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Beginner Violin Theory for Children

Creator: Melanie Smith | Music - 2011-02-24

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.

Publisher: Mel Bay Publications

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.



48 pages

Play Violin Today! Beginner's Pack, Level 1 Book/CD/DVD Pack

Creator: Kaitlyn Hahn | Music - 2011-11-01

This complete guide to the basics covers: assembly and care for the instrument * how to produce sound * reading music notation and rhythms * fingering chart * and more.

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

About this book
(Play Today Instructional Series). Learn at your own pace and open the door to the world of violin music with this beginner's book/CD/DVD instruction pack! Play Today! is the ULTIMATE self-teaching method, designed to offer quality instruction and terrific songs. All you have to do is follow along with the tips, lessons and music provided as you listen to the CD or watch the DVD. The book includes 70 great songs with a professional quality CD. The DVD features on-screen violin notation so you can play all the music examples. This complete guide to the basics covers: assembly and care for the instrument * how to produce sound * reading music notation and rhythms * fingering chart * and more.



48 pages

The Abc's of Violin for the Absolute Beginner

Creator: Janice Tucker Rhoda | Violin - 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.


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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)

    Musical Instruments (Cecilio Musical Instruments)

    Rating (0 reviews):
    (3.6/5)
    Cecilio Musical Instruments

    Give It a Chance

    I bought this for my 8 year-old niece for Christmas. She's been begging to have a violin for as long as I can remember, and I can guaranty she won't be disappointed with this instrument.There are some things that need to be said in this review though.First of all, I've played guitar for the last 33 years. I began playing when I was ten. By the time I was a teenager, I was not only playing guitar and bass, but I was doing repair work for myself and other people. I know electric guitars and basses inside and out. About the only thing I can't, or won't do with one of these instruments is a re-fret - mainly because I don't have the space or the tools for it. I've been setting up stringed instruments for more than half my life.That being said...I firmly believe a lot of the negative reviews I've read here are written by people who felt the violin should have been in tune and playable right out of the box - which is ludicrous. This is a small,... 4/5 MICHAEL C ROGERS (Mountain Top, PA USA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Mendini 4/4 MV-Blue Solid Wood Violin with Hard Case, Shoulder Rest, Bow, Rosin and Extra Strings (Full Size) (Electronics) I bought this for my 8 year-old niece for Christmas. She's been begging to have a violin for as long as I can remember, and I can guaranty she won't be disappointed with this instrument.There are some things that need to be said in this review though.First of all, I've played guitar for the last 33 years. I began playing when I was ten. By the time I was a teenager, I was not only playing guitar and bass, but I was doing repair work for myself and other people. I know electric guitars and basses inside and out. About the only thing I can't, or won't do with one of these instruments is a re-fret - mainly because I don't have the space or the tools for it. I've been setting up stringed instruments for more than half my life.That being said...I firmly believe a lot of the negative reviews I've read here are written by people who felt the violin should have been in tune and playable right out of the box - which is ludicrous. This is a small,... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 29, 2014

    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 purchase

    I'm not a professional and this is my 2nd time owning a violin. The first was a few years ago in the third grade... First off, this violin, as many have mentioned is pretty freaking amazing for the price. Especially if you are starting out and want something that sounds good without drying out your pocket. The violin itself was a bit difficult for me to operate at first because, well.. Beginner. But after a few videos I got it tuned and no, the strings did not snap off. When I was putting the bridge I accidentally slipped and the the g string popped. I was scared I that I had broken it but was pleasantly surprised that it was still intact! Yup! The Rosen, im not professional as I mentioned so I can't say I know a good Rosen when I see one. It is useable. After scratching off the glossy surface and used it on my bow, it played fine but I had to adjust every so often and it left white dust on my violin. So if you are as anxious as me and don't wanna wait to buy a new one the one it came... 5/5 Rose - 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'm not a professional and this is my 2nd time owning a violin. The first was a few years ago in the third grade... First off, this violin, as many have mentioned is pretty freaking amazing for the price. Especially if you are starting out and want something that sounds good without drying out your pocket. The violin itself was a bit difficult for me to operate at first because, well.. Beginner. But after a few videos I got it tuned and no, the strings did not snap off. When I was putting the bridge I accidentally slipped and the the g string popped. I was scared I that I had broken it but was pleasantly surprised that it was still intact! Yup! The Rosen, im not professional as I mentioned so I can't say I know a good Rosen when I see one. It is useable. After scratching off the glossy surface and used it on my bow, it played fine but I had to adjust every so often and it left white dust on my violin. So if you are as anxious as me and don't wanna wait to buy a new one the one it came... Read more, April 14, 2015
    List Price: $66.99
    Hand-carved solid spruce top with maple back & sides
    1 Year Warranty Against Manufacturer's Defects
    Size 4/4 (Full Size) satin antique violin
    Includes: lightweight hard case, a Brazilwood bow with unbleached genuine Mongolian horsehair, rosin, adjustable shoulder rest, two bridges, and an extra set of strings
    Maple fingerboard, pegs, and chin rest with an alloy tailpiece with four integrated fine tuners


  • Carl Fischer

    The ABCs of Violin for the Absolute Beginner, Book 1 (Book & MP3/PDF)

    Book (Carl Fischer)

    Rating (251 reviews):
    (4.1/5)
    Carl Fischer

    Best Beginner Violin Book for Self Teaching (IMO)

    I started playing violin about a year ago and ordered three beginner books (ABC's, Essential Elements for Strings, and Suzuki) to try them out and see which I liked the most for learning violin without a teacher. I thought ABC's had the best learning curve for techniques and was organized really well in teaching violin skills and I really liked the eclectic songs that they used. ABC's also did a good job of picking the right songs to help teach each "lesson", for instance learning how to slur in the end of the book.Suzuki was also a good book, but I could tell going through it that it was geared more towards having a teacher. It also had a steeper learning curve in the beginning.Essential Elements did the best at explaining technique and fingerings but I didn't like the song choices as much as in ABC's or Suzuki. However I did find it to be better for self teaching than Suzuki.P.S. If you get this book, definitely use the CD that... 5/5 Derek Wood - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: The ABCs of Violin for the Absolute Beginner, Book 1 (Book & MP3/PDF) (Sheet music) I started playing violin about a year ago and ordered three beginner books (ABC's, Essential Elements for Strings, and Suzuki) to try them out and see which I liked the most for learning violin without a teacher. I thought ABC's had the best learning curve for techniques and was organized really well in teaching violin skills and I really liked the eclectic songs that they used. ABC's also did a good job of picking the right songs to help teach each "lesson", for instance learning how to slur in the end of the book.Suzuki was also a good book, but I could tell going through it that it was geared more towards having a teacher. It also had a steeper learning curve in the beginning.Essential Elements did the best at explaining technique and fingerings but I didn't like the song choices as much as in ABC's or Suzuki. However I did find it to be better for self teaching than Suzuki.P.S. If you get this book, definitely use the CD that... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 28, 2015

    In love with this purchase!!

    5/5 Lizzi Key - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: The ABCs of Violin for the Absolute Beginner: Violin, Book 1 (Paperback) This is a great book for an ultimate beginner, like me. I had music class all the way back in middle school and since then I completely forgot how to read sheet music. This book really went over that before learning anything else, which was great. Also, my book came with a hand written note explaining their gratitude for my purchase, and scattered in the book are little hand written tid bits. I love that it seems like a book someone took time with, and really wanted the buyer to enjoy LEARNING violin. Love love love it. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 18, 2014

    I love the way the lessons are graded

    5/5 Amazon Customer - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: The ABCs of Violin for the Absolute Beginner, Book 1 (Book & MP3/PDF) (Sheet music) I love the way the lessons are graded. It's really for the absolute beginner! When following through the lessons and exercises and practicing them daily, you can find yourself playing the violin in matter of days. From being a total dummy in violin, now I can play tunes even without a practical tutor (of course with a little help from Youtube videos). Thanks to the "ABCs of Violin". Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 1, 2016
    List Price: $14.99


  • Cecilio Musical Instruments

    Cecilio CVN-300 Solidwood Ebony Fitted Violin with D'Addario Prelude Strings, Size 4/4 (Full Size)

    Musical Instruments (Cecilio Musical Instruments)

    Rating (303 reviews):
    (4.2/5)
    Cecilio Musical Instruments

    Bang for Your Buck, Especially When Bought Used! Suggested Replacements are Linked.

    As a beginner, I have hunted any and all online violins here on Amazon within my lower price range. First, it was between a Mendini 300 and the Cecilio CVN-200. After watching videos and reading reviews, Mendini seemed to be the hit or miss violin, and I decided not to take that risk. It was then the 200, right?Wrong. I decided to compare the 200 and 300 at a last second doubt before purchasing. The tones are richer in the 300, but the 200 is significantly lighter if it is a deciding factor to you. The price really is great for the quality of this violin. Keep in mind, you get what you pay for, you won't sound like Lindsey Stirling with whats in here, unless you are a prodigy of a sort.Now, if you are concerned with the value of the bundle portion of the purchase, that's where I docked a star off. Most of the additional items included were doubted automatically, and sadly were right. The tuner gave up within 5 minutes, and even with a switch of the provided batteries to... 4/5 Cheyenne P. - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Cecilio CVN-300 Solidwood Ebony Fitted Violin with D'Addario Prelude Strings, Size 4/4 (Full Size) (Electronics) As a beginner, I have hunted any and all online violins here on Amazon within my lower price range. First, it was between a Mendini 300 and the Cecilio CVN-200. After watching videos and reading reviews, Mendini seemed to be the hit or miss violin, and I decided not to take that risk. It was then the 200, right?Wrong. I decided to compare the 200 and 300 at a last second doubt before purchasing. The tones are richer in the 300, but the 200 is significantly lighter if it is a deciding factor to you. The price really is great for the quality of this violin. Keep in mind, you get what you pay for, you won't sound like Lindsey Stirling with whats in here, unless you are a prodigy of a sort.Now, if you are concerned with the value of the bundle portion of the purchase, that's where I docked a star off. Most of the additional items included were doubted automatically, and sadly were right. The tuner gave up within 5 minutes, and even with a switch of the provided batteries to... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 3, 2016

    Perfect!!

    5/5 eyezayuh - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Cecilio CVN-300 Solidwood Ebony Fitted Violin with D'Addario Prelude Strings, Size 4/4 (Full Size) (Electronics) This violin looks great, sounds great and is just overall a great product. I've been playing for 13 years and I can tell you that the quality of this instrument is comparable to that of a violin that costs over $1000. All I had to do when I received it is just adjust the bridge a little and tune it up. Everything that came with the violin was great quality also. I recommend this to anyone that is looking for a good quality violin at an inexpensive price. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 3, 2014

    Great deal for the money and excellent option for beginner to intermediate player.

    I purchased this violin 10 months ago, so I've had ample time to evaluate it. I played violin all though my teen years and quit in my sophomore year of college. As a middle aged adult, I decided I wanted to play again, but didn’t want to invest a lot of money until I saw if I would be successful at it. I’ve been very happy with this instrument. It has a clean sound and blends well with other instruments. The only change that I’ve made is that I’ve replaced the strings with a set of Dominants, which produce a warmer sound. Our church has an active music program and, after becoming comfortable with playing again, I’ve been accompanying the music at services. I’ve also performed a duet prelude with our music director, who also plays violin, and the tone of our instruments blended together nicely; she was impressed with its sound for an inexpensive violin. The violin holds its tuning well and is comfortable to play. My opinion is that it’s a... 5/5 Amazon Customer - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Cecilio CVN-300 Solidwood Ebony Fitted Violin with D'Addario Prelude Strings, Size 4/4 (Full Size) (Electronics) I purchased this violin 10 months ago, so I've had ample time to evaluate it. I played violin all though my teen years and quit in my sophomore year of college. As a middle aged adult, I decided I wanted to play again, but didn’t want to invest a lot of money until I saw if I would be successful at it. I’ve been very happy with this instrument. It has a clean sound and blends well with other instruments. The only change that I’ve made is that I’ve replaced the strings with a set of Dominants, which produce a warmer sound. Our church has an active music program and, after becoming comfortable with playing again, I’ve been accompanying the music at services. I’ve also performed a duet prelude with our music director, who also plays violin, and the tone of our instruments blended together nicely; she was impressed with its sound for an inexpensive violin. The violin holds its tuning well and is comfortable to play. My opinion is that it’s a... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 29, 2016
    List Price: $129.99
    Includes: Cecilio chromatic tuner, lesson book, lightweight hard case, 2 x Brazilwood bows with unbleached genuine Mongolian horsehair, quality rosin cake, adjustable shoulder rest, and an extra bridge
    Ebony fingerboard, pegs chinrest, and tailpiece with 4 detachable nickel plated fine tuners
    Strung with D'Addario Prelude Strings
    Size 4/4 (full size) violin with solid spruce wood top, maple back, neck and sides with inlaid purfling in antique varnish
    Note: Does not include extra set of strings.
    1 Year Warranty Against Manufacturer's Defects


  • Hal Leonard

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

    Book (Hal Leonard)

    Rating (27 reviews):
    (4.4/5)
    Hal Leonard

    A great way to learn to play a violin

    5/5 Loves Books (USA) - See all my reviews, September 22, 2015

    Five Stars

    5/5 Robin Creel - 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) Perfect combination for those who are starting out learning a new instrument!! Easily followed and used!! Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 12, 2016

    Good buy

    5/5 jamie - 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) Good teaching tool, if you know how to read music Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 28, 2016
    List Price: $19.95


  • Mefeir

    4/4 Full Size Acoustic Violin Fiddle with Case Bow Rosin Black for Beginner

    Musical Instruments (Mefeir)
    List Price: $199.99

    Rosin Dimensions: (1.89 x 1.22 x 0.63)" / (4.8 x 3.1 x 1.6)cm (L x W x H)
    Case Dimensions: (31.30 x 10.04 x 4.72)" / (79.5 x 25.5 x 12)cm (L x W x H)
    4/4 full size, Violin Dimensions: (23.43 x 8.27 x 2.76)" / (59.5 x 21 x 7)cm (L x W x H)
    Bow Length: 29.13" / 74cm
    Panel Dimensions: (14.02 x 8.27 x 2.76)" / (35.6 x 21 x 7)cm (L x W x H)


  • JunHao

    Vizcaya 2 Full Sets Violin String (G-D-A-E , G-D-A-E) for 4/4 - 3/4 Size Beginner,Student Violin Replacement ,Extra 4 string(E1,A2,E1,A2)

    Musical Instruments (JunHao)
    List Price: $9.95

    Vizcaya deluxe Violin Strings suitable to use on 4/4 and 3/4 Violin sizes. 3/4 and 4/4 Violins uses the same size strings.
    Flexible and soft to the touch makes playability easy for all player levels.
    The package included 12 strings( E-A-D-G,E-A-D-G, E-A, E-A).So you have 4 E strings,4 A strings,2 D strings,2 G strings.
    High quality solid steel core for nice warm tone and longevity.
    Steel core composite aluminum-magnesium alloy wound with ball end.



  • Glarry

    MicroMall(TM) 1/2 Acoustic Violin + Case + Bow + Rosin Natural

    Musical Instruments (Glarry)
    List Price: $37.69

    Suitable for kids who are 9-10 years old
    Violin Color: Natural Color
    This set includes violin, case, bow and rosin


  • Windsor

    Windsor MI-1013 1/4 Size Violin Outfit Including Case Designed for Children

    Musical Instruments (Windsor)

    Rating (8 reviews):
    (4.3/5)
    Windsor

    Surprisingly bright and beautiful sound for such an inexpensive instrument

    This MI-1006 Full Size Violin from Windsor is a surprisingly good quality, beginner violin for the price and a good choice for a new violin student.The violin comes with a nice, lightweight case, a bow, the violin, the bridge, some rosin and an instruction sheet for installing the bridge. It is already pre-strung. The violin is fairly lightweight, but seems well made and is nicely finished. The lighter weight is a plus if this is for a child.The bow is cheap but serviceable. Mine arrived with several broken hairs which I had to trim off. Because it is cheap, I would suggest being very careful to loosen the bow after every practice session and the re-tighten when you are ready to play again. If you or your child decides to continue playing violin, you'll want to buy a better bow at some point. I think the Fiddlerman carbon fiber bow is a great choice and very sturdy... 5/5 Terry - See all my reviews, March 12, 2017

    pretty good for the price!

    Look at the price and consider that as you set your expectations.Now that you have factored in the fact it comes with a case, rosin, bow, and violin, which had to be hand made by people, even if underpaid people, here's what to expect: This is a beginner instrument perfect for finding out if you want to seriously pursue the violin. It's a cool way to start something without investing a lot, and only after time, deciding if upgrading is worth it and if you plan to develop your skills.I have never played the violin, so that's the spirit in which I began this adventure. I had no idea what to expect, other than a very inexpensive instrument that is hopefully not just a toy. If I were a concert violinist, I would probably hate it, but a concert violinist isn't in the market for a $60 violin, so let's be reasonable.First, the website isn't up yet. I can't review what isn't there, but the company *might* have considered setting that up before having reviewers... 4/5 Hedera Femme (USA) - See all my reviews, March 19, 2017

    Not Impressed

    I have a Cecilio beginner violin. Yes, it was a little more expensive than this particular violin. But I am comparing the quality between the two because that is what I have experience with and they are both sold as "beginner" instruments. While this violin can be tuned and does work. The quality and details make it a more frustrating experience for a beginner. I'll take it piece by piece.The case is fine. Not super high quality. But adequate. It has a carrying handle and backpack straps. It has room inside for two bows. A velcro strap secures the neck of the violin. A small compartment to hold your rosin. It also has a zipper pocket on the front, though it isn't very big so it won't hold much. Maybe just a tuner or shoulder rest.The bow is really unimpressive. Mine came with many broken hairs. My Cecilio bows just sound better. The bow grip is really haggard looking. It works. But that is about all I can say for it.The rosin came completely chipped and... 3/5 Lindsey (Georgia, USA) - See all my reviews, March 16, 2017
    List Price: $74.99
    Spruce Top
    Suitable for Ages 5-7 yrs.
    Complete with Carry Case, Horsehair Bow and Rosin
    Suitable Up to Grade Five
    Ebony Colored Fingerboard With Tuning Pegs


  • DirectlyCheap

    4/4 Size Student Beginners Violin with Case and Accessories - Green & DirectlyCheap(TM) Translucent Blue Medium Pick

    Musical Instruments (DirectlyCheap)
    List Price: $61.95
    Price: $53.95
    You Save: $8.00 (13%)

    Handcarved Basswood
    Kids or Beginners Affordable Violin
    Horsehair bow
    Catalpa Fingerboard
    Include Hard Travel Case


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