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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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  • Cecilio Musical Instruments

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

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    Rating (0 reviews):
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    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

    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

    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
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  • Hal Leonard

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    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
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  • Crescent

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    List Price: $129.99

    Alloy tailpiece with 4 fine tuners
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  • ADM

    ADM® 4/4 Full Size Handcrafted Solid Wood Student Violin with Starter Kits, Popular Violin for Beginners, New Players and Students, Varnish Finish Violin-Sprakle Blue Color

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    Good buy for beginner with tight budget

    0 5/5 Joshua - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: ADM® 4/4 Full Size Handcrafted Solid Wood Student Violin with Starter Kits, Popular Violin for Beginners, New Players and Students, Varnish Finish Violin-Sprakle Blue Color I just received the violin several days ago but I am quite pleased so far. I'm a beginner (skill wise), so I don’t play much. The violin sounds great, everything is brand new, and it is such a good deal for the money! Just make sure to sand off the top layer of rosin before you use it. This violin came with an extra set of strings in addition to the ones on the instrument, just in case if one breaks in tuning. If you don’t play much with tight budget, strongly recommend this thing. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , August 12, 2013

    perfectly described perfectly arrived

    0 5/5 eloy garcia - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: ADM® 4/4 Full Size Handcrafted Solid Wood Student Violin with Starter Kits, Popular Violin for Beginners, New Players and Students, Varnish Finish Violin-Sprakle Blue Color my daughter loved the violin and since all her classmates had blue violins ,well she wasn't going to be left out .after we tune and rosined the line all we heard was the violin in perfect harmony ,sounds good ,But i don't have another violin ,so yes we are new to violin and if you are too for the price you can't go wrong and with my prime membership it was free shipping in two day ,it better than driving around wondering where the better deal is ,..great product kids loved it 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 18, 2013

    Its as close to a professional violin as you can get!

    0 5/5 Maggie Perry - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: ADM® 4/4 Full Size Handcrafted Solid Wood Student Violin with Starter Kits, Popular Violin for Beginners, New Players and Students, Varnish Finish Violin-Sprakle Blue Color Honestly, this is a great starter violin! When I opened the package, it was in its case. The case is lightweight and protective, but I would still suggest being careful with it. There is some assembly acquired, but it was actually super easy- just the bring, a misplaced string, and a peg! Once you figure that out, not a thing is out of place! It has a beautiful even paint job and the sound quality is excellent! The bow was alright, it needs a lot of rosin, unfortunately... the rosin they give is terrible! I'm not sure if its real horse hair or synthetic, but purchasing another bow isn't a bad idea anyway. Once you rosin the bow for a very long time though, it sounds pretty good. I totally recommend this product to anyone learning and trying the violin before upgrading to something more professional. Looks exactly like the picture too! Again, great product! 0, January 11, 2015
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    Handcrafted maple wooden neck, back and sides to strengthen the stability of these parts and offers excellent acoustical properties and good response
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  • Merano

    GRACE 4/4 (Full) Size Natural Acoustic Violin with Case and Bow+Rosin+Extra Set of Strings

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    Rating (49 reviews):
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    Worth the price as a starter instrument

    0 5/5 Aaron D'Angier - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: GRACE 4/4 (Full) Size Natural Acoustic Violin with Case and Bow+Rosin+Extra Set of Strings Let's be clear - this is an instrument for less than $40. I have many years of playing piano, guitar, and various other instruments. After picking up my mandolin recently, I decided I would like to give a violin a try. After looking through reviews and reading comments, I decided to gamble $40 on this one.It makes a really steady sound and reverberates well. It is not a professional instrument, by any means, but it is also far above a toy. The tuners work and everything functions as it should.It was shipping strung, but they were loose, so there were no problems with that for me, unlike another reviewer. I also have not had any issues with the tailstock like some of the other reviewers.There are a few blemishes with the finish, and a few places where the stain just didn't get into the corners, but they are not glaringly noticeable.For the price, I am extremely satisfied. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 13, 2014

    A Steady Companion

    I'm a little sentimental because this is my first violin ever (which also probably means you should take my review with a grain of salt, as I do not yet know what makes a good or bad violin), but so far, I love this thing.I was worried that it would come in parts--without the bridge attached, without the strings attached, or worse, with the strings broken, with the tuners messed up, etc., etc.--but all of my fears proved unfounded. When I took the violin out of its shipping package, it was safely tucked away in a very nice little case. I opened the case and found a beautiful, wooden violin with the bridge perfectly in place, the strings perfectly in tact, all the tuners--the fine tuners and those on the scroll--still in place, and, at least to my untrained ear, it sounded fairly well tuned. The bow was also in the case, along with rosin, straps for the case, and an extra set of strings.Literally the only adjustment I had to make upon pulling out the violin was... 5/5 jennifer - See all my reviews This review is from: GRACE 4/4 (Full) Size Natural Acoustic Violin with Case and Bow+Rosin+Extra Set of Strings I'm a little sentimental because this is my first violin ever (which also probably means you should take my review with a grain of salt, as I do not yet know what makes a good or bad violin), but so far, I love this thing.I was worried that it would come in parts--without the bridge attached, without the strings attached, or worse, with the strings broken, with the tuners messed up, etc., etc.--but all of my fears proved unfounded. When I took the violin out of its shipping package, it was safely tucked away in a very nice little case. I opened the case and found a beautiful, wooden violin with the bridge perfectly in place, the strings perfectly in tact, all the tuners--the fine tuners and those on the scroll--still in place, and, at least to my untrained ear, it sounded fairly well tuned. The bow was also in the case, along with rosin, straps for the case, and an extra set of strings.Literally the only adjustment I had to make upon pulling out the violin was... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , July 8, 2014

    Wonderful Instrument

    0 5/5 J. Zimdars "JustAnAuthor" (Wisconsin) - See all my reviews, October 14, 2013
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    Hard wood pegs, fingerboard and chinrest .
    Alloy tailpiece with 4 built-in fine tuners .


  • ADM

    ADM® 4/4 Full Size Handcrafted Solid Wood Student Violin with Starter Kits (Shaped Case & Violin Bow, Rosin, etc.), Popular Violin for Beginners, New Players and Students, Varnish Finish Violin-Traditional Red Brown lacquer finish

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    My son is very happy to have received a great gift

    0 5/5 Alexander Gonzalez (Caracas, VEN) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: ADM® 4/4 Full Size Handcrafted Solid Wood Student Violin with Starter Kits (Shaped Case & Violin Bow, Rosin, etc.), Popular Violin for Beginners, New Players and Students, Varnish Finish Violin-Traditional Red Brown lacquer finish My son is very happy to have received a great gift, thank you for making it possible. Excellent product of very good quality. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , July 8, 2014

    Great for first timers!

    0 5/5 sean kelley - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: ADM® 4/4 Full Size Handcrafted Solid Wood Student Violin with Starter Kits (Shaped Case & Violin Bow, Rosin, etc.), Popular Violin for Beginners, New Players and Students, Varnish Finish Violin-Traditional Red Brown lacquer finish This is my first violin and it's just perfect. I took it to my local music shop and he said for a beginner it's a perfect choice and that I wouldn't be able to tell the difference between this and some fancy high end brand. He told me to start out with this and then move up to something nicer if I choose to. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 15, 2014

    Would have been nice if it included rosin for the bow

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