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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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    Much better than I expected

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    Great quality/price ratio!

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    Super product!

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