Book + Online Audio
Squareback Saddle Stitched
8.75 x 11.75
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Introduces adults and school-aged beginners to the instrument and provides instruction related to the fundamental skills necessary to play the violin in a technically correct and musically satisfying way.
Ideal as a partner book for students in school string programs as it provides a review of initial skills, an introduction to advanced technique ear training exercises and an anthology of repertoire.
The enclosed teaching points can also supplement Suzuki Violin repertoire and provide students and parents involved in Suzuki lessons additional ear training activities and music literacy exercises.
These tunes are varied stylistically and include folk tunes from various cultures and original and classic melodies chosen for their musical value and accessibility. Includes access to online audio.
Holding and Plucking the Violin
Using the Right Hand and Note Duration
Setting the Bow
The Seesaw and Bowing First Finger
Using all Four Fingers and The Bow
Crossing Strings and Eighth Notes
Walking and Prepared Fingers
Playing on All Strings
Bow Circles and Silent Landings
Ring Tones and the Fourth Finger
Pick-up Notes and Bow Direction
Longer Bows and The Legato Bow Stroke
Duple and Triple Meter
Finger Hops and Key Signatures
Counting While Playing and the 6/8 Time Signature
Octave Harmonics and Rests
Changing Bow Speed
Slurs and Dotted Quarter Notes
Low Second Finger and Scale Construction
Hooked Bows and Transposition
Long Bows and Bow-Hand Shapes
Sixteenth Notes and Subdivision
Low First Finger, High Third Finger, and Accidentals
Thoughts on Practice
Index of Terms and Answer Key
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