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"They Said, 'The Violin Can't Be Taught on DVD'... I laughed, and Then Set About Proving Them Wrong"
Introducing a Revolutionary Way to Learn to Play the Violin - from Opening the Case for the First Time, to Mastery - And You Needn't Leave the Comfort of Your Living Room!
If you're reading this, it's pretty certain you have an inborn affinity for the violin. I do too. For me it's partly the heart and soul-penetrating tone, partly the thrill of playing the greatest music ever written, and partly the super-conscious state I'm in while playing. In short, of all the activities I've enjoyed in my life, none has held a candle to the depth of experience I've had from playing the violin.
What I'd like you to know is, there has never been a better time than RIGHT NOW to begin realizing your dream of being 'a player.'
Before going any further, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Clayton Haslop, founder and president of Violin Mastery. I have performed on the soundtracks of well over 1000 movies, often as concertmaster, and toured worldwide as soloist and chamber musician. Over the last two years I have developed several best-selling DVD courses on violin playing geared toward intermediate and advanced players. I receive numerous emails a day from satisfied customers around the world about the great strides they have made in their playing as a result of working with Violin Mastery programs.
Now I am doing the same for people like you, who have to date only dreamed of playing the violin.
One of the questions I've encountered over and over when speaking with adults is; "I've heard that you can only get good on the violin if you start really young, and practice many hours a day. Is this true?"
No, 'tis NOT true. Unfortunately there are many misconceptions regarding playing the violin, and they've scared a good many folks away! Let's take a look at the Big 3.
The 3 Biggest Myths About Learning The Violin
The largest and most unfortunate myth is that you must begin to study at a very young age to 'get any good at it.' Well, let me tell you something. That is a lot of unmitigated bull, and I ought to know.
In my four decades of playing and teaching the violin I've worked with many, many fine players who picked up the instrument for the first time as an adult. The secret to their success may be found in the creative use of the mind to learn the skills required. In a nutshell, many adults have allowed the greatest tool we carry in our brain - imagination - to atrophy.
Once the creative mind is reawakened and focused using the innovative techniques I will share with you, results appear like magic.
Myth Number 2 concerns the ability of the adult body to adapt to the basic playing position. Well just consider this, have you seen what 'grown-ups' are accomplishing in yoga studios around the world these days?
In exactly the same way, the secret to mastering the violin playing position as an adult is one of relaxation. Maxwell Maltz, founder of Psycho-Cybernetics, said - "Once difficult, now easy." And when you know the relaxation inducing power of proper breathing, the 'once difficult' will seem a distant memory.
Finally, Myth Number 3 concerns the amount of time you must dedicate to practicing. Naturally the more you practice the more rapidly you can improve. Problem is, many students, young and old alike, don't know how to practice correctly. As a result, they waste a great deal of time - time that COULD be spent improving their technique.
You can accomplish a great deal in as little as an hour a day of focused practice. And by focused I'm talking of practicing which leaves you feeling more relaxed, energized, and excited to be alive than when you started.
Chances are, once you're fully in the 'playing habit' you'll be sad when your allotted practice time ends each day.
Now that the myths surrounding the difficulty of learning the violin as an adult have been put to rest, let's take a look at the tremendous benefits that come your way once you pick up a violin.
10 Health and Well-Being Benefits as a Result of Putting a Violin in Your Hands
Yes, I know I'm preaching to the choir here. But there may just be a couple of benefits to playing that you DON'T know. And what's the harm in refreshing your memory on all the great things music can do for you?
How The Violin Mastery for Beginners Circle Realizes Your Playing Dreams
Once you have become a subscriber to The Violin Mastery Beginners Circle you will receive a package from me on your doorstep every month. Inside will be a DVD containing a lesson, with practice assignments, for each of the four weeks in the month. Along with the DVD you will receive music and written notes to accompany the lessons.
In your first installment I will include a BONUS - a special DVD with segments about all the parts of the violin; how to tune your instrument; violin maintenance and repair; and everything else a first time player needs to know. From time to time I will include additional surprise Bonus DVDs in your monthly package.
There's one more important part to this unique program. As a subscriber you will have special access to me through my newsletters and via e-mail for you to send me questions and feedback on the lessons. I will not only use this address to answer your personal questions, I will also post special newsletters from it that apply directly to the material you are working with each month. Having this kind of personal access to me alone will be worth the monthly membership fee!
Don't have an instrument with which to get started? No problem.
See my links page for recommended sources of violins for beginners and professionals alike.
Altogether, You Get $132.90 Worth of Powerful Information Given to You Every Month!
Excerpt from Month 3 - "Introduction to Vibrato"
Let me summarize the incredible offer I've made to you.
As a member of the Violin Mastery Beginners Circle you will receive the monthly instructional DVD, the music and written notes that accompany the DVD, a bonus DVD which gets you up to speed on all the ins and outs of violin upkeep and care, my bonus CD of piano acccompaniments, and answers to your questions via e-mail. - all just
You may cancel your membership at any time as long as 15 business-days notice are given in advance of the following month's issue.
Why Today Is The Best Day To
Yes, Clayton... I want to join the Beginner's Circle monthly course of violin study for beginners.
Yes, Clayton... I want to join the Beginner's Circle at the Annual membership rate.