CVB1 Lesson 1

Creative Violin Book 1

Be sure to start with the 3 “Violin & Bow Basics” video’s. (Click on the tabs below).

1 Violin & Bow Basics 1:3 “The violin”
2 Violin & Bow Basics 1:3 “The Bow”
3 Violin & Bow Basics 1:3 “The First Notes”
Take your time for these, they are important for a good start with the violin. *

After you are done with the 3 basics video’s, click on the “Lesson 1a, 1b and 1c” tabs.
These are the overviews for the exercises in Lesson 1.
Here we will discuss bowing and first fingering on half notes.

After watching these “Lesson 1” videos you can click on the other tabs below (1a; 1b; 1c …) to go to the actual exercises according to the book.

You can download the according pages from the book below the video. (These are the black buttons, page 5-8)
The “BT”‘s are the “Backing Tracks” you can download to play the songs without me.

* Recommended study period at least 15 minutes per day, if shorter 2 or 3 times per day.
– Basics 1, 2 and 3: 1 or 2 weeks.
– After the basics Lessons 1a, 1b: 1 week at least. Master these well to have a solid basis for the exercises.
– 1a, b, c, d, 2a, b, c, d: 1 / 2 weeks

Violin & Bow Basics 1:3 -The violin-

This is the first of the three "Violin & Bow Basics" tutorials, -The Violin-.
All you need to know to get started is covered here.
Have fun!

Violin & Bow Basics 1:3 -The violin-

Am I playing too fast? Hover over the video and click on "-" to slow it down. (Down in the center).

Violin & Bow Basics 2:3 -The bow-

This is the second of the three "Violin & Bow Basics" tutorials, -The bow-.
All you need to know to get started is covered here.
Have fun!

Violin & Bow Basics 2:3 -The bow-

Am I playing too fast? Hover over the video and click on "-" to slow it down. (Down in the center).

Violin & Bow Basics 3:3 -The first notes-

This is the third of the three "Violin & Bow Basics" tutorials, -The first notes-.
All you need to know to get started is covered here.
Have fun!

Violin & Bow Basics 3:3 -The first notes-

Am I playing too fast? Hover over the video and click on "-" to slow it down. (Down in the center).

Lesson 1a Left hand positions of fingers 1 / 2

Here we will go through the basics on how to hold the violin, the position and the first notes on all 4 strings.
This is very important to follow carefully as you will have all potential in future playing.
Let me guide you through the steps here.

Am I playing too fast? Hover over the video and click on "-" to slow it down. (Down in the center).

Lesson 1b The bow

Here we will go through the basics on how to hold the bow.
This is very important to follow carefully as you will have all potential in future playing.
Let me guide you through the steps here.

Am I playing too fast? Hover over the video and click on "-" to slow it down. (Down in the center).

Lesson 1c A little reminder

When you start playing the exercises, be sure you have the following correct.
This is very important to follow carefully as you will have all potential in future playing.
Let me guide you through the steps here.

Am I playing too fast? Hover over the video and click on "-" to slow it down. (Down in the center).

1a

From the Creative Violin Book 1 this is about straight bowing, on the G-string.
Learn the notes of fingers 1 and 2.

CVB1 1a

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1b

From the Creative Violin Book 1 this is about straight bowing, on the D-string.
Learn the notes of fingers 1 and 2.

CVB1 1b

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1c

From the Creative Violin Book 1 this is about straight bowing, on the A-string.
Learn the notes of fingers 1 and 2.

CVB1 1c

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1d

From the Creative Violin Book 1 this is about straight bowing, on the E-string.
Learn the notes of fingers 1 and 2.

CVB1 1d

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2a

From the Creative Violin Book 1 this is about straight bowing, on the G-string.
Learn the notes of fingers 1 and 2.

CVB1 2a

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2b

From the Creative Violin Book 1 this is about straight bowing, on the D-string.
Learn the notes of fingers 1 and 2.

CVB1 2b

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2c

From the Creative Violin Book 1 this is about straight bowing, on the A-string.
Learn the notes of fingers 1 and 2.

CVB1 2c

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2d

From the Creative Violin Book 1 this is about straight bowing, on the E-string.
Learn the notes of fingers 1 and 2.

CVB1 2d

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Let's improvise

Let's improvise with the notes we learned so far.
We will make small melodies with the notes we know, open string, 1st and 2nd finger.

Let's do this together.