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Viola practice for Beginners Part 1: Introduction to straight bowing

In this chapter we will start with learning to make a beautiful sound on the violin.Straight bowing, as it is called, can be tricky to master, so I edited an...
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Video: 6h 52m
Language: English
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Description

In this chapter we will start with learning to make a beautiful sound on the violin.  Straight bowing, as it is called, can be tricky to master, so I edited and recorded 7 progressive exercises by Nicolas Laoureux for you to practice along with. 

Along the way you will learn:

  • How to hold a violin and bow in a relaxed manner

  • How to tune your violin

  • How to use a shoulder rest

  • Right hand flexibility and strength

  • The names of all four strings

  • How to create a beautiful sound on all four strings

  • From easy to complex string crossings

  • Several different rhythms

  • Slurring strings

  • Double stopping

After the third exercise, you can continue working parallel with Chapter 2: The finger patterns

You will learn

Assignment:

Your class project is to make a beautiful sound on your violin with a straight bow and a relaxed posture.

Method:

Share a recording of each of your exercises at maximum ♩ = 60.  

Getting Started:

Take your time practicing with a relaxed posture, right arm and bow hold.  Repeat each exercise at each speed at least 3 times before moving on.  You will soon notice that slow practice is much harder than fast playing.  Fast playing helps you hide little imperfections which is why the recording should be as slow as possible.

Concentrate on a beautiful sound, don’t accidentally touch unwanted strings and ALWAYS STAY RELAXED!

Sharing Your Work:

Share your favourite recordings with the class by uploading to the “Your Project” section. If you have any questions or need more tips, please let me know! I’m happy to help!

Requirements

There is no prerequisite, anyone can begin this course.. This course is also great for beginners without any Viola knowledge.

This course is for

This course is suitable for beginners.

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