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- 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
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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!
Top Customer Reviews
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!
I have experience with music (playing the bass guitar, and years of the clarinet when I was in middle and high school) so I know how to read music. Been a few years since I have really played anything, so I have been searching for a program I could do myself as a refresher and teaching.
After looking at some other programs I settled on this one. It is great for teaching some basics, but I am not expecting anything elaborate from it. It has so far given me a refresher on reading music, and some decent techniques on learning to play. So far the tuner on the program seems to work quite well, along with it telling me where to put my fingers propperly to achieve the right notes. One thing for sure make sure the microphone on your computer works properly and well.
Don't be discouraged about it looking on the childish side, it is a pretty good program for someone looking to teach themselves and learn.
For age reference I am 24.
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.
I bought a used copy, as there were no new copies available, and they crammed the box into a large envelope, so the box was pretty beat up and crushed during shipping. Sloppy, especially considering the high price for used software.