• The Intermediate level violin course is designed to educate all our learners about the augmented principles of the violin playing, new playing styles and techniques besides detailed musical knowledge.
  • The student is introduced to various musical pieces. 
  • The student learns how to play it through step-by-step description and demonstration.

Overview of Intermediate level: 

  • Total Duration: 72 – 96 sessions

For individual student, the duration of each grade is 20– 24 sessions. For 2 students, the duration for each grade is 32 – 40 sessions

  • Age :       10 to 11 years or above to join at grade 3
  • Group Size:  Up to 2 learners  
  • Session Duration: 40 mins (50 Minutes for 2 learners) 
  • Schedule: Once A Week

The student can appear for International certification in music (Violin) at every Grade. Sapthora will train the students for the exams. The fee for the exam will be borne by the student.

The Intermediate level is from Grade 3 – Grade 5.

Prerequisites to join the course

  • The learner should be 10 to 11 years or above to join at grade 3.  
  • The learner should have completed his Beginner level grades. 

Tools, software and material needed:  

  • Zoom Software 
  • An acoustic violin,
  • Shoulder pad
  • Music notation stand
  • Musical Manuscript  
  • Armless chair/stool for seating

Regular theory class.

Theory:

  • Shifting (4th and 5th positions)
  • Playing Scales – Eb – Major, E Major, Ab Major
  • Playing scales and arpeggios in 2 and 3 octaves           
  • Tone and Phrasing
  • Mixed articulation and bowing styles
  • Double stops and contrasts

Practical

  • Vibrato
  • Double Stops  
  • Trills 
  • Vibrato 
  • Harmonics 
  • Spiccato and Martele bow strokes
  • Natural, melodic, and harmonic minor scales

3. Aural and sight reading

  • Reading sheet music and Interpretation
  • Playing along with sheet
  • Ear training and Pitch recognition
  • Ear training in recognising dynamics

Grade 3

Technical Work

  • Bowing exercises – D, A (2 octaves) F, Eb Major (one octave)
  • A minor (2 octaves) – ascending and descending (from memory)
  • G minor (one octave) – ascending and descending (from memory)
  • Scales and arpeggios (separate and slurred)
  • Dominant 7th in the Key of G
  • Technical exercises 

              Chromatic phrases(from memory) 

              Octaves, sixths and thirds(from memory)

Exam Pieces Total – 9 (3 should be played in the exam)

Grade - 4

Technical Work

  • Bowing exercises – C, Bb (2 octaves) E Major (one octave)
  • C minor and Bb minor (2 octaves) – ascending and descending (from memory)
  • E minor (one octave) – ascending and descending (from memory)
  • Scales and arpeggios (separate and slurred)
  • Dominant 7th in the Key of C, D and Eb
  • Chromatic scales 
  • Technical exercises 

              Octaves(from memory) 

              D major phrase(from memory)

Exam Pieces Total – 9 (3 should be played in the exam)

Grade – 5

Technical Work

  • Bowing exercises – G, G minor (3 octaves)
  • B,E and Ab major (2 octaves) – ascending and descending (from memory)
  • B, E and G# minor (2 octaves) – ascending and descending (from memory)
  • Scales and arpeggios (separate and slurred)
  • Chromatic scales starting on G and A (2 octaves)
  • Dominant 7th in the Key of C, starting on G (2 octaves)
  • Dominant 7th in the Key of Db, starting on Ab (2 octaves)
  • Diminished 7th Starting on D (1 octave)
  • Technical exercises

                 C major in thirds(from memory) 

                 Bb major in sixths (from memory)

                 D major scale on one string

Exam Pieces Total – 9 (3 should be played in the exam)

Outcome by the end of the level:

  • The learner will be able to read the sheet with all its dynamics.  
  • Will develop a strong theoretical knowledge and practical knowledge.  
  • The learner will develop a good sense of rhythm and pitch.  
  • Will be able to play sheet music with a given BPM of 100 and above.

1.My child has finished grade 2 from the Beginner level in violin. Can he give solo performance?

A: Yes, the solos taught under the guidance of the tutor can be performed by your child.

2.Is there any other benefit from doing this course other than learning the violin?

A: Yes, it has been noticed that the students develop focus and concentration and this reflects in their routine academic subjects.

3.How do I redeem these credit points accrued on my certificates?

A: You can declare them at the time of admission to higher courses in UK and the admission authorities will consider the credits printed on the Certificates.

4.How many grades are there in the Intermediate level?

A: The Intermediate level has Grade 3, Grade 4, and Grade 5.