eMedia My Violin
- Violin lesson videos to show proper hand positions and bowing techniques
- Over 160 lessons, including violin fingerings and how to read music notation with rhythm and note values
- Interactive Finger Tracker technology, where the computer listens to your playing via the microphone and shows whether you are playing the correct notes and whether your fingers are correctly placed for those notes
- Interactive music games that teach violin notes, accents, rhythms, and violin fingering
- An Animated Fingerboard makes learning how to play violin easier by showing proper violin fingerings as the music plays
- Platform: Windows 7 / XP / Vista / 10 / 8, Mac OS X
- Media: CD-ROM
- Item Quantity: 1
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My Violin provides over 160 violin lessons for kids or anyone young at heart! It features the animated character Val the Violin and instruction from professional violinist Sabina Skalar, M.M., who has played with the New York City Ballet. My Violin teaches children how to play violin with proper fingering and bowing technique; plus, they’ll learn the basics of music, including how to read music notation and play easy violin songs.
Violin lessons can help encourage a child’s confidence, self-discipline, and creativity. Research has shown that children who play music do better in school and make friends more easily.
Kids or adults learn violin easier and faster with the interactive technology in eMedia’s violin software. The Finger Tracker listens to the violin being played and shows whether fingers are placed correctly. The Animated Fingerboard shows proper fingerings as the music is being played. Interactive music games keep learning fun and engaging.
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Well, I must say that I am impressed with this software. You do not need to have any background whatsoever in music, which I don't. My son is very enthusiastic, and I have practiced everyday since it arrived. My three year old daughter is now asking for a violin for her birthday.
The animated characters are not annoying at all, and the games are brief, but meaningful. The games are like pop quizes that give you a wake-up call to point out where your short-comings are so you can reveiw if neccessary.
Another feature about the software I like is that you don't need the disc to run it. My husband has gotten a guitar so that he can play with the boy, and we have the software installed on 3 different computers.
Honestly, if you don't play an instrument, but you have always wanted to, you will not be disappointed with this software.
When I saw this software I figured that it was about the cost of a lesson and I could do it on my own time. My two concerns were that 1) it's geared towards children and 2) it does not say if it's compatible with Windows 8. Well, it arrived today and put all my fears to rest. I just stopped using it after two hours because I realized it had gotten dark outside!
It works with windows 8, so no trouble there, and the lessons are basic but really helpful. After just two hours I feel so much more confident and I sound a lot better. It has some great features, like a tuner, and it shows me if I'm putting my fingers down on the correct part of the string (remember that you need a microphone on your computer to use these features). It goes through everything from how to hold a bow to how to read music to what the different parts of the violin are called.
Those two hours I just spent with this program would have cost me between $90 and $120 with any teacher in town. I saved money and am having a lot of fun. Just what I need to keep me motivated!