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48 pages

The Abc's of Violin for the Absolute Beginner

Creator: Janice Tucker Rhoda | 2000

"A violin method book that's fun for both children and adults; includes classical and popular melodies you know and love!"--Cover.

Publisher: Carl Fischer, L.L.C.

About this book
"A violin method book that's fun for both children and adults; includes classical and popular melodies you know and love!"--Cover.



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

About this book
In the grand manner of Interview with the Vampire, Anne Rice's new novel moves across time and the continents, from nineteenth-century Vienna to a St. Charles Greek Revival mansion in present-day New Orleans to dazzling capitals of the modern-day world, telling a story of two charismatic figures bound to each other by a passionate commitment to music as a means of rapture, seduction, and liberation.


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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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    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

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

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  • Crescent

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

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    Go Violin!

    I ordered this violin on a Sunday evening and recieved it the following Saturday at 9am with the cheapest shipping.This is, well, a cheap violin. You're looking at it because you're interested in getting a cheap violin. Why? I thought of the following:Decor, prop, for a child, to find out if you hate or have an unknown untapped talent for the violin, you think it will be fun, but don't want to spend a lot of cash on a whim.I'm kind of the last two, and I don't have piles of cash lying around. So I figured I can afford that, if I hate it then hey at least it would look pretty in a room of my house somewhere.So yeah, it arrived timely. The case... is cheap. There's like some glue on the felt in spots, wooden debris, the outer material feels a bit flimsy, but it's a case, and it will suffice. It actually looks soft-sided but it's firm. I kinda like it. My interior was red, not the tan.Setting up the bridge is really easy. I'm... 4/5 Robyn (MN, USA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) I ordered this violin on a Sunday evening and recieved it the following Saturday at 9am with the cheapest shipping.This is, well, a cheap violin. You're looking at it because you're interested in getting a cheap violin. Why? I thought of the following:Decor, prop, for a child, to find out if you hate or have an unknown untapped talent for the violin, you think it will be fun, but don't want to spend a lot of cash on a whim.I'm kind of the last two, and I don't have piles of cash lying around. So I figured I can afford that, if I hate it then hey at least it would look pretty in a room of my house somewhere.So yeah, it arrived timely. The case... is cheap. There's like some glue on the felt in spots, wooden debris, the outer material feels a bit flimsy, but it's a case, and it will suffice. It actually looks soft-sided but it's firm. I kinda like it. My interior was red, not the tan.Setting up the bridge is really easy. I'm... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , July 18, 2006

    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) (Electronics) 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

    If you're even slightly interested, read this.

    So I'm going to be very critical and explain everything on my account of this violin.First and foremost, this violin can't hold a tune. Obviously, it's brand new! For anyone who knows anything about stringed instruments, new strings take a week to two weeks of gently playing with and tuning the strings so that they stretch and can hold a tune. So, disregard anything someone says about it not holding a tune, they must be really new.So the violin. It seems like a solid instrument. The coloring is cute, and it has a tiny bit of weight (its incredibly light). You need to attach the bridge yourself, which is very easy with the instructions that they give you. This is so that the bridge or strings don't break during shipping. Makes a very nice sound.The bow. The bow is a very nice one, smooth and solid. The horsehair can be tightened and loosened by a bolt at the end of the frog for easier storage. It makes a nice sound when rosined and is easy to... 4/5 Reagan Kaiser - 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) (Electronics) So I'm going to be very critical and explain everything on my account of this violin.First and foremost, this violin can't hold a tune. Obviously, it's brand new! For anyone who knows anything about stringed instruments, new strings take a week to two weeks of gently playing with and tuning the strings so that they stretch and can hold a tune. So, disregard anything someone says about it not holding a tune, they must be really new.So the violin. It seems like a solid instrument. The coloring is cute, and it has a tiny bit of weight (its incredibly light). You need to attach the bridge yourself, which is very easy with the instructions that they give you. This is so that the bridge or strings don't break during shipping. Makes a very nice sound.The bow. The bow is a very nice one, smooth and solid. The horsehair can be tightened and loosened by a bolt at the end of the frog for easier storage. It makes a nice sound when rosined and is easy to... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 2, 2014
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  • YR-Seasons

    New Violin Starter Kit 4/4 Full Size Student Violin With Bow, Rosin, Case, (Violin for beginners,violin for kids,violin for children,violin for adults) - Natural Colour

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    Rating (17 reviews):
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    It sounds very good. The case for it is a good strong

    0 5/5 Jacinda Rilla Wright (Shawnee, OK United States) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: New Violin Starter Kit 4/4 Full Size Student Violin With Bow, Rosin, Case, (Violin for beginners,violin for kids,violin for children,violin for adults) - Natural Colour ,It is a little more lightweight then I thought it would be. But then, I don't know much about violin's. It works. It sounds very good. The case for it is a good strong, durable one. It even has straps so you can carry it or put it on like a backpack. The first string on it did break after a few times of trying to play it, but that could have been my fault. If you are looking for a good, cheap starter violin, I would recommend this one. 0, May 15, 2015

    What even??

