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CVB1 Lesson 1: 15 videos

CVB1 Lesson 1: 15 videos

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 ...
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CVB1 Lesson 2: 6 videos

CVB1 Lesson 2: 6 videos

Playing quarter notes. As we play a little faster than half notes, you would need a smaller piece of the bow, best in the middle. Again, click on the tabs ...
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CVB1 Lesson 3: 7 videos

CVB1 Lesson 3: 7 videos

Combining half notes and quarter notes. Also we will cover ties, playing 2 or more notes on one bow. Tabs 7-11 will take you through the steps. Downloads of pages ...
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CVB1 Lesson 4: 6 videos

CVB1 Lesson 4: 6 videos

Changing strings in one song. It is necessary that you learn the note positions on the violin for all strings. This way you will keep up with reading the scores ...
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CVB1 Lesson 5: 9 videos

CVB1 Lesson 5: 9 videos

Starting with the 3rd finger. The 3rd finger must be placed against the 2nd finger, remember to put the fingers round on the fingerboard. Downloads of pages and backing-tracks are ...
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CVB1 Lesson 6: 7 videos

CVB1 Lesson 6: 7 videos

Covering the major scales of G, D and A. The eighth notes will be covered in this lesson too. With the eighth notes we will play an American traditional song ...
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CVB1 Lesson 7: 6 videos

CVB1 Lesson 7: 6 videos

Exercising the eighth notes a bit more, but now also with ties. You can play shorter notes or legato, all up to you. Let's go gypsy on 26! If you ...
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CVB1 Lesson 8: 4 videos

CVB1 Lesson 8: 4 videos

Introducing something entirely different. As we already started with improvisation, it is time to deal with "swing" now. Here we will deal with the scoring as it is used in ...
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CVB1 Lesson 9: 6 videos

CVB1 Lesson 9: 6 videos

Looking at the dotted quarter note. On page 17 you will see that the dotted quarter note carries 3 eighth notes. Later we will handle other dotted notes as well, ...
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CVB1 Lesson 10: 10 videos

CVB1 Lesson 10: 10 videos

We have come to the 4th finger. This is the finger that will need the most exercise because it is the weakest of the 4 generally. Train the 4th finger ...
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CVB1 Lesson 11: 8 videos

CVB1 Lesson 11: 8 videos

Practicing the 4th finger again, but now we go a bit deeper. Putting the 4th finger "out of nowhere" on the fingerboard seems difficult. In this lesson I will show ...
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CVB1 Lesson 12: 15 videos

CVB1 Lesson 12: 15 videos

Starting with the Second Grip. The second finger will move from against the 3rd finger to against the 1st finger. We will refer to this as the "low 2nd finger" ...
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CVB1 Lesson 13: 9 videos

CVB1 Lesson 13: 9 videos

Playing Gypsy Jazz while we practice the second grip. Let's play along some nice "Hotclub De France" tunes, totally in style. We will also cover an important note in the ...
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CVB1 Lesson 14: 11 videos

CVB1 Lesson 14: 11 videos

Combining the high 2nd finger (1st grip) and the low 2nd finger (2nd grip) See how the flat/natural (G-string) and the natural/sharp (D- A- E-string) determines if we have a ...
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CVB2 Lesson 15: 14 videos

CVB2 Lesson 15: 14 videos

Lesson 15, the beginning of book 2!! This lesson is all about double stops, playing 2 notes at the same time!. The first tab is the hard work, all about ...
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CVB2 Lesson 16: 4 videos

CVB2 Lesson 16: 4 videos

Lesson 16, Chords / Triads The triad is the most basic form of a chord, consisting of only 3 notes. In this lesson we will learn how to use them ...
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CVB2 Lesson 17: 9 videos

CVB2 Lesson 17: 9 videos

esson 17, The Third Grip After the first and second grip you have reached the next level, the third grip. This is the last "grip" of the 3. All songs ...
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CVB2 Lesson 18 11 Videos

