going to do the beginning of an upcoming song that we're going to do just a couple of videos from now, which is twinkle, twinkle little star. The way it goes, if it goes two a's, two 0s, then ELA. We're just gonna start with that for now. And then we'll continue building on it. Alright, so today's two 0s, and then one E1. And E1 is actually F sharp By the way, just so you know, I just referred to it as the E1 just to make it clear that what I mean is the first thing on the E string, okay? But it's actually I've shown already started together. Now let's try the entire intro to the Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star song. The way it goes is a E, F sharp, F sharp E. So today's two 0s to 1s and 0s, okay? Everybody wants for you and I'm going to try to do. All right, let's try it together. A, a, E, F sharp, F sharp key. One more time together. One last time, just make sure we go. Alright, so keep doing these a couple of times. I'm sure one or two of them were probably a little bit more challenging than the other ones. So you can rewind this video, try these exercises one more time and kind of try to get more comfortable with them. Okay? And again, it's a really good idea to give these a couple exercises because we just kinda get into the groove of how we're supposed to play these, how you play these different notes. Howard was to put them fingers. I then make sure we're always putting on tip of these failures were pushing strings down. These are really important. And if you're doing all of that, then we shouldn't be doing fine. 20. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star - Main Theme - Beginner Violin: Alright, I want to congratulate you for getting this far. Now, we're going to play our very first song on the violin. We're going to play Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star on the violin, and we're going to go together. So we just spent a little bit of time trying the beginning of the song. And now we're going to learn the rest of it. Ok, so there is a PDF attached here with the entire, entirety of the music. What we're gonna do right now is we're gonna go through it here together. And you can also use that PDF. You can print it out if you want. And you can use it for practicing on your own time. So let's just take a little bit of time of working on it together. So we already did the beginning part with those AAA, E, F sharp, F sharp. So it went as so. All right, let's try that one more time together just to make sure I remember it's ready. F-sharp, that sharp mu. Alright? Now, the next phrase goes like this. It goes in d, d, c sharp, C sharp, B, b, a, which means third finger on the a. We played twice. Second finger on the a, we play it twice. First finger on the a, we play it twice and then a. So let's try it together. So when we play the third finger on the a string, remember we put all the fingers down before it, including the third thing is that all the fingers offers like a thirt. And again, number second and the third finger are right next to each other. There is no gap between them. There are touching each other. So let's try it with the third thing that we removed the third finger and play the second layer. Move the second finger and play it for a Steiner. And I remove the first finger. Alright, let's try it together now. Ready? When we're done together. Awesome. Now let's attach these two parts together so we can play all of them seamlessly. Okay, so we're going to start from the very beginning, which went blank. And add to that. All right, let's try it together. Ready? One more time together. And as he noticed or to specific notes that are longer, that e i the first phrase, and a at the end of the second phrase. Let me, so let's make sure we played the longer notes for a little longer than the other ones. Okay. So follow me one more time as equate, Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, or at least the beginning of it. Also. Next phrase goes, E, E, D, D, C sharp, C sharp, B. And we repeat this furries twice. And the song. Now, this is pretty similar to the phrase that we just free it, except it starts on the E and then it goes to D, C sharp, and D. Okay, so let's try it together. So when we go to the east for you, but all the fingers zone or one to three with a whole were not the first one but 123 or though, which are older. Okay, makes sense. And again, we repeat this phase twice. So all morta. And the last phase of the song is the same as the Fripp space member. The first phrase, web work. Yes. That's how Osama case. Hopefully you've been able to follow along. Now what we're gonna do is we're going to put all these phrases together and we're gonna get the entire song. So listen once I'm going to play the entire song, recognize all the different sections that were Play. And then we're going to try them together. Okay. Alright, now let's try it together with me. Okay, Australia rest. Charlie, going all the way through again, the notes should be popping up on the screen is off. But you can also use the PDF if that's easier for you. Rarely getting together. Alright, so that is toggled to Uncle autostart. I encourage you to take some time and practice the song. It's pretty straightforward. We already have done some of these exercises similar to those song. We already know how to put down the fingers. We already know how to play it in their front strings. So it should be pretty straightforward. Just take a little bit of time, make sure you practice it. Make sure you're doing everything correctly. Make sure you're holding the violin, Barbara, the all in a bro, properly and all of that. And I'll see you in the next video. 