    0 1/5 Kailyn (Earth) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: New Violin Starter Kit 4/4 Full Size Student Violin With Bow, Rosin, Case, (Violin for beginners,violin for kids,violin for children,violin for adults) - Natural Colour Now, I'm not a professional violinist, but I bought this for my boyfriend while he's deployed as a welcome home gift and because he wants to play. And I understand it's a starter kit so I can't expect much, but when I opened the case it was in pieces, basically! It looked poorly packed. Three strings were in tact but the other one must have been broken! I tried putting it back, and when my aunt went to tune it, the string broke. When we tried sliding the "horse hair" bow against the strings, a few strands of the horse hair snapped.Im disappointed in this. I know it's starter but I could order a toy in better condition. Be expecting this back in a few weeks, thank you. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 3, 2015

    ... child or grandchild to the violin this is an excellent kit. Completely satisfied

    0 4/5 Dana Chappell - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: New Violin Starter Kit 4/4 Full Size Student Violin With Bow, Rosin, Case, (Violin for beginners,violin for kids,violin for children,violin for adults) - Natural Colour If you want to introduce your child or grandchild to the violin this is an excellent kit. Completely satisfied. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 29, 2015
    List Price: $89.99
    The fingerboard, tailpiece, pegs, and chin rest are made from plastic.
    The bow is made from ebony and white horse tail.
    This set includes violin, case, bow and rosin.
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  • For Dummies

    Violin For Dummies, Book + Online Video & Audio Instruction

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    Sometimes Books are the Best

    As a beginner, I've been trying to find just the right tool to teach me the violin, short of actually hiring a teacher.I've used "Dummies" books for years, going back to the olden days when I got a copy of "The Internet for Dummies." Later I learned how to use Adobe Illustrator from a "Dummies" book and was able to complete a huge marketing project because of it.I subscribe to an online violin tutor program but find that I'm constantly stopping and starting the videos. Plus, it's difficult to go back to and find lessons that answer simple questionsThat's why this "Dummies" book is so helpful. Everything is laid out chapter by chapter. Some can be skipped, depending on one's knowledge of music. For example, I play the guitar and clarinet, so basic information about music, notes and tempo aren't needed. But, I know absolutely nothing about the violin so I need to learn every part of it, how to hold it, how to use the... 5/5 McBean (Orange County, California) - See all my reviews, May 28, 2015

    Excellent For Adult-Learners Who Enjoy the Technical as Well as the Musical

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    A Violin learning program all in a book... with downloadable audio tracks to go with it!

    Since I have been teaching our kids and I to play violin using a computer program (my violin), I was thrilled to find something a little more detailed that will fill in the gaps. Honestly? I think this book would have been a better idea to begin with. It's MUCH more detailed and goes into fine detail of how to hold it, how to work your fingers for various songs and styles, etc... It's PERFECT and complete in and of itself to not only get you started, but to also be able to play basic stuff quite well. I've been working through it quite a bit and I'm impressed with the amount of detail and tips in it.Some neat stuff included:An online, downloadable list of all the tracks/music listed in the book... this is over 100 songs that you will use to practice, etc... as you go along.Also online are some videos that show you what the author is talking about (how to hold, finger placement, etc...). These are OKAY and need to be viewed as you are reading; some don't even... 5/5 Mommymemommy (United States) - See all my reviews This review is from: Violin For Dummies, Book + Online Video & Audio Instruction (Paperback) Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?) Since I have been teaching our kids and I to play violin using a computer program (my violin), I was thrilled to find something a little more detailed that will fill in the gaps. Honestly? I think this book would have been a better idea to begin with. It's MUCH more detailed and goes into fine detail of how to hold it, how to work your fingers for various songs and styles, etc... It's PERFECT and complete in and of itself to not only get you started, but to also be able to play basic stuff quite well. I've been working through it quite a bit and I'm impressed with the amount of detail and tips in it.Some neat stuff included:An online, downloadable list of all the tracks/music listed in the book... this is over 100 songs that you will use to practice, etc... as you go along.Also online are some videos that show you what the author is talking about (how to hold, finger placement, etc...). These are OKAY and need to be viewed as you are reading; some don't even... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 13, 2015
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  • Don't Fret

    Don't Fret FF121 First Fret Beginners Fingering Decal for 4/4 Violin and 14-Inch Viola

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    exelent for beginners if a bit pricy

    0 4/5 Chris C (Knoxville) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Don't Fret FF121 First Fret Beginners Fingering Decal for 4/4 Violin and 14-Inch Viola (Electronics) This is a serious aid in helping me learn to play as there is no one around that can put on fingerboard tape for me so this was measured in advanced so all i needed to do was peal and stick. I did find it a little annoying to apply to be honest but after about 5 minutes had it on strings tuned and ready to go. though i still have a small air bubble near the top it does not interfere with anything as it is a place the string will never touch. I did find this product to be just a little pricy for what it was. and a key note is this gives you the markers for first position for all those beginners like me moving the positions is very easy just move your fingers down one fret line then the spacing stays the same all the way up to 4th position. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , August 23, 2011

    Don't confuse "First Fret" with "Don't Fret"

    0 4/5 mswlogo (MA USA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Don't Fret FF121 First Fret Beginners Fingering Decal for 4/4 Violin and 14-Inch Viola (Electronics) Don't confuse "First Fret" with "Don't Fret"This is a "First Fret" not a "Don't Fret"This does not go above first position nor mark half steps. That may be what you want.But I wanted this only for upper positions and this was the wrong product.I need to reorder a "Don't Fret" 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 23, 2015

    Great!

    0 5/5 kate (new mexico) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Don't Fret FF121 First Fret Beginners Fingering Decal for 4/4 Violin and 14-Inch Viola (Electronics) I had previously purchased another decal that I was not pleased with. Too busy and difficult to see while playing. This, however, is just enough detail to give a guide for proper finger placement while not being distracting! Would highly recommend! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , August 16, 2014
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  • Alfred Music

    Suzuki Violin School: Violin Part, Vol. 1

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