The course aims at introducing students to basic and elementary aspects of playing the violin. It provides practical session on posture and holding of violin and bow, open strings, slurred notes, ¾ time rhythmic drills, staccato notes, the forth finger and other techniques.
The course is designed to have a limited number of students, having one-to-one sessions to offer better interaction with the instructor and a deeper understanding of the instrument.
Theory of Music
The student will learn the rudiments of music including introduction, duration of sounds, pitch of sounds, rests, simple and compound time and grouping of notes and rests, accidentals, scales including major, minor, chromatic and pentatonic (major and minor), intervals (simple and compound), modes, transportation, the C clef, short and open score and abbreviations, Italian terms and ornaments.
At a more advanced level, students will learn Harmony in 4 parts (SATB) diatonic and chromatic harmony, two part counterpoint, form in music, history of music, instruments of the orchestra.