NEW Violin Lessons Library

Violin courses and play along videos for all levels of violin players, taught by master educators to keep you engaged and learning right from the start.

Overview

Learn to play the violin from world-class instructors and educators. From your first bow hold to your scales, shifting, and songs, this bundle has something for every level of player.

This video library is perfect for:
  • Anyone ready to start learning the violin at home today on any device
  • Beginning violinists wanting to make a better sound
  • Intermediate violin players ready to improve their technique
  • Orchestra students wanting extra help with their violin technique
  • Orchestra teachers wanting extra support for teaching their violin players
In this library you’ll learn:
  • How to hold and care for your violin and bow
  • How to read the treble clef
  • How to make a great violin sound
  • How to play songs on the violin for the first time
  • How to tune the violin
  • How to practice violin effectively
  • Intermediate violin techniques like shifting

Curriculum

Violin Level 1

By Immanuel Abraham
  • 0 Lessons
  • Immanuel Abraham
  • Here's Where to Start
  • Introduction to the Course
  • Materials
  • History of the Violin
  • The Characteristic Sound of the Violin
  • Basic Violin Parts
  • The Shoulder Rest
  • How to Attach and Adjust Your Shoulder Rest
  • Holding the Violin
  • Checking Your Violin Hold
  • The Bow
  • Bow Preparation
  • The Bow Hold
  • Exercise: Caterpillar Crawl
  • Exercise: Pinky Aerobics
  • Form Check
  • Introduction to Arco
  • How to Bow
  • Down Bow - A String
  • Up Bow on A
  • Down Bow - E String
  • Up Bow on E
  • Open String Call and Response
  • String Crossing Exercise 1
  • String Crossing Exercise 2
  • Introduction to Pizzicato
  • Placing your Pizzicato
  • Tips for Pizzicato
  • Pizzicato on Open Strings
  • Left Hand Finger Numbers
  • Finger Tapes
  • Left Hand Finger Form
  • Fingertape Pitch Chart
  • Reading the Treble Clef Staff
  • Rhythm Reading Basics
  • Quarter Notes
  • Symbols - Repeats, Up Bow, Down Bow, Lifts
  • Exercise - Note Reading Pizzicato
  • Exercise - Note Reading Arco
  • Quarter, Half, and Whole Note Etude
  • Quarter, Half, Whole Note, and Rest Etude
  • Rhythm Reading Etude 1
  • Rhythm Reading Etude 2
  • Playing Each Finger on the A String
  • A String Attitude Etude
  • Playing Each Finger on the E String
  • E String Expressed Etude
  • Playing Each Finger on the D String
  • D String Dedicated Etude
  • Playing Each Finger on the G String
  • Growing on the G Etude
  • Slurs and Slur Exercise on A String
  • Legato and Legato Exercise on D String
  • Staccato Slur Bowing Exercise
  • String Crossing - Old MacDonald Had a Farm
  • A Major
  • A Major Rhythmic Variation - Staccato Rhythm
  • A Major Rhythmic Variation - Quarters, Eighths, and Rests
  • A Major Rhythmic Variation - Slurs
  • A Major Etude
  • G Major
  • Low 2
  • 2 Octave Scale
  • 2 Octave G Major Scale - Ascending
  • 2 Octave G Major Scale - Descending
  • G Major Rhythmic Variation - Staccato Rhythm
  • G Major Rhythmic Variation - Quarters, Eighths, and Rests
  • G Major Rhythmic Variation - Slurs
  • G Major Song
  • D Major
  • D Major Rhythmic Variation - Staccato Rhythm
  • D Major Rhythmic Variation - Rhythmic Mix
  • D Major Rhythmic Variation - Slurs
  • D Major Song
  • Listen: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
  • Learn: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
  • Dr. Abraham's Version - Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
  • Listen and Learn - Lightly Row Folk Song
  • Play - Lightly Row Folk Song
  • Dr. Abraham's Version - Lightly Row
  • Abraham Tune 1
  • How to Play Dynamics - Arco
  • Exercise - Arco Dynamics
  • Exercise - Pizzicato Surprise
  • Exercise - Slurs, Ties, and Dotted Rhythms 1.0
  • Exercise - Slurs, Ties, and Dotted Rhythms 2.0
  • Exercise - Pick it Up, Buttercup
  • 3/4 Meter Counting
  • Song - Treat Me to Thee
  • Song - Clockles and Mussels
  • My Country Tis of Thee...Kind of
  • 2/4 Meter Counting
  • Song - A Tisket a Tasket
  • Slurs With String Crossings
  • G String Tetrachords with Repeats and Fine
  • D String Tetrachords with DC al Fine
  • A String Tetrachords with First and Second Endings
  • E String Tetrachords
  • Listen and Learn - Go Tell Aunt Rhody
  • Play Along - Go Tell Aunt Rhody
  • Listen and Learn - Long, Long Ago
  • Play - Long, Long Ago
  • Long, Long Ago
  • Abraham Etude 6
  • Abraham Etude 6 - Fast Tempo
  • Abraham Etude 7
  • Abraham Etude 7 - With Metronome
  • Gavotte - Gossec
  • Gavotte - Gossec - No Metronome
  • Song - Bach Minuet in G
  • Song - Bach Minuet in G - Fast Tempo
  • Dr. Abraham Plays the Violin

