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133 pages

Mel Bay Presents Beginner Violin Theory for Children

Creator: Melanie Smith | 2006-02-28

The final section of Book 2 focuses on musical terms and includes a comprehensive review of all instructional concepts covered in the book.

About this book
Book 2 in the Melanie Smith violin theory series introduces students to new music and theory concepts which are fundamental in developing a deeper understanding of the violin. Book 2 will begin by covering the theory involving the ranges of notes for the violin and then moves into specific theory concepts such as note and rest values and time signatures. The final section of Book 2 focuses on musical terms and includes a comprehensive review of all instructional concepts covered in the book.



384 pages

Violin

Creator: Anne Rice | 1999-09-07

The demonic ghost of a Russian aristocrat uses his magic violin to enchant the exquisite Triana and transport her to a terrifying realm where they join a battle of wills, in an evocative tale of seduction. Reprint.

Publisher: Ballantine Books


Beginner Violin Theory for Children

Creator: Melanie Smith |

This book is designed as a workbook to teach theory specifically relevant to the violin at a level that is attainable and challenging, yet fun for young children.

About this book
This book is designed as a workbook to teach theory specifically relevant to the violin at a level that is attainable and challenging, yet fun for young children. It is intended to build confidence and solidify the relationship between theory and playing. Children will enjoy the drawing and coloring activities in the book, while developing the fundamentals of violin theory at the same time. The book can be used to teach beginners the basics of theory, or even to refresh musicians who might need a small review of violin theory. No matter who uses this book, it will give a strong foundation to violin theory, and through this understanding will foster a greater love of playing. Concepts covered in this book include: learning the parts of the violin; learning about line and space notes; learning musical symbols; and how to draw music.


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  • Carl Fischer

    The ABCs of Violin for the Absolute Beginner, Book 1 (Book & CD)

    Book (Carl Fischer)

    Rating (157 reviews):
    (4.2/5)
    Carl Fischer

    The ABCs of Violin for the Absolute Beginner

    The ABC's of Violin has played an enormous role in fulfilling my dream of learning to play the violin. I'm overwhelmed by the simplicity of its approach, and it's underlying structure that has so effectively developed my skills. New concepts and techniques are introduced in such a logical manner as to further a student's development while limiting the frustrations and intimidation that frequently accompany a new undertaking such as learning an instrument. I also enjoy the vast repertoire of material presented throughout the book. The material ranges from focused studies to actual songs, encompassing nearly every genre imaginable, from classical to folk. Many of these songs are famous, others are slightly more obscure, but each cleverly selected to introduce a new element or concept at precisely the right time. The variety of music selection has also expanded the future directions that I hope to take my violin playing. I also highly recommend acquiring the accompanying CD... 5/5 ken (Boston, MA USA) - See all my reviews This review is from: The ABCs of Violin for the Absolute Beginner: Violin, Book 1 (Paperback) The ABC's of Violin has played an enormous role in fulfilling my dream of learning to play the violin. I'm overwhelmed by the simplicity of its approach, and it's underlying structure that has so effectively developed my skills. New concepts and techniques are introduced in such a logical manner as to further a student's development while limiting the frustrations and intimidation that frequently accompany a new undertaking such as learning an instrument. I also enjoy the vast repertoire of material presented throughout the book. The material ranges from focused studies to actual songs, encompassing nearly every genre imaginable, from classical to folk. Many of these songs are famous, others are slightly more obscure, but each cleverly selected to introduce a new element or concept at precisely the right time. The variety of music selection has also expanded the future directions that I hope to take my violin playing. I also highly recommend acquiring the accompanying CD... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , July 25, 2003

    Best book by far for adult beginner

    0 5/5 "gregw9902" (Tucson, AZ) - See all my reviews This review is from: The ABCs of Violin for the Absolute Beginner: Violin, Book 1 (Paperback) I had always wanted to learn how to play the violin and finally decided to take the plunge last year. It seemed like a good idea to buy some starter books that would help me learn how. I picked up three such books that had been recommended to me. By far the best was the "ABCs of Violin for the Absolute Beginner." The notes were easy to read and the tunes were really fun to play. New ideas were introduced at a good pace--not pushy fast, not pokey slow--just right. I could keep up without feeling overwhelmed, but I felt like I was learning something, too. I'm now near the end of Book 2 of the series and having a blast! Can't wait to try out Book 3.The other two method books I bought just didn't cut it for me. They seemed harder to understand and threw a lot at you all at once. It was the ABCs that really made me want to keep playing--no contest as far as I'm concerned, at least. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 10, 2004

