Egbert's Uncle Fred is off on a trip round the world. After a while postcards start arriving from far-off lands, each with a special 'musical friend' for Egbert and his violin, and a mysterious coded message . . . Postcards to Egbert introduces absolute beginner violinists to the rudiments of good technique, particularly the development of a strong sense of rhythm. All these 'mini-pieces' use open strings only: simple but imaginative piano accompaniments contribute to the young pupil's confidence and sense of achievement. Mary Cohen's lively and stimulating approach will capture and hold the attention of even the most reluctant beginner!