Playing a string instrument is a wonderful way for children to develop their skills and personality as they grow. Violinopedia provides fun activities to engage them in their journey by showing them step by step processes to learn songs efficiently and by inviting them to use their skills in a creative way in order to develop their confidence and a true joy of learning.

Violinopedia uses colors to differentiate the 4 strings on the violin, viola, cello and double bass. This helps with reading music and understanding the use of fingers. Colors are similar across all instruments such as: A (Red) – D (Blue) – G (Green) – E (Yellow) – C (Purple). This makes its use very practical in the context of a beginner string orchestra, or for primary schools’ string programs.

The method uses digital tools to include various « drag and drop » games for students that are touch-sensitive so they are compatible with mobile devices (phones, iPads, etc.). These games are fun to use and help students to understand the basics of music notation as well as developing their bow technique, left hand and composition skills.

The method encourages students to learn songs with a step-by-step approach. First step is about learning the rhythm patterns of the song and apply them to the bowing technique. Second step is focusing on the ability to read the notes of the song and play them plucking the strings. Last step is to play the song using the bow. Violinopedia also offers, in a creative way, a range of variations with the songs, focusing on developing pitch, faster rhythms, bow techniques and bow division.

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Sample screenshots of learning activities

Learning notes
Playing harmonics
Learning rhythms
Learning a song step-by-step
Shifting to 3rd position
Composition activities
Practicing slurs
Activities with Rhythms
Drawing activities for young children
Challenges around scales
Selection of beginners’ favorite songs