    Yes, for the absolute beginner

    0 5/5 T. J. Carpenter - See all my reviews, June 17, 2005
    List Price: $9.95


  • Cecilio Musical Instruments

    Mendini 4/4 MV300 Solid Wood Satin Antique Violin with Hard Case, Shoulder Rest, Bow, Rosin and Extra Strings (Full Size)

    Musical Instruments (Cecilio Musical Instruments)

    Rating (963 reviews):
    (3.3/5)
    Cecilio Musical Instruments

    Much better than I expected

    I wrote this review for the person who knows nothing about violins at all:This violin is of much higher quality than I ever imagined. It is not, of course, even a good violin by professional standards, but it is a very solid beginner's instrument. I bought it for myself, though I am not a violinist, but I have been playing guitar, bass, and keys for more than six years, and I have played violins before. My ex-girlfriend lent me her first violin when we were dating, and it was really, really horrible. This one is pretty close to her current violin, which was a pretty decent student model. I did a lot of research before buying this one, and I'm really glad I did. It is rated highly by violin teachers and other violinists, but very lowly by people who have no idea what they are talking about. I have read that a lot of violins under $100 don't even have a sound post, which is a crucial part of the violin and absolutely cannot be discarded. You're almost better off with a... 5/5 Zachary Buser - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Mendini 4/4 MV300 Solid Wood Satin Antique Violin with Hard Case, Shoulder Rest, Bow, Rosin and Extra Strings (Full Size) (Electronics) I wrote this review for the person who knows nothing about violins at all:This violin is of much higher quality than I ever imagined. It is not, of course, even a good violin by professional standards, but it is a very solid beginner's instrument. I bought it for myself, though I am not a violinist, but I have been playing guitar, bass, and keys for more than six years, and I have played violins before. My ex-girlfriend lent me her first violin when we were dating, and it was really, really horrible. This one is pretty close to her current violin, which was a pretty decent student model. I did a lot of research before buying this one, and I'm really glad I did. It is rated highly by violin teachers and other violinists, but very lowly by people who have no idea what they are talking about. I have read that a lot of violins under $100 don't even have a sound post, which is a crucial part of the violin and absolutely cannot be discarded. You're almost better off with a... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 27, 2011

    Great quality/price ratio!

    0 5/5 Captain Cadabra - See all my reviews This review is from: Mendini 4/4 MV300 Solid Wood Satin Antique Violin with Hard Case, Shoulder Rest, Bow, Rosin and Extra Strings (Full Size) (Electronics) Great violin? No. As nice as the ones the music stores rent for $25 a month, yes. Comes with tons of accessories that would cost you $30-40.As a violin teacher, I like to have these on hand for cheap entry level instruments, or rent for $10/month. That way a student doesn't have to get into a year contract at a local music store if they aren't sure if they want to stick with it or not.A great way to get started on the violin for VERY little money. After owning this violin for a year or so, the student can decide to invest in a nicer one, and pass this along to a sibling/friend/Craigslist.Only disclaimer is: make sure you have someone who can setup a violin for you (the case with all violins, regardless of quality). They are NOT instruments that can be played right out of the box, and if you have a store do this for you, it's probably a $30-45 fee. Find a violin playing friend that will do it for free for you :) 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 21, 2011