CVB2 Lesson 18 11 Videos

Lesson 18, The 6/8 Time signature Continuing the 3rd grip, we will also take a look at Time Signatures. Until now we have played with a 3/4 and 4/4 time ...
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CVB2 Lesson 19 18 Videos

CVB2 Lesson 19 18 Videos

Lesson 19, the combination of the 2nd and 3rd grip.In this lesson we will start with only the changing of the 1st finger.Place the low 1st against the nut of ...
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"How To" The Circle Of Fifths Explained

“How To” The Circle Of Fifths Explained

Know how to determine in which key you are playing. Know everything you need to know about sharps and flats, key-signatures, parallel scales and how to use that on violin ...
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"How To" Play In Tune On Lower Strings

“How To” Play In Tune On Lower Strings

Playing at the frog position seems difficult, scratching is a very common issue. How can we prevent that from happening? ...
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"How To" Practice Efficiently

“How To” Practice Efficiently

Many students ask me what is the best, most efficient way of practicing. Great question, there is a perfect system for this which I explain in this video. This will ...
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"How To" Play Chords on a violin

“How To” Play Chords on a violin

In the "How-To" series this video is about playing chords on the violin.There are many ways to approach playing chords on a violin.The most common ones will be shown in ...
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"How To" Tune the violin

“How To” Tune the violin

Many questions came in to do a tutorial on how to tune your violin.When you take the online beginners course you will have to do it yourself tooso it was ...
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Overview Lesson Pages

Overview Lesson Pages

This video shows how the lesson pages work regarding the different tabs, AB looper and the download buttons ...
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"How To" play Ghost Notes

“How To” play Ghost Notes

In the "How-To" series this is all about ghost notes.What are they, how do we play them, how do we use them? ...
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"How To" use the 3rd and 4th finger better

“How To” use the 3rd and 4th finger better

In the "How-To" series this is about common mistakes made concerning the 3rd and 4th finger in the 1st position and how to solve them ...
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"How To" train the 4th finger

“How To” train the 4th finger

In the "How-To" series this is the first post. Here we will discuss the training of the 4th finger. The 4th finger is often regarded as the weak finger. In ...
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"How To" Play Legato

“How To” Play Legato

How To Play Legato. Legato depends on many aspects like right bow hold, flexibility of the right hand/wrist/arm, bow pressure vs bowing speed, direction of bowing, placement on the string, ...
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"How To" practice scales

“How To” practice scales

A very powerful way to practice scales, without books!You can see this as a great warming up before you start with practicing a song or exercise.In my example you get ...
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"How To" Stickers on the violin?

“How To” Stickers on the violin?

Do we need stickers on the violin?Stop looking like a beginner, it is easier than you think: ...
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"How To" Practice Vibrato

“How To” Practice Vibrato

Practicing vibrato is a common question of many beginners.I advise not to start too soon, get the 1st position on the violin done first, all the grips, after that you ...
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"How To" Adjust Audio Settings in ZOOM For Online Lessons

“How To” Adjust Audio Settings in ZOOM For Online Lessons

Using ZOOM for music lessons online, for teachers and students. I can recommend Zoom, but you have to adjust some audio settings. Let me show you here: ...
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"How To" Learn to Read on a Violin

“How To” Learn to Read on a Violin

This is an introduction to reading on a violin.If reading music is new to you this will be a handy start, getting you familiar with the basics of reading and ...
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"How To" Play Up-Beats

“How To” Play Up-Beats

Up-Beats, incomplete measures at the beginning of a piece.How does that work and what is the (unwritten) rule for violinists? ...
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"How To" Play Trills

“How To” Play Trills

There are a few sorts of trills.How do we know which one to play?How are they scored?How do we play them? ...
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"How To" Avoid Scratching At the Frog Position

“How To” Avoid Scratching At the Frog Position

Playing at the frog position seems difficult, scratching is a very common issue. How can we prevent that from happening? ...
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