21. Other Variations - Getting Familiar with Common Rhythms - Beginner Violin: Alright, hopefully you've had a little bit of time to practice twinkle, twinkle little star, and hopefully you've got it down pretty well so far. Now, all we're gonna do is we're gonna take a look at some other variations of the song. So it's pretty much the same notes, is the same fingering, it's same strings. However, the rhythm is a little bit different, okay? So we need to play the same stuff, but with a little bit of different rhythm. And basically, the boat determines the rhythm always right? We use our fingers to turn the tone. And the bow and its movements determines the rhythm. Okay, we're gonna take a look at all these different variations of the song. And so the first 1, first 1 goes kind of like there. So I'll play it once for you. So you kinda have an idea of how it goes them he tried together. Okay. First one goes for shorts and two locks. So short, short, short, short long, long, short short short short long, long, short short short, short long, long, short short, short, short, long, long. That's how it goes. Ok, so on the violin it would sound something like this. So for each node, we need to count for shorts and two logs of the same nodes are displayed as such. Ok, so let's show you the entirety of this variation together. Again, we should know the notes and everything by now, so we're just going to focus on the rhythm only occur together. Yes. Alright, hopefully that made sense. He can take a little bit of time to practice that one as well. If you need to rewind the video, you can do that and see again how the whole thing goes. The entire song is the same. It's just that it's sort of playing each note twice. We play them six times. The first wore shorts, but next to our long, short, short, short, short, long, long, short short short, short long, long, short short, short, short long. And for every note it goes the same way. Okay, so that's the first variation. Now, again. Practice that one if you need to rewind the video. But we're gonna move on to the next variation that we're gonna take a look at all the different variations because there's five of them. And once you've taken a look at all the variations, then you can packs all of them on your own time. The way this one goes is different. So I'll play first and then I'll explain what's going on. Okay. And it keeps going right. Now. You probably noticed I was stopping in the middle of some of those notes. Right. And if you take a look at the notes, you also see some break signs. So what exactly is happening here is that this variation is instructing us to play each note twice, then break for the measure of OneNote, and then played I move one more time, right? So it's almost as if we would have played each node four times, but the third one has been removed and replaced with a PaaS, right? So we'll play one to pause. Bom, bom, bom, bom, bom, bom, bom, bom, bom, bom, bom, bom, bom, bom, bom. But you see the third one is always the pulse. Instead of having four, if we had just four nodes at each, it would go bom, bom, bom, bom, bom, bom, bom, bom bom, bom, bom, bom, bom, bom, bom, bom, right? But if you take out a third of all of those and replace it with the PaaS, we end up getting bom, bom, bom, bom, bom, bom, bom, bom, bom, bom, bom, bom. That's where you end up with. And this is exactly what this variation is trying to show us, right? So this is a really great exercise of how breaks coming to music. And you can kind of see for yourself the kind of effect they can leave on music, right? So I know this can be a little confusing, but that's basically the gist of it. So let's try it together. The whole song, whenever you're ready. Now this variation is a little bit different and we don't have any breaks, but we have a warm long routes, v2 short notes. So goes long, short, short, long, short. And we repeat that again for the same time. So we go long, short, short, long, short, short, long, short, short, long, short shorts. Plenty. Everything's six times again. First of all, long, and makes sure that we have long story short again. Okay, so it sounds kind of like this. So hopefully that makes sense. First of all, thanks to short and long. So it goes, again, goes bom, bom, bom, bom, bom dom, dom, dom, dom, dom, dom, dom dom, dom, dom, dom, dom, dom dom, dom, dom, dom wore long two shorts, warlords to shirts. Lets try the whole thing together. Okay. Three along with me. Yes. Now in this variation, we have eight short notes of each of the, each of the notes. Right? Now. The way we do this one is, well, you could just count eight of each of them, but that would be a little tough, right? You have to count 123456781234567812. It's too much counting, right? So what we do instead is we break it down into groups of four. And basically we're playing two groups of four for each loud. So we go 12341234123412341234123412341234. That's how we count. Ok. So you just count on in your head to make sure you don't play an incorrect amount. You don't want to pay seven of nine and the next year of length one, we will make sure you pay each of each of them and they all have to be either. Okay. So I'll play the beginning of a to give you an idea of how it goes. And then we can try to hold things together. Ok, so this is the beginning of this variation. Hopefully that makes sense to groups of four of short notes and all of them for the sender. Okay, now let's try the whole thing together. They're so pretty long, risky. Tried to count to two sets of four for each of the nodes in Europe. 22. [Reading Music] Notes - Beginner Violin: In this video, we're gonna learn how to read music. Now, if you don't know how to read music already, this is a very important video and I encourage you to pay extra attention, maybe take some notes because we're about to learn a whole lot. But if you do already know how to read music, you probably skip ahead. And you don't really have to watch this. But anyways, with that said, let's get right into it. And we're going to start with this guy right over here. So this is what we call a treble clef. Now, what is a treble clef? Basically, clefs are what determine what everything else means on these five lines. Ok, so anything you see on these five lines, they don't necessarily mean the same thing everywhere. And we have to use the cleft that has been given to us as something that basically contextualizes all the information that we get on these five lines. Ok? So if we have the treble clef at the start of our lines, that means a very specific thing about what everything means on these lines. Okay? Now there are three main clefs in music. But really, we only really deal with the treble clef as violin players because violin is in a very high register, and the other two cliffs are in lower registers. So for example, a viola or cello, which are instruments that are in a lower register, those