    Review done by a music teacher

    This violin--to be honest is very cheap. Not just in cost but in quality.BUT overall, not too horrible. Especially if you don't have an option on renting one, or if you don't mind buying one to have.It isn't perfect, but there are some decent qualities about it. I'm very persnickety about instruments, my woodwind instruments cost well into and beyond thousands of dollars range, even my beginning ones.This little guy, for what I want it for--learning the basics (fingering, bowing, proper care) is PERFECT for anyone.Here are my notes about this violin:1. The appearance of the violin is alright. It isn't anything special. In fact, it looks as if paper has been placed over the wood frame, and painted to look like it has groves, or actual wood designs.2. The bow is acceptable, it works well enough for a beginner (young and old). It takes some effort getting the strands to be tight enough. I had to do a lot of pushing in and... 4/5 Carole - See all my reviews This review is from: Mendini 4/4 MV300 Solid Wood Satin Antique Violin with Hard Case, Shoulder Rest, Bow, Rosin and Extra Strings (Full Size) (Electronics) This violin--to be honest is very cheap. Not just in cost but in quality.BUT overall, not too horrible. Especially if you don't have an option on renting one, or if you don't mind buying one to have.It isn't perfect, but there are some decent qualities about it. I'm very persnickety about instruments, my woodwind instruments cost well into and beyond thousands of dollars range, even my beginning ones.This little guy, for what I want it for--learning the basics (fingering, bowing, proper care) is PERFECT for anyone.Here are my notes about this violin:1. The appearance of the violin is alright. It isn't anything special. In fact, it looks as if paper has been placed over the wood frame, and painted to look like it has groves, or actual wood designs.2. The bow is acceptable, it works well enough for a beginner (young and old). It takes some effort getting the strands to be tight enough. I had to do a lot of pushing in and... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 14, 2012
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    Hand-carved solid spruce top with maple back & sides
    Size 4/4 (Full Size) satin antique violin
    Maple fingerboard, pegs, and chin rest with an alloy tailpiece with four integrated fine tuners
    Includes: lightweight hard case, a Brazilwood bow with unbleached genuine Mongolian horsehair, rosin, adjustable shoulder rest, two bridges, and an extra set of strings
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  • Hal Leonard

    Essential Elements for Strings: Book 1 with CD-ROM (Violin)

    Book (Hal Leonard)

    Rating (131 reviews):
    (4.3/5)
    Hal Leonard

    Excellent for Adult Beginner!

    0 5/5 Suzanne Langlois "JOBeth" (Georgia) - See all my reviews, September 18, 2006

    Well thought out series.

    "For a real violin study, go with Suzuki." While that might work for a child that is ages 3-4 in a one-on-one or small group setting (which is what the Suzuki Method was intended for), it does not work well in large group learning situation for kids who are twice that age, beginning instruments in fourth and fifth grade. And to be honest, almost everything in the Suzuki method *IS* an arrangement of an original work (like the Bach Bouree from the cello suites set for violin), chosen because even in their simplified form they help teach the fundamental concepts.This is my third year using EE2000 in my school program. I usually have between 30-40 students at each grade level in the orchestra. The books and their accompanying CD/DVD work really well and are of the appropriate complexity for the students ages nine through eleven. As a private instructor myself, I recommend to all my students to seek outside instruction, but EE2000 provides a good balance of technical... 5/5 Gene Wie (Irvine, CA USA) - See all my reviews, September 27, 2007

    excellent violin method

    0 5/5 P. Meyer "music lover" (Israel) - See all my reviews, March 11, 2005
    List Price: $8.99


  • Crescent

    Crescent 4/4 Full Size Student Violin Starter Kit (Includes CrescentTM Digital E-Tuner)

    Musical Instruments (Crescent)

    Rating (58 reviews):
    (3.6/5)
    Crescent

    Learn a new skill for $40!

    I received my violin on Tuesday, September 17. I'm writing this review after owning and playing it for one week now. This has been my experience with the violin so far.The day I received the violin, I was unable to set it up because the tailcord that holds the tailpiece to the end pin of the violin kept loosening and eventually one of the little nuts that grip on to the tailcord to hold the tailpiece together came off. I found out on youtube that you can burn the end pieces of the tailcord so that the nut can get a good grip and keep it from coming off. I had to do that three times because every time I would set it up and tune it, the tailcord would snap after a couple hours of practicing. Finally the last time I did it, I burned the end piece a little further down before tightening the nut on the tailcord, my idea was that this would make it harder for the nut to slip, and since then the violin has stayed in tune and had no problems practicing.Why 5 stars... 5/5 givemeacent - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Crescent 4/4 Full Size Student Violin Starter Kit (Includes CrescentTM Digital E-Tuner) I received my violin on Tuesday, September 17. I'm writing this review after owning and playing it for one week now. This has been my experience with the violin so far.The day I received the violin, I was unable to set it up because the tailcord that holds the tailpiece to the end pin of the violin kept loosening and eventually one of the little nuts that grip on to the tailcord to hold the tailpiece together came off. I found out on youtube that you can burn the end pieces of the tailcord so that the nut can get a good grip and keep it from coming off. I had to do that three times because every time I would set it up and tune it, the tailcord would snap after a couple hours of practicing. Finally the last time I did it, I burned the end piece a little further down before tightening the nut on the tailcord, my idea was that this would make it harder for the nut to slip, and since then the violin has stayed in tune and had no problems practicing.Why 5 stars... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 24, 2013

    Know what you are getting into first! Awesome deal (considering) for your money, if you do your research!

