About This Course

This violin course will provide you with high quality and in-depth lessons to help you learn how to play the violin in a very detailed and progressive way.

Even if you have no previous experience and knowledge of how the violin works and how to play it, here you will find most of the information you will need: you will learn how to hold the instrument in a most natural way, how to play on all the strings, as well as master a few popular songs.

Here’s what will be covered in this course:

  • Basics of Sound Production and Bow Hold
  • Parts of the Violin Explained
  • Posture and Violin Position
  • First Open Strings
  • Using the Left-Hand Fingers
  • The Project Lifecycle
  • Mastery of 6 Classic Songs

Our Promise to You
By the end of this course, you will have the knowledge to play the violin.

30 Day Money Back Guarantee. If you are unsatisfied for any reason, simply contact us and we’ll give you a full refund. No questions asked.

Get started today and develop the skill of violin!

About the Instructor:

Dr. Yuliyan Stoyanov, DMA

Violinist Yuliyan Stoyanov holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati. His professional career includes solo, chamber music and orchestral appearances in Japan, Italy, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands, Bulgaria, Russia, and Macedonia, as well as throughout the United States. Recordings of Stoyanov’s performances can be found in the archives of both, the Bulgarian National Radio and the Bulgarian National Television, as well as West Virginia Public Radio, WNKU, and Youtube.

Along with his classical roots, Stoyanov has explored various other genres, jamming and improvising in different styles. His love for music has made him a partner with Electric Light Orchestra, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Poduene Blues Band and Newbees, and leading artists like Sarah Brightman, and Josh Groban.

Dr. Stoyanov is actively involved in teaching violin, chamber music, and string ensembles. He is a strong believer in music education being fun and easy, based on the idea that anything that we do naturally, we do without effort. In his free time, he enjoys playing with his two sons (1 and 6 years old) and practicing yoga as a way to learn more about the freedom of movements involved in violin playing.

Course Curriculum

Section 1 - Introduction: Basics of Sound Production And Bow Hold
Introduction 00:00:00
Parts Of The Violin And Basics of Sound Production 00:00:00
Bow Hold Basics: Position Of The Right Hand Thumb 00:00:00
Bow Hold Continued: Position Of The Rest Of The Fingers 00:00:00
Bow Hold Exercises: Role Of Each Finger 00:00:00
Explanation Of The Different Bow Hold Traditions 00:00:00
Exercises For The Movement Of The Wrist 00:00:00
Exercises For The Movement Of The Whole Arm 00:00:00
Section 2 - Posture and Violin Position
Different Posture Traditions 00:00:00
Finding The Correct Body Alignment 00:00:00
Position Of The Shoulders 00:00:00
Placing The Violin 00:00:00
Rotation Of The Left Arm, Angle Of The Wrist And Placement Of The Fingers 00:00:00
Section 3 - First Open Strings
Elements Of Sound Production 00:00:00
Adding The Violin 00:00:00
First Open Strings In The Middle Of The Bow 00:00:00
Playing At The Lower Third And The Middle Of The Bow 00:00:00
Playing With The Whole Bow With Rests 00:00:00
Playing With The Whole Bow Without Rests, Portato And Legato Stroke 00:00:00
Section 4 - Using The Left Hand Fingers, Placement And Exercises
Placing The Left Hand Fingers On The Strings 00:00:00
Playing The Notes On A String 00:00:00
Note Reading Tips, Switching Between Strings With The Left Arm 00:00:00
Section 5 - Songs
Hot Cross Buns 00:00:00
Merrily We Roll Along – Part 1 00:00:00
Merrily We Roll Along – Part 2 00:00:00
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star 00:00:00
Long, Long Ago 00:00:00
Are You Sleeping, Brother John – Part 1 00:00:00
Are You Sleeping, Brother John – Part 2 00:00:00
Jingle Bells – Part 1 00:00:00
Jingle Bells – Part 2 00:00:00
Jingle Bells – Part 3 00:00:00
Jingle Bells – Part 4 00:00:00
Jingle Bells – Part 5 00:00:00

Course Reviews

4.5

4.5
4 ratings
  1. Just what I needed

    5

    Finally learned how to hold my bow! No matter where I looked I couldn’t find anyone that holds the bow the way he explains it. I somehow also learned how to use my shoulder rest. Exactly what I wanted. I felt myself improve instantly, and I remember the techniques every time I practice.

  2. Awesome!

    5

    I loved it! I feel like I got a great start to learning violin. Great step by step instructions. I really like the left hand finger shots. More of those would be even better!

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