The violin package is awesome. One of the DVD's won't read or write to my computer I am trying to get it replaced. Other than that I am quite happy with the product.
Terrence N. Heary
by Narelle - South Australiaon April 15th, 2013
My 6 year old daughter decided she'd learn the violin and as a help to her I thought I'd learn too. While she's having lessons, I'm picking up what I can from her and from this fantastic Virtual Sheet Music Violin Package. I have 25+ years experience with piano and look forward to either being able to play some of these pieces together with my daughter on violin or piano. A really great, easy to follow and enjoyable resource, one that we love using together.
As a beginner, for me the package is realy helpful in practicing violin and I am enjoying it. The guidline is easy to understand even for self-learner like me.
Other comments : 1)I wish I would find also video how to practice violin, but unfortunately there was no video in the package. 2)I found that the CDs were not compatible with CD Player nor TV monitor, but for computer only.It will give more benefits if the CDs can be played using CD player and TV monitor. 3)I did not find music of Ave Maria from Gunoud, I think it is good for practicing vibrato. Can I get it ?
Overall comment : I am satisfied with the package, as money can buy. Thank you.
The sample pieces were for easy medium student. But the membership to Virtual Sheet was a tremendous help because it provided the right pieces for the right grade free of charge. The package was worthwhile.
The instructional booklet is a great start for beginning violinists and the collection of sheet music, separate accompaniment files, MIDI and MP3 files is a great help for supplying all different kinds of music to all different playing levels and interests. It is truly a great value as a music collection.
However, teachers please note that there is very little included in this package that addresses music theory or goes beyond the basics for teaching proper technique.
I find the midi file here most useful in practice. With a midi player (I use Notation Composer), the music can simply be played in front of your computer, with the sheet music scrolling in front of your computer screen. You can also slow down or speed up the speed, turn on or off metronomic beats, practice a section repeatedly with a loop, etc. etc, the possibilities are simply too numerous, to help you improve on your playing. This package is especially useful for those who are not professional, and who is in want of a ready accompanist. One point though must be noted, do not expect the violin sound to be perfect, because they are machined-generated. Nevertheless, for those who cannot really find an accompanist always at hand, this package is an option. I have used Music minus One, Music Partner, Dowani 3 Tempi Play Along, and I can tell you that this package is more helpful at a fraction of their price. Highly recommended. Definitely one of my most prized purchase.
There is nothing like real musicians making music together, but I must say that using your accompianments in preparaton for performance are awesome.Other companies only supply perfromance level tracks, but every musician knows that it is key to practice new works slowly then build up to performance speed, so the slow practice accompianments are unique and vital!
Thank you for making so many titles available at a resonable price. Your love of music shines through in your efforts to genuinely help other musicians achieve their professional level! Kudos to you all!
Really enjoy playing with accompaniment,makes practice more rewarding. Just one comment to-date,the 3rd section of schon rosmarin by kreisler does not return to TEMPO PRIMO !
Christmas gift for daughter
by Markon January 29th, 2012
I bought this package for my daughter who is a violin student and stay at home mom. She informs me that the scope of the lessons is excellent and well thought out. Since my instrument is piano, we hope to be playing beginner duets soon. Her violin teacher has integrated your program into my daughter's lessons. She (the teacher) views your package as a "Great teaching aid"
An excellent violin package
by Achilles F. Cauchi(MEMBER)on January 29th, 2012
In my opinion, this Violin Package is an excellent approach towards the study of a violin. It introduces the performer from very easy pieces to intermediate and advanced. The pdf and mp3 files give you all you need not only to play the music but also to hear it! No less the accompaniment files. These add even more to the quality of this package.
I am also interested in other packages like these for the Cello and Piano. It's a great help to the musician and really good value for money.
The Violin Package
by Todd Ehle, Associate Professor of Violinon January 28th, 2012
The Violin Package, from Virtual Sheet Music, is a fantastic collection that
will keep a student occupied for years, and Basics of Violin Playing, by
Fabrizio Ferrari, is a fascinating and comprehensive method that should be on
every violin teacher's shelf. Highly recommended.
Associate Professor of Violin
Del Mar College
Corpus Christi, Texas