    For reference purposes, I am not a professional, a performer, or even a student.. But I do have some musical background, on string and other various instruments. This is my first violin. I am self taught and when I learn something I research a LOT.Speaking from my perspective, for anyone complaining of little details on quality... give me a break. I'm not sure how much more self-entitled one could possibly be... but.. With a little work, you have a working violin to play around with (for under $50 WITH shipping; including a whole set of accessories) and get a feel for if this is an instrument you truly wish to INVEST in. For those unable to get any sound out.. Either you were truly sent something entirely defective.. or.. (most likely) you simply have no idea what you are doing. The bridge needs measured and sanded down, then notched in the right places, then assembled in the proper manner, in the proper location, if your's is like mine, the endpin may need secured,... 4/5 Kelsey - See all my reviews This review is from: Crescent 4/4 Full Size Student Violin Starter Kit (Includes CrescentTM Digital E-Tuner) For reference purposes, I am not a professional, a performer, or even a student.. But I do have some musical background, on string and other various instruments. This is my first violin. I am self taught and when I learn something I research a LOT.Speaking from my perspective, for anyone complaining of little details on quality... give me a break. I'm not sure how much more self-entitled one could possibly be... but.. With a little work, you have a working violin to play around with (for under $50 WITH shipping; including a whole set of accessories) and get a feel for if this is an instrument you truly wish to INVEST in. For those unable to get any sound out.. Either you were truly sent something entirely defective.. or.. (most likely) you simply have no idea what you are doing. The bridge needs measured and sanded down, then notched in the right places, then assembled in the proper manner, in the proper location, if your's is like mine, the endpin may need secured,... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 28, 2013

    Very good for beginners

    0 5/5 Madhu Babu - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Crescent 4/4 Full Size Student Violin Starter Kit (Includes CrescentTM Digital E-Tuner) I am an absolute beginner with no experience with violin before and still able to play it with some help by youtube !!, loved it.. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 17, 2013
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    Alloy tailpiece with 4 fine tuners
    Includes bow, rosin, carry case (interior case color may vary), Crescent Digital E-tuner (E-tuner color may vary)
    Full size 4/4 violin
    Perfect for the Beginner Violin Player or anyone interested in starting the Violin
    Maple back and sides with solid spruce top


  • Alfred Publishing

    Suzuki Violin School: Violin Part, Vol. 1

    Book (Alfred Publishing)

    Rating (77 reviews):
    (4.3/5)
    Alfred Publishing

    very good

    0 5/5 violinmike (Maine) - See all my reviews This review is from: Suzuki Violin School Volume 1 - Revised Edition (Book & CD) (Suzuki Violin School, Violin Part) (Sheet music) I like this new version of Suzuki violin book 1. It's more cluttered looking with the extra text which makes it a little harder to read the notes than the old version, but it does give the new student useful info. Of course, there is nothing like having a teacher help you refine the skills explained in the book.I also like the ABCs of Violin books and DVDs. Many of my Suzuki colleagues and I think the ABCs of Violin and Viola books are excellent as reading supplements, but we begin adult students in the ABCs of Violin and Viola books which are more appropriate for that age group than the suzuki books. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 23, 2009

    Spiral edition and cd without case - just what I need

    0 5/5 E. Dutt - See all my reviews, October 29, 2008

    Violin Lessons

    0 5/5 Monica Marcum "Music lover's mom" (El Paso, Tx USA) - See all my reviews, November 18, 2008
    List Price: $7.95
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    Condition: New
    ISBN13: 9780757900617


  • For Dummies

    Violin For Dummies, 2nd Edition

    Book (For Dummies)

    Rating (26 reviews):
    (4.2/5)
    For Dummies

    Incredibly thorough and helpful...