instruments would be using the other clefs, but a violin really on the users, the, the main treble clef. So we really don't have to worry about the other ones. And we're just gonna focus on the treble clef for now. Now. Note that we see on these five lines. Let's say this one right here. Alright, so how do we determine what it is? We usually determine, or basically we always determined what each node means by its position. Alright, so for example, look at this guy. It's located between the second line and the third line. It's between them. It's not on either of them. And given the fact that we have a treble clef, this means that this guy is an a. Ok. Now, notes can be located either between these lines or on these lines. Okay. And in fact, that's the order that they work in. We always have in alternating sequence of one is on the line, next one is between the lines. Thanks, one is on the line and X1 is between the lines. Next one is on the line, X1 is between the lines. And I've usually found this to be the most confusing thing about music for beginners, especially for younger students. The fact that we alternate, Okay, so just hopefully you can grasp that right away. The way it works is the way it works is go Here, we go, Here, we go, here, we go here. And again on the lines, one between the lines, one on the lines between lines. Okay. So and that's the order that they're working. Okay. Now, understanding that let's talk about what exactly each of these nodes are, okay, so the main notes in music, C, D, E, F, G, a, B, right? These are the seven notes that we have in music. Now, you might be wondering, is that it, what happens after b? We just have nothing. Well, the music has a cyclical, cyclical nature to it. So every time we want out of the seven nodes, we just take the first one I pointed back here, right? And then we just keep going the same way. And once we run out one more time, the exact same thing we go to the first one. Keep going. So there's a cyclical nature to it. Now, it's very important that we don't confuse this as the same thing. These two are not the exact same thing, right? So they are the same nodes. They're both C. But this isn't a higher pitched version of a C, right? There's a higher pitch version, and this is an even higher pitched version than the one before. Ok? So basically, as the pitch goes up, we end up with these cyclical natures of finding the same note with a higher pitch over and over again. But at the end they, it's a higher pitch diversion of that node. So it's not exactly the same number, okay, so it's very important that we don't confuse that. Now, let's go through exactly how we see these on the five lines over the sky. Get rid of all of these here. And let's try over here. So again, let me just put this here as well for you. C, D, E, F, G, a, B. And we're going to start at the very bottom here. So this node at the bottom, right below the first line is D. And this is actually, let's learn that right away and make sure that we basically this in our memory and we just lock it away. And we always have it at our disposal. Okay, so anytime we see the node at the very bottom of these five lines, I want you to immediately know it's D. Okay? So that's the first thing we're going to learn today. And using this information, we should be usually able to, able to determine what every other note around it is. Okay, so let's say we denote that as on the first line, right? Well, you can kind of work out say, well, I know this guy is d. So if this one is on the first line, that's one after d. So it must be, you guessed it must be. Now the next one. It's one after a, e. So what is that one? You guess that it's f x one is a G. This wasn't a, and this is probably another one that's really good to memorize right away. Because obviously we have an open a string. So if we're going to find a lot, especially in these beginners stages. So it's very important that we learn this right away. So we had this over here as well. A is between the second line and the third line. Okay? So anytime you see a node between the second, the third law, I'm wanting you to immediately know it's a C it's between the second and the third goal. A. Okay, so that's the second one that's really important for us to learn that again, we can use just knowing these two should help us get to know every note around them, right? So if we see the note that is on the third line, well, if we know that this guy is a, we can just tell all it must be won after a, which is the next note is a, C. One is D. Over here we have E. Obviously that's another open strings on the violin. So that's another good one to memorize. Between the fourth and the fifth line, we have e, which is our open E string. And over here we have F, And over here we have G. Okay? Now, you might notice that we run out of lines. So what do we do at this point? Well, here's what we do. Let's say we wanted to play a note before the one, play the C that comes right before deep. Well, how do we show that on here? What we do is we usually, what we do is we use kind of a small little six line, if you will, that we add, and then we'll just add C on top of it, right? So it's almost as if we had a sixth line right below the main five lines. And we just put the c on top of that. Ok, hopefully you can see this. But I sort of just drawing the whole line out. We just small little thing over there. And then we'll put C on top of it. So that is C. And then we use the same technique for creating B. We'll just put it below that line. And we can even add a second one if you want to show a. And then that's G. Okay? Now, this is the lowest note that we have on the violin. Okay? So basically what that means is that we don't have to worry about any notes that are lower than this. Ok, so as far as we're concerned, this is the lowest note that we have to deal with. Ok? So maybe it's not a bad idea to go and just want to, and obviously this is our fourth open string. This is g. Again, the lowest note that we can possibly play on the violin. Now, moving on over here, we can use the same tactic over here, where we put this small little sixth line, if you will. And then we just put an excellent, which is an a on top of that, that's a. That one is B. And this is going to be the highest note that we