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Offer ends 06 January 2020
Study method
Online, self-paced
Duration
22 Hours
Qualification
No formal qualification
Additional info
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  • Certificate of completion available and is included in the price

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Overview

Start your musical journey with this three-course bundle. From mastering the strings of the uke and violin to learning proper breathing techniques for the harmonica, you'll develop a wide range of musical skills! If you've ever wanted to pick up a musical instrument and broaden your talents, now is your chance!

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In "Ukulele for Beginners" you'll learn strumming patterns, chord progressions and finger techniques. At the end of the course, you'll be able to play classic pop songs I'm Yours (Jason Mraz) and Three Little Birds (Bob Marley). The ukulele is not only a fun instrument in its own right, but it provides the perfect introduction to more advanced string instruments like the guitar.

"Violin for Beginners" is a great introduction to this impressive instrument. Discover the best way to hold and move the bow, as well as how to position your fingers to create melodic tones. You'll start with beginner exercises, and steadily progress to full-length songs, from basics like Hot Cross Buns to the more intermediate Jingle Bells.

Finally, pick up something completely new in "Harmonica for Beginners". You'll be taught the best way to make soulful music with the proper breathing and blowing techniques. The course will first guide you through playing individual notes, and then you'll put your new knowledge together to play well-loved songs like Oh My Darling Clementine.

Bundle Curriculum

Ukulele for Beginners

Introduction

  • Introduction
  • Ukulele Chords
  • I'm Yours
  • Bob Marley - Three little Birds
  • Stand By Me

The Basics

  • Basics and Introduction
  • Tuning
  • Holding
  • The first 2 chords
  • Adding in 2 more chords

Strumming

  • Strumming
  • Strumming pattern 2
  • Strumming pattern 3
  • Strumming pattern 4

I'm Yours

  • I'm Yours Chords
  • I'm Yours - Demonstration

Three Little Birds - Bob Marley

  • Three little birds chords
  • Three little birds

Stand by me

  • Stand by me chords
  • Stand by me

Melody Making

  • Chords
  • Fun melody making

Conclusion

  • Conclusion

Violin for Beginners

Introduction

  • Introduction.

Basics of sound production and bow hold.

  • Parts of the violin and basics of sound production.
  • Bow hold basics. Position of the right hand thumb.
  • Bow hold continued. Position of the rest of the fingers.
  • Bow hold exercises. Role of each finger.
  • Explanation of the different bow hold traditions.
  • Exercises for the movement of the wrist.
  • Explanation of the different bow hold traditions.
  • Time to measure your progress. Record yourself teaching what you just learned.

Posture and violin position.

  • Different posture traditions.
  • Finding the correct body alignment.
  • Position of the shoulders.
  • Placing the violin.
  • Rotation of the left arm, angle of the wrist and placement of the fingers.
  • Time to measure your progress. Record yourself teaching what you just learned.

First open strings.

  • Elements of sound production.
  • Adding the violin.
  • First open strings in the middle of the bow.
  • Playing at the lower third and the middle of the bow.
  • Playing with the whole bow with rests.
  • Playing with the whole bow without rests. Portato and legato stroke.
  • Time to measure your progress. Record yourself teaching what you just learned.

Using the left-hand fingers. Placement and exercises.

  • Placing the left-hand fingers on the strings.
  • Playing the notes on A string.
  • Note reading tips. Switching between strings with the left arm.
  • Time to measure your progress. Record yourself teaching what you just learned.

Basic Songs

  • Sheet Music - Hot Cross Buns
  • Hot cross buns.
  • Sheet Music - Merrily we roll along
  • Merrily we roll along, part one.
  • Merrily we roll along, part two.
  • Sheet Music - Twinkle, twinkle, little star.
  • Twinkle, twinkle, little star.
  • Time to measure your progress. Record yourself teaching what you just learned.

Intermediate Songs

  • Sheet Music - Long, long ago.
  • Long, long ago.
  • Sheet Music - Are you sleeping, Brother John
  • Are you sleeping, Brother John part one.
  • Are you sleeping, Brother John part two.
  • Sheet Music - Jingle Bells
  • Jingle Bells, part one.
  • Jingle Bells, part two.
  • Jingle Bells, part three.
  • Jingle Bells, part four.
  • Jingle Bells, part five.
  • Time to measure your progress. Record yourself teaching what you just learned.

Quiz

  • Course Quiz

Harmonica for Beginners

Introduction

  • Intro
  • A Harmonica Introduction
  • Diatonic Harmonica
  • Chromatic Harmonica

First Steps

  • Holding, Blowing and Sound Producing
  • The First Harmonica Exercises
  • Writing Notes - Writing the Pitch
  • Writing Notes Duration
  • Basic Notes
  • First Notes on the Harmonica
  • Note G and Basic Music Theory

Lessons 7 - 11

  • Notes C, E &G
  • First Songs
  • F Note
  • Eighth Notes
  • Legato Song

Lessons 12 - 16

  • A Note
  • Dotted Quarter Note
  • B Note
  • Third Interval Playing
  • Drunk Dancing

Lessons 17 - 22

  • C Scale, C Note
  • Dances
  • Sixteenth
  • B1 Note
  • A1 Note
  • G1 Note

Beginner Songs

  • Down in the Valley
  • La Cucaracha
  • Oh my Darling Clementine
  • Little Maiden

Intermediate Songs

  • Aleuette
  • Carnival in Venice
  • Believe me if all those endearing young charms



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Who is this course for?

This three-course bundle is for anyone who has an interest in learning a musical instrument: guitar, violin, and harmonica.

Requirements

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Career path

Become a professional musician

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