    0 5/5 forster - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Violin For Dummies, 2nd Edition (Kindle Edition) I bought this because my boyfriend made me the gift of a violin for Christmas. My main instrument is the piano so I had no idea what I was doing with such a beautiful instrument. This book is a great starting point for musician as well as those who have never touched an instrument. You can skip parts if you are experienced enough to know them already, and everything is explained thoroughly, almost too thoroughly. I bought the Kindle edition so the videos are not readily available but from the text I can see that even the smallest technique is not only explained step by step, but is accompanied by a picture and a video. I advise anyone starting any instrument to keep a determined attitude and keep practicing, because it will not sound pretty at first. I look forward to continuing my violin education with this book. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 11, 2013

    Easy to understand

    0 5/5 Charles Lanier - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Violin For Dummies, 2nd Edition (Paperback) Rather you are new to the violin, picking it back up after a long time of not playing, or experienced and just looking for some extra info or tips. This book is wonderfull and packed full of usefull, easy to understand instructions, tips, hints, and also comes with a CD that adds an extra engaging learning experience. Two thumbs up! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 27, 2012

    good for beginners

    0 4/5 NewBlood - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Violin For Dummies, 2nd Edition (Paperback) as a beginner myself i found this gave me the basics ei how to hold bow and violin the notes on the strings care for the violin etc. a substatial (40pgs) of the book cover musical theory and how to read music as well as how to care for your violin. if your starting out its a great piece. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 6, 2013
    List Price: $24.99


  • Hal Leonard

    Play Violin Today! Beginner's Pack: Level 1 Book/CD/DVD Pack (Play Today!: Level One)

    Book (Hal Leonard)

    Rating (2 reviews):
    (5.0/5)
    Hal Leonard

    Violin beginner's pack

    0 5/5 SGM - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Play Violin Today! Beginner's Pack: Level 1 Book/CD/DVD Pack (Play Today!: Level One) (Paperback) It was a Christmas gift for my wife. I wanted to get her something she could use to improve her skills and she seems to like it. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 12, 2014

    Very fun and informative!

    0 5/5 Emily Robins Whiting - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Play Violin Today! Beginner's Pack: Level 1 Book/CD/DVD Pack (Play Today!: Level One) (Paperback) Give the basics. DVD and CD are fun as good learning tools. I highly recommend this beginner pack! Thank you! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 28, 2014
    List Price: $19.95


  • Generic

    4/4 Beginner's Violin Set with Carrying Case and Accessories

    Toy (Generic)

    Rating (60 reviews):
    (3.3/5)
    Generic

    Fair quality for the price, but that price is rather low.

    When I first got this (my first violin), I was quite impressed with it. It came in a nice case, had a strap to retain the neck in the case, and was rather shiny.Later however I managed to snag an inexpensive retired rental off of ebay and had a nice comparison. Compared to a more expensive yet heavily beat up rental, this violin has pegs which slip a lot. You'll need peg drops or a lot of patience to continue to reset them. The rosin does work, but it's fairly horrible. Bridge is uncut and feels much more fragile than the rental. Strings sound... oddly hollow compared to the Thomastik Dominant strings I have on the former rental.Overall I would recommend this to an adult with some degree of patience. If you're buying this for a child, you had better be ready to add new strings, better rosin, peg drops, and perhaps be prepared for its viable lifetime to be rather short. I haven't owned it long enough to know for sure, but from the guides I've read on... 3/5 R. Hiranaka - See all my reviews This review is from: 4/4 Beginner's Violin Set with Carrying Case and Accessories (Toy) When I first got this (my first violin), I was quite impressed with it. It came in a nice case, had a strap to retain the neck in the case, and was rather shiny.Later however I managed to snag an inexpensive retired rental off of ebay and had a nice comparison. Compared to a more expensive yet heavily beat up rental, this violin has pegs which slip a lot. You'll need peg drops or a lot of patience to continue to reset them. The rosin does work, but it's fairly horrible. Bridge is uncut and feels much more fragile than the rental. Strings sound... oddly hollow compared to the Thomastik Dominant strings I have on the former rental.Overall I would recommend this to an adult with some degree of patience. If you're buying this for a child, you had better be ready to add new strings, better rosin, peg drops, and perhaps be prepared for its viable lifetime to be rather short. I haven't owned it long enough to know for sure, but from the guides I've read on... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 24, 2010

    Check with an instructor before you buy.

    0 2/5 Echo (CT.) - See all my reviews This review is from: 4/4 Beginner's Violin Set with Carrying Case and Accessories (Toy) This is my 1st violin, but when I went to my 1st lesson, I was informed that the bridge and strings needed to be replaced.For a few dollars more get a better one.The rosin I got was broken.I do like the case however you can't keep sheet music in the pocket without folding it.I don't like the velco on the neck as it snags the strings.Overall it's ok for a 1st violin. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 28, 2010

    Needs new strings.