are going to play for now on development. Now, this is not the highest load that's possible on the violin. We can play higher notes and we usually do play higher notes at the more advanced level. But we're just gonna say highest note for now because for the foreseeable future and for all beginners, as far as we're concerned so far, this is the highest one will have to deal with, okay? And anything higher than that, let's say this node right here, that guy, we don't have to deal with that until we get to a more advanced level, okay, so don't even worry about that. And the fact that that exists. As far as you're concerned, this is the range that we have to deal with. So with G at the bottom, that's the lowest one that we can possibly on the violin. And the b up top over here. That's the highest one that we're going to be playing for the foreseeable future. Now, again, as we mentioned, you might notice that we have the same notes reoccurring multiple times. So for example, we have a C over here. We have another C over here. Alright? And we discussed about the cyclical nature. And the way we refer to it in music is by calling it an octave. So for those of you who have taken chemistry courses, you know that octa is a prefix for eight. So an octave basically means the eighth note, eighth consecutive notes, alright? Or the sequence of eight consecutive notes. Okay, that's also referred to as an octave. Okay? So we can say this specific octave or we can say Disk C is an octave higher than this C, okay? Which basically means pits in eighth compared to this c. Alright? Now, if we could also use more than one octave if we choose to. So for example, let's take a look at the a right here. We have a, we have another a, and then we have another a over here. Let me just erase this out of our way. We have another a over here. So we can say that this guy is two octaves ahead of this guy, okay? Because there's obviously one octave here, and then another octave here. Okay? And again, we're going to talk about octaves more in depth in upcoming video, but for now, just understand what they are and how we use them in our language basically. Now there's obviously more to notes then just what they are. So for example, this right here. This note tells me what noted as so we know it see. But it also tells me how long am I supposed to play it? How loud am I supposed to play it? Or they, are there any qualitative qualities to it? So for example, is it supposed to be played intensely? Is it supposed to be playing softly? And yada, yada, yada. Okay, so there's a lot more information that we get from notes, but we're going to talk about all of those in an upcoming video. For this video, we're just going to focus on how we determine what each node is based on its position, ok, and for that, it's very important for us to start learning this range. Specifically, these couple of notes. This guy right here, the G, that's our first open string, d, right below the first line. That's our second open string. A. Between the second and the third line, that's our third openness drink. And e, between the fourth and the fifth line, that's our fourth open string. Okay, so it's very important that we at least learn these guys. And anytime we see any of them on, on these lines, we can immediately tell plume. That's a, that's D, that's E. Okay? It's very important because once we learned those, that actually helps us out a lot to be able to learn the other ones. Because like we talked about, right? If we see this guy and we know that this is E, then we can just go, oh, then this must be F, right? And that, that helps us out a lot. Ok, so go over the video one more time if you have to. If there's any part that's a little confusing and you watch it again. Feel free to ask me questions too unhappy to help out if you're confused about any specific parts. But it's basically very important for us to learn how to read music very properly. Because obviously going forward, anytime we play anything on the violin, we're gonna be reading music and we were going to need to be able to read music, right? So if we're not able to do it, we're going to struggle. So make sure you understand everything that we talked about. And I'll see you next video. 23. [Reading Music] Length of Notes - Beginner Violin: Alright, so in this lesson we're going to learn how long each node is supposed to last. So in the previous lesson, we learned what each node is. So for example, this right here, we know it's a. This right here is D, and so on and so forth, right? But you got to also know that every single note has another component, which is basically its rhythm, right? So if you have C, doesn't see node right here, that's a sea because of its position. But we also know that that is supposed to be one beat long. And I'll explain what that means just in just 1 second. But I just want to point out that that's basically there are two pieces of information that we get from each single note. We don't just get the information of what noted is well, we also get the information of how long it's supposed to last. Now, what is a beat? Let's just start with that. Let's start with the basics. What is a beat? So basically, wherever you're listening to any song, sometimes you might find yourself tapping your feet to that song or clapping along with that song. That, that duration of each of your clubs or taps if your feet is what we call a beat. So that's not a book definition for it, but that's the best way for most beginners to conceptualize what a Beatles, right? So it's basically every time you tap your feet to the music, or every time you clap along with the music that has one beat. So it's the smallest measure, smallest measure of time in each song. Right? Now. The way we use B is two. It's basically like a meter stick. So we have something to compare every single note to it. So let's say we have a song here where our first node as opposed to last, twice, as long as the second note and half as long as the third note. What we can do is we can say, OK, so we'll just put the first one as one beat. The second one, which was supposed to be half as long. We'll just make that half a beat. And then the third one, which is supposed to be double the length. We'll make that two beats. And so basically that's what