Violin Level 2

By Nicole Laborte
  • 112 Lessons
  • Nicole Laborte
  • Here's Where to Start.
  • Course Introduction
  • Song - Bach Minuet in G
  • Articulations: Tenuto, Staccato, Accent
  • Articulation Etude: Minuet in G Major
  • Rhythm Review - Skip to my Lou
  • Skip to My Lou Variation 1
  • Skip to My Lou Variation 2
  • Rhythm Review - My Bonnie
  • Rhythm Review - Fiddle Tune
  • Rhythm Review - Song with Slurs, Ties, and Hooked
  • Sixteenth Notes and Groupings
  • Twinkling 16ths
  • Tieing It Up
  • Dotting It Up
  • Switching It Up
  • Song - Star Spangled Banner
  • Introduction to Syncopation
  • Exercise: Syncopated Rhythms
  • Syncopation Song - Shoo Fly
  • Syncopation Scale
  • 6/8 Meter
  • 6/8 Meter - Alternate Counting Method
  • 6/8 Mash Up
  • Introduction to Low 2
  • Low 2 on Each String
  • Accidentals Review
  • Low 2 Etude
  • Exercise: Low 2 on A Tetrachord
  • Exercise: Low 2 on A Song
  • Exercise: Low 2 on D Tetrachord
  • Exercise: Low 2 on D Song
  • Exercise: Low 2 on G Tetrachord
  • Exercise: Low 2 on G Song
  • Exercise: Low 2 on E Tetrachord
  • Exercise: Low 2 on E Song
  • C Major Scale
  • C Major Rhythmic Variation - Staccato Rhythm
  • C Major Rhythmic Variation - Rhythm Variation
  • C Major Rhythmic Variation - Slurs
  • C Major Song
  • Introduction to Low 1 or Half Position
  • Low 1 on Each String
  • Low 1 Etude
  • Introduction to Low 4
  • Half Position on Each String
  • Low 4 Etude
  • Exercise: Low 1 + Low 2 on A Tetrachord, B♭ Tetrachord
  • Song: Low 1 + Low 2 on A Song, B♭ Tetrachord
  • Exercise: Low 1 + Low 2 on D, E♭ Tetrachord
  • Song: Low 1 + Low 2 on D, E♭ Tetrachord
  • Exercise: Low 1 + Low 2 on E, F Tetrachord
  • Song: Low 1 + Low 2 on E, F Tetrachord
  • Exercise: Low 1 + Low 2 on G, A♭ Tetrachord
  • Song: Low 1 + Low 2 on G, A♭ Tetrachord
  • F Major Scale
  • F Major Staccato Variation
  • F Major 6/8 Rhythm Variation
  • F Major Slurs
  • F Major Etude
  • Song - My Country Tis of Thee
  • Bb Major Scale
  • Bb Major Staccato Variation
  • Bb Major Rhythmic Variation
  • Bb Major Slur Variations
  • Bb Major Song
  • Explanation of Shifting
  • Demonstration of Shifting
  • Shifting to 3rd Position
  • Demonstration of Vibrato
  • Vibrato Exercises
  • VN2-M8L1-final
  • Learn 1 - Bach Minuet BWV Anhang
  • Learn 2 - Bach Minuet BWV Anhang
  • Play - Bach Minuet BWV Anhang
  • Cut Time
  • Song - When the Saints Come Marching In 4/4
  • You Are My Sunshine
  • Song - When the Saints Come Marching In - Cut Time
  • Listen - Bach Gavotte in G Minor
  • Learn - Bach Gavotte in G Minor
  • Learn 2 - Bach Gavotte in G Minor
  • Play - Bach Gavotte in G Minor
  • Bach Minuet BWV Anhang
  • Bach Gavotte in G Minor