    0 5/5 Ludwid Reyes (Las Vegas, NV USA) - See all my reviews, September 3, 2009
    List Price: $99.95
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    Also includes bow, rosin and case (interior case color may vary)
    Full size 4/4 violin
    Alloy tailpiece with 4 fine tuners
    Maple back and sides with solid spruce top


  • CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

    Easy Classical Violin Solos: Featuring music of Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Vivaldi and other composers.

    Book (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform)

    Rating (37 reviews):
    (4.4/5)
    CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

    Good Clean Classical Fun

    0 4/5 Alex Gardener "A.G." - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Easy Classical Violin Solos: Featuring music of Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Vivaldi and other composers. (Paperback) This is an outstanding beginner book. There are probably two or three songs that are a little above beginner level but most of the pieces are easy and fun to play. Most of the music has fingerings (finger numbers above the notes) which can be helpful for the beginner as long as it's not used as a crutch.The selections are very recognizable and if you listen to very much classical music at all then you'll undoubtedly know this music (or at least recognize it when you start playing it).I do wish it was a little longer as it's very short and would have rated it higher if they could have included a few more songs. However, for the price it seems to be a fair to good value.I run through almost every song in this book once a day when I practice; it's a great warm up. I'm happy to have this as part of my music collection. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , August 31, 2011

    Perfect for Beginners

    0 5/5 Reader "Love to Read" (Arkansas) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Easy Classical Violin Solos: Featuring music of Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Vivaldi and other composers. (Paperback) This book is a perfect supplement for someone who can read music and has taken violin for a short time. The pieces are short and simple. Requires the ability to play in several keys. It is appropriate for someone who has finished most of Suzuki book 1. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 7, 2011

    I LOVE this book!

    0 5/5 Kathleen L (OGDEN, UT, US) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Easy Classical Violin Solos: Featuring music of Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Vivaldi and other composers. (Paperback) This is an easy but beautifully written book, with wonderful songs that are fun to play and make you feel like you are a violinist even though you're a beginner! GREAT book! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 10, 2013
    List Price: $9.99


  • Carl Fischer/Eko Productions

    The ABCs of Violin for the Absolute Beginner

    DVD (Carl Fischer/Eko Productions)

    Rating (59 reviews):
    (4.0/5)
    Carl Fischer/Eko Productions

    Thank you for this FANTASTIC BEGINNER VIOLIN DVD!!!!

    I am a visual art teacher who loves music but has never played any instrument. I thought the violin would be much too complicated until I bought this DVD!!! The teacher, Ms. Rhoda, is so precise about details and gives lots of repetition and reinforcement throughout -- she's VERY VERY THOROUGH!!! I especially like the bow hold section with precise directions for placement of each finger plus all the close-up views from every angle imaginable.The tuning section makes tuning my violin very easy. I can tune each string right along with the teacher.I completely understand where the finger dots go on the violin after her explanations throughout (these dots were easy to get at any store).Everything is verbally explained and visually demonstrated in detail so that there are no questions left!!Ms. Rhoda's perfomance of the musical pieces at the very end of the DVD is SO VERY INSPIRING! It makes my learning of the violin seem like so much fun... 5/5 V. Norkus (Boston, MA) - See all my reviews, December 30, 2006

    Excellent DVD for Beginning Violin!

    0 5/5 Lisa Givens (Austin TX) - See all my reviews, April 10, 2006

    A Very Worthwhile Purchase!

    0 5/5 Cathie Beck (Ca, USA) - See all my reviews, February 13, 2007
    List Price: $19.95
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    Manufacturer: CARL FISCHER/MVD
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Circle of Fifths for Violinists Print

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Our Circle of Fifths for Violinists Poster shows the unique fingering pattern of each major key in First Position on the violin, with the fingering diagrams placed around the Circle of Fifths. The notes of a one octave scale are highlighted for each key. In addition, along the bottom of the poster is a visualisation of the sharps and flats in each of the keys. This poster is an excellent instructional and educational aid to beginner violinists, and consolidates their understanding of how fingering patterns on the violin relate to the Circle of Fifths.
Price: $$11.85

Orchadorks Rock! Bumper Sticker

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Don't be made fun of. You better be proud to be a true orchadork. Whether you play a violin, viola, cello, or bass... Whether you're advanced, just okay, or a beginner... You Rock!
Price: $$4.45


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