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My Violin

by eMedia
Windows 7 / Vista / XP, Mac OS X
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

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Product Features

  • Over 160 lessons featuring basic techniques, rhythm tunes and popular songs
  • Over 70 large-format full-motion videos guide kids through playing techniques
  • Animated Fingerboard shows correct fingerings as the music plays
  • Finger Tracker listens to kids play and shows whether fingers are placed correctly
  • Creative interactive games make learning fun and exciting

System Requirements

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

Frequently Bought Together

My Violin + Mendini 4/4 MV300 Solid Wood Satin Antique Violin with Hard Case, Shoulder Rest, Bow, Rosin and Extra Strings (Full Size) + Fretless Finger Guide for Full (4/4) Size Violin
Price for all three: $121.47

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Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Item model number: EV12090
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: December 16, 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #901 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
  • Manufacturer’s warranty can be requested from customer service. Click here to make a request to customer service.

Product Description

eMedia My Violin is a unique, easy and fun way for kids ages 6 and up to learn to play the violin! An animated character named Val the Violin guides kids through over 160 lessons authored and presented by professional violinist Sabina Skalar, M.M. My Violin covers basics such as holding & tuning the violin and playing rhythmic tunes, and moves on to playing songs, reading music notation and much more. An animated fingerboard shows kids where to put their fingers as the live recorded audio plays. Also included are adjustable-speed MIDI tracks, so kids can learn at their own pace. Recorded voice and accompaniment tracks provide exciting options to have fun with. Built-in tools help make learning easier. The revolutionary new Finger Tracker tool listens to the violin playing and shows whether fingers are placed correctly. Additional features such as an automatic tuner, metronome and digital recorder are also included. eMedia My Violin is the perfect way to introduce children to playing violin! Built-in accessories: Automatic Tuner: Kids can tune their violin quickly and easily. Digital Metronome: Kids can keep a steady beat with audio and/or visual feedback. Digital Recorder: Allows kids to record and play themselves back for friends and family to hear! Research has proven that children who play a musical instrument do better in school, form friendships more easily and gain self-confidence. Get your child playing with the fun and easy way to learn – eMedia My Violin!

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
66 of 67 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So easy even I can do it. February 7, 2009
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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. *****
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34 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pleased May 10, 2010
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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.
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47 of 51 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My Violin Promotional Video April 22, 2011
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not Just For Kids December 22, 2012
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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!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Instructional Softwear April 2, 2012
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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.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wakes up wanting to do 'lessons' February 22, 2011
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My daughter (5 1/2) is in love with this program. Though I sit with her for lessons, she's able to easily use the program and understands all of the functions with no confusion. The combination of videos, pictures, and sound clips make this very clear and the pace is good. We did over 2 hours our very first day! Every morning, she rushes out of her room wanting to do her violin lessons--we're now looking at purchasing the piano course as well---I just wish that they had more titles!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely wonderful!!! January 2, 2012
By JanL
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I just can't say enough good things about this product! Although this is mainly for young children, I have really enjoyed it as an adult beginner. I especially love the finger tracker and tuner features, which help you to see how you're doing along the way. Absolutely fantastic! I would love to see an intermediate version of this product. AAA++++++
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars User Friendly, really works:)
I purchased this program for my 7 year old daughter after she got a violin for Christmas. I'm impressed with the program because she doesn't really need adult direction and can... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Kim Joy
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 4 months ago by KIM MYUNG SOOK
5.0 out of 5 stars Violin
This is great for beginners. I'd try this before the expensive teacher then after getting a handle on playing move to a teacher for instruction. Read more
Published 4 months ago by C. Speck
5.0 out of 5 stars for the beginner of all ages
I am 36 and this helped my pick up the violin for the very first time and play. would recommend this for the very beginner of all ages.
Published 7 months ago by Stephanie Elaine H
5.0 out of 5 stars This product installed perfectly fine. I have it on my laptop so I ...
Hello, I am 25 and just learning the violin. I have a Lenovo laptop with Windows 8. This product installed perfectly fine. I have it on my laptop so I can stream it onto my TV. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Miss Lynn
3.0 out of 5 stars Not so sure...
We're having a lot of trouble getting it to work on my computer. It seems like this might be an older program. Read more
Published 12 months ago by dih02840
5.0 out of 5 stars I LOVE MY VIOLIN!
This program is absolutely worth every penny! I am 32 years old and had never before played or touched a violin. Read more
Published 15 months ago by hollyrv
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect
This video was gift for a girl 5 years old, who is beginning to study the violin. It was perfect for her, she is enjoying a lot!
Published 18 months ago by Carla
5.0 out of 5 stars My daughter loves My Violin.
It is the best independent study of the violin that I know of. Violin is a challenging instrument and this program really teaches the student fingering and how to play. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Ellen Marcel
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it.
This product is for the person who knows exactly nothing about playing a violin. It starts with the basics and works its way up. This is exactly what I was looking for. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Stacey A. Boykin
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