NEW - Music Fundamentals

By Cameron Coday
  • 197 Lessons
  • Cameron Coday
  • Here's where to start.
  • Lesson 1: Introduction to Music Fundamentals
  • Lesson 2: What is Music Notation?
  • The Many Types of Music Notation
  • Lesson 4: What is Pitch?
  • Lesson 5: The Staff
  • Lesson 6: Key Signatures
  • Lesson 7: Clefs
  • Lesson 8: The Musical Alphabet
  • Lesson 9: The Treble Clef
  • Lesson 10: The Bass Clef
  • Lesson 11: Whole Steps and Half Steps
  • Lesson 12: Sharps, Flats, and Naturals
  • Lesson 13: Intervals
  • Lesson 14: Major Scales
  • Lesson 15: Natural Minor Scales
  • Lesson 16: Circle of Fifths
  • Lesson 17: Chords
  • Lesson 18: Transposition
  • Lesson 19: Transposition for Band Instruments
  • Lesson 20: What is Meter?
  • Lesson 21: 4/4 Common Time
  • Lesson 22: 3/4 Time
  • Lesson 23: 2/4 Time
  • Lesson 24: 5/4 and 6/4
  • Lesson 25: 2/2 or Cut Time
  • Lesson 26: 6/8 Time
  • Lesson 27: More Complex Meters-12/8 and 9/8 Time
  • Lesson 28: Even More Complex Meters-5/8 and 7/8 Time
  • Lesson 29: What is Rhythm?
  • Lesson 30: Rhythm versus Tempo
  • Lesson 31: The Eighth Note Pulse
  • Lesson 32: Note Values-Meet the Rhythm Tree
  • Lesson 33: Rests-Beats of Energetic Silence
  • Lesson 34: Ties Rhythms
  • Lesson 35: Dotted Rhythms
  • Lesson 36: Syncopated Rhythms
  • Lesson 37: What are Dynamics?
  • Lesson 38: What is Tempo

Instructors

Immanuel Abraham

Dr. Immanuel T. Abraham is an award-winning violin soloist, fiddler, composer, masterclass clinician, and yogi. He is also an active advocate of world kinship, social equality, and environmental proactivity through the arts. He has toured seven countries, and has been featured on PBS, CBS, Blue Lake Public Radio, American String Teacher’s Association magazine, Southwest Strings, The Entertainer, Shar Music, Mind Over Finger, The Violin Podcast, Arizona Daily Star Newspaper, Lovin’ Life in Tucson Newspaper, Arizona Jewish Post Newspaper, The Tucson Film Festival, Strings Magazine, and more. He is sought-after for his virtuosity across multiple genres. He has been the Concertmaster for the televised Concert Without Borders in Nogales, Mexico, the Michigan Pops Orchestra, the Arizona Symphony Orchestra, the Arizona Contemporary Ensemble (ACE), Monmouth Symphony Orchestra, and Opera in the Ozarks in Arkansas. On his electric violin, he performed for We The Kings, Ben Folds, HelloGoodbye, and more. As a composer, he is known best for his “24 Caprices for Solo Violin”, which has premiered all over the world. It was recently called “…a masterpiece reflecting the diversity and globalization of the 21st century” by the University of Arizona. Dr. Abraham is also known for the “Gilgamesh” and “Shiva” string quartets, and is the author of “J.S. Bach’s Chaconne: A Performer-Composer’s Approach to Interpretation”. He is also the founder and director of The Violin Guild— the world’s largest and most popular community for bowed string instruments, and an artist ambassador for Southwest Strings, D’Addario Orchestral, Strings Magazine, WMutes, and Ovation Press.

Nicole Laborte

Nicole Laborte is currently pursing her Ph.D in Music Education, serving as a teaching fellow at the University of North Texas. Prior to pursing her doctoral studies, Nicole taught 6-12 orchestra, 6-8 choir, and 6-8 band in Enumclaw School District. Under her direction, her ensembles have received Superior ratings at large group regional festivals, solo and ensemble contests, and was selected to perform for the 2020 WMEA Concert Hour. Nicole graduated from Pacific Lutheran University in December 2014 with a Bachelor of Music Education. While at PLU, she was an active member of both the choral and orchestral programs, serving as a student conductor and orchestra librarian. In May 2020, she completed her Master of Science in Learning Technologies through the accelerated online program at University of North Texas, graduating with Summa Cum Laude honors. Much of her research work is centered in marrying music education and technology together, to create relevant online and blended learning environments and curriculum to better enhance and differentiate traditional music ensemble instruction. Nicole is a proud active member of NAfME. She has presented at practitioner, poster, and research sessions for WMEA, TMEA, NAfME All-Northwest, and NAfME National conferences. Outside of school and work, Nicole enjoys exploring unique locations and acquiring new information about anything and everything. When not relaxing with her cat, Bella, Nicole spends her "free" time training, performing, and competing as an aerial artist. She is an avid reader of YA fantasy fiction and loves any excuse to bust out in showtunes and early 2000s punk pop jams.

Cameron Coday

Cameron Coday is a Band Director at Victory Lakes Intermediate in Houston, Texas. Cameron graduated High Honors with a Bachelor of Music and Minor in Leadership from the University of Colorado Boulder. She earned her Master of Music Education with Summa Cum Laude Honors from Central Washington University at the American Band College. Cameron has presented as a clinician for The Assisted Director and loves fostering conversation on teacher health and wellbeing. She is active in the pageantry arts, serving as brass staff for Arizona Academy Drum and Bugle Corps. She performed on baritone with The Troopers (2013, 2014), Phantom Regiment (2015), and The Cadets (2016). Outside of teaching, Cameron enjoys weightlifting and CrossFit. She coaches adult barbell classes, and loves her cat, Benjamin.

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