Subjects of the Minifiddlers lessons:

 

Year 1




Lesson 1: Establishing the basic holds and basic movements

Lesson 2: Basic rhythms; long, short

Lesson 3: First "chamber music"

Lesson 4: Basic rhythms; long, short and rest

Lesson 5: Basic rhythms; long, short, rest and half note

Lesson 6: The bow-hold

Lesson 7: Directions on the fingerboard

Lesson 8: String crossing (open strings and "octave" natural harmonics)

Lesson 9: Two note songs

Lesson 10: Three note songs

Lesson 11: Grasshopper

Lesson 12: The "one line system"

Lesson 13: Natural harmonics in the first position

Lesson 14: Natural harmonics in the first position

Lesson 15: Christmas session

Lesson 16: Stopping with the first finger (Book B)

Lesson 17: Stopping with the first finger and left hand pizzicato (Book B)

Lesson 18: First finger stopping motion together with early change of position (Book B)

Lesson 19: First finger stopping motion together with natural harmonics in the first position (Book B)

Lesson 20: Stopping with the second finger (Book B)

Lesson 21: Stopping with the second finger (Book B)

Lesson 22: Second finger stopping motion together with early change of position (Book B)

Lesson 23: Second finger stopping motion together with natural harmonics in the first position (Book B)

Lesson 24: Stopping with the third finger (Book B)

Lesson 25: Stopping with the third finger

Lesson 26: Third finger stopping motion together with early change of position

Lesson 27: Third finger stopping motion together with natural harmonics in the first position

Lesson 28: Stopping with the fourth finger

Lesson 29: Stopping with the independent fourth finger

Lesson 30: Fourth finger stopping motion together with early change of position

Lesson 31: Fourth finger stopping motion together with natural harmonics in the first position

Lesson 32: Transposition and Summary




Books used in the 1st year lessons:

Videos 1-15: Book A of the Colourstrings Violin ABC

Videos 16-32: Book B of the Colourstrings Violin ABC

 

 

Year 2




Lesson 1: The two-line stave within the five-line stave, Ledger lines, Tempi, Bow stroke directions, Slurred quavers / eight notes played by adjacent fingers

Lesson 2: Slurred quavers / eight notes played by non-adjacent fingers

Lesson 3: Shifts within a slur

Lesson 4: The syncopated rhythm

Lesson 5: Bow-stroke division and slurr

Lesson 6: "Fast" shifts within the slur

Lesson 7: The dotted half note

Lesson 8: Melodies with dotted half note

Lesson 9: Dotted quarter / crochet note

Lesson 10: Melodies with dotted quarter / crochet note

Lesson 11: Summary of the newly learned rhythms

Lesson 12: Scales

Lesson 13: Playing on two strings

Lesson 14: Christmas session

Lesson 15: String-crossing

Lesson 16: Pentatony

Lesson 17: Pentatonic melodies

Lesson 18: String crossing together with stopping motion on two neighbouring strings

Lesson 19: String crossing together with stopping motion on two neighbouring strings

Lesson 20: Pentatonic scales

Lesson 21: New finger pattern: The low stopping position of the second finger

Lesson 22: Low stopping position of the second finger together with shifting movements

Lesson 23: Minor Pentahord Melodies played with the new finger pattern

Lesson 24: Pentahordal melodies and scales

Lesson 25: Playing on two strings

Lesson 26: String crossing with slurs

Lesson 27: Hexachord melodies played with portato and introduction of the upbeat

Lesson 28: Mixed fingerpatterns

Lesson 29: Hexachordal melodies and scales

Lesson 30: Matinée (Rascals Vol. I & Vol. 4)




Books used in the 2nd year lessons:

Videos 1-14: Book C of the Colourstrings Violin ABC (+ Book B and Kreutzerini - Supplimentary material for the Colourstrings Violin ABC Book B)

Videos 15-20: Book C of the Colourstrings Violin ABC

Videos 21-30: Book D of the Colourstrings Violin ABC

 

 

 

Year 3




Lesson 1: Dotted crotchet/quarter note played after a quaver/eight note

Lesson 2: The quaver/eight note rest following a quaver/eight note

Lesson 3: The quaver/eight note rest preceding quaver/eight note

Lesson 4: Introducing the semibreve/whole note

Lesson 5: Introducing semiquavers/sixteenth note

Lesson 6: Introducing and practicing rests and pause/fermata

Lesson 7: Musical literacy

Lesson 8: Bouncing bow

Lesson 9: Chamber music with piano

Lesson 10: Eighth note and sixteenth notes

Lesson 11: Sixteenth notes in front of eight note

Lesson 12: The major scale

Lesson 13: The natural minor scale

Lesson 14: Christmas matinée

Lesson 15: The absolute pitch G

Lesson 16: The absolute pitch G and G major scale played on two octaves

Lesson 17: The absolute pitch and note name A

Lesson 18: A major scale played on the lower (first) octave and sharpened stopping position of the third finger

Lesson 19: A major scale on two octaves and the mixed stopping position of the third finger

Lesson 20: The absolute pitch A and A minor scale on two octaves

Lesson 21: The absolute pitch and note name B/H

Lesson 22: The absolute pitch and note name C, C minor scale on two octaves

Lesson 23: C major and the mixed stopping position of the first finger

Lesson 24: G minor and the mixed stopping position of the fourth finger

Lesson 25: The absolute pitch and note name D and the D major scale

Lesson 26: New rhythms. D minor and major scales

Lesson 27: The absolute pitch and note name E together with E major and minor scales

Lesson 28: The natural (non altered) note F

Lesson 29: Time signature 3/8

Lesson 30: Matinée




Books used in the 3rd year lessons:

Videos 1-14: Book D of the Colourstrings Violin ABC

Videos 15-25: Book E of the Colourstrings Violin ABC

Videos 26-30: Book E and F of the Colourstrings Violin ABC + Yellow Pages Volumes I and II

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