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eMedia My Violin

Platform : Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 10, Windows 8, Mac OS X
5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review

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  • 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
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System Requirements

  • Platform:    Windows 7 / XP / Vista / 10 / 8, Mac OS X
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 4.4 x 13.3 cm ; 127 g
  • Release Date: May 1 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,304 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
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Product Description

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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I started playing the violin recently and thought I had few classes before, this PC tool is a great way for children and adult to learn the fundamentals of the instrument. Simple and direct, the many lessons (with your own personal virtual teacher) allow you to understand the basics in many fun ways and tricks when it comes to handle a bow, And trust me; it's ALL in the bow. I enjoyed it, and expect my future kids to enjoy it as well.
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Amazon.com: 4.5 out of 5 stars 42 reviews
76 of 77 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So easy even I can do it. Feb. 7 2009
By Taira Hopkins - Published on Amazon.com
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I just got my copie of "My Violin" today in the mail. After playing with the program for about 3-4 hours, I have to say I LOVE! it. I am 31 years old, and I'm just now begining to learn the violin. I have had no priore contact with reading music or ever playing it before , which is why I picked this program. It was ment to be use for children 6 and up, and my only thought was, "Hey if a 6 year old can learn to play violin off this, then maybe I can as well." The program is truly simple to follow, easy to understand, mixes video and visual componates at EVERY step, and passivly teaches you how to read music and learn rythm. The instructor obviously loves teaching and is very friendly and easy to understand. It is a bit childish in its content, how ever it was designed for children! as an adult beginner i realy recomend this program not only for kids, but anyone who may have a hard time learning. The use of games to help remember the lessons and the use of video help was ingeniouse. This program gets a full set of 5 stars from me. *****
40 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pleased May 10 2010
By WM Momma - Published on Amazon.com
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I bought the guitar version for my 6 year old son, and being the good mother that I am I got the violin version for myself to learn the violin that I received as a graduation gift for college. Cant have the boy doing "lessons" if Mom is ducking, right?

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.
55 of 59 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My Violin Promotional Video April 22 2011
By eMedia Representative - Published on Amazon.com
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not Just For Kids Dec 22 2012
By Ella Taylor - Published on Amazon.com
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I've always wanted to learn to play the violin so about a month ago I broke down and bought my instrument. The next step was to find lessons and I looked all over. Bottom line: Every instructor was in high demand and lessons were expensive, about $30 for a 1/2 hour.

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!
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Instructional Softwear April 2 2012
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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I decided to try my hand at teaching myself violin. I read a lot of internet posts that stated that the violin was very difficult and nearly impossible to teach to yourself. This software makes all those posts absolutely false. The lessons are really easy to follow, the ability to watch a video showing how to play the lesson, than you can see exactly what stings to use and what finger placement. I have moved through the lessons and really feel myself getting better. I would highly recommend this software to anyone wanting to learn the violin. Don't be fooled by the age posted on the box. I am 25 and find this program teaches me in progressive way. One thing I would recommend to go with this is the bow right devise. It helps keep my bow on course and in the right zone. Not having an instuctor to help me means I need all the help I can get keeping the right posture and control. Just my thoughts.