Ultimate Beginner Series: Violin Basics

Ultimate Beginner Series: Violin Basics

By Dana Freeman Violin Book & DVD Level: Beginner Item: 00-39308
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The Ultimate Beginner Series has helped thousands of aspiring musicians begin experiencing the fun of playing music in the simplest, most direct manner possible. This book and video set is perfect for beginning students, those changing from another instrument, or as a refresher course for players returning to the violin after many years. You will learn all the basics of holding the instrument and bow, using your hands to finger notes, tuning your instrument, and reading music. The step-by-step explanations, photographs, diagrams of every concept, and the correlating online video, make this book a must-have for anyone learning to play violin. When you are finished with this book and video, you will have the solid fundamentals needed to successfully play the violin.


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Contents

Title
INTRODUCTION
CHOOSING A VIOLIN AND CASE
The Violin
Violin Sizing Chart
The Case
CARING FOR YOUR VIOLIN
Important Tips
A LITTLE HISTORY
PARTS OF THE VIOLIN
The Bow
Rosin
HOLDING THE VIOLIN
Standing
Sitting
Chin and Shoulder Rests
Important Tip
PLAYING PIZZICATO
Helpful Tip
TUNING THE VIOLIN
Helpful Tip
Piano
Pitch Pipe
How to Tune
Helpful Tips
PUTTING IT TOGETHER
Holding the Bow
The Down Bow and Up Bow
The Three Elements of a Good Bow Stroke
1---Contact Point
Bow Exercise No. 1
2---Speed
3---Weight
Summary
LEARNING THE LEFT HAND
Your First Left-Hand Exercise
You Can Play a Scale!
You Can Play a Song! "Au Clair de la Lune"
PLAYING WITH THE BOW
"Au Clair de la