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The ABCs of Violin for the Absolute Beginner - DVD
The ABCs of Violin for the Absolute Beginner - DVD
Actor: Janice Tucker Rhoda
Director: Ralph Porcelli
Genres: Indie & Art House, Special Interests, Educational
NR     2006     1hr 0min

This DVD is perfect for new violin students of all ages, new teachers and parents. Covers violin and bow positions, tuning, attaching the shoulder rest, using the mute, pizzicato, finger graphs, counting, the metronome and...  more »


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Actor: Janice Tucker Rhoda
Director: Ralph Porcelli
Genres: Indie & Art House, Special Interests, Educational
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Special Interests, Educational
Studio: Carl Fischer/Eko Productions
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 03/23/2006
Original Release Date: 03/23/2006
Theatrical Release Date: 03/23/2006
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 0min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Excellent DVD for Beginning Violin!
Lisa Givens | Austin TX | 04/11/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This DVD along with the ABC's of Violin book 1 was a great way for me to start violin. I learned to read music, tune the violin and play Ode to Joy, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and Mary had a Little Lamb all in a week!

It has everything you need if you are a stark beginner like me. I never played another instrument before but learned the music staff on screen, how to hold the violin and bow, pizzicato the strings, play with the bow. The actress who is the author of the book makes things clear and you can play along with her. It is a lot of fun!"
V. Norkus | Boston, MA | 12/30/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I am a visual art teacher who loves music but has never played any instrument. I thought the violin would be much too complicated until I bought this DVD!!! The teacher, Ms. Rhoda, is so precise about details and gives lots of repetition and reinforcement throughout -- she's VERY VERY THOROUGH!!! I especially like the bow hold section with precise directions for placement of each finger plus all the close-up views from every angle imaginable.

The tuning section makes tuning my violin very easy. I can tune each string right along with the teacher.

I completely understand where the finger dots go on the violin after her explanations throughout (these dots were easy to get at any store).

Everything is verbally explained and visually demonstrated in detail so that there are no questions left!!

Ms. Rhoda's perfomance of the musical pieces at the very end of the DVD is SO VERY INSPIRING! It makes my learning of the violin seem like so much fun and makes me want to continue learning.

A Very Worthwhile Purchase!
Cathie Beck | Ca, USA | 02/13/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I find this DVD very helpful in learning to play violin at home without a private
teacher or class instruction, and feel it's a good supplement for violin students
with a teacher or class instruction of all ages as well.

It's easy to follow, it's imformative, and it's encouraging for the absolute begin-
ner, which I am at 58."
Get this DVD!!
Susan A. Giles | Atlanta, Georgia, USA | 04/21/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Just loving using this DVD along with the ABCs of Violin Book 1!! Great combo... the actress/teacher is delightful and gives clear directions. Reading, posture, finger placement, etc. etc. is shown clearly.

Playing along is so much fun!

Took all my fears away about playing a musical instrument since I've never had the experience. Thank you for this product!"