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Flag of ScotlandThese are videos for the Scottish folk tune The Barnyards O' Delgaty taught on the violin by an entirely aural method equivalent to a slow session. In the early stages short sections of the tune are repeated four times allowing plenty of opportunity to acclimatise. Videos also include the teaching of an accompaniment tune, 8ve accompaniment, chords and how to fit chords with the tune, violin technique and theory.

Level of ability on the violin: The videos are devised to be of use to a wide variety of playing levels. Short videos allow for beginners to folk music (having a good working knowledge of D Major 1st position ) being able to study the tune slowly at their own pace whilst the advanced can make faster progress and tackle more topics.

Skills: Excellent for aural training, memory, musical form and structure, musicianship, harmony, violin technique and the practical application of music theory.

Key: D Major. Finger patterns 1_23 and 12_3 with accompaniment 1_2_3

Time signature: 2/4

Suitability of the tune for other instruments: bottom note = D above middle C with a range of a perfect 12th upwards to A.

Total: 35 videos of about 30 seconds to not much more than 3 minutes. Broadband is essential otherwise you will get fed up of waiting for movies to start. Videos will autostart once enough has been fed through.

Software requirements: QuickTime 7 or later versions

Other equipment that would be useful: headphones

The presentation is exclusively aural with no written music and some of the videos contain voice and playing at the same time. This has been done specifically in order to heighten aural awareness and train the non-visual parts of the brain which are not stretched when using the written form of tunes.

To access: Only my pupils can currently access this course. If you are a member of the general public wishing to learn this tune then I would release the course for a donation to charity so please contact me.

© Sarah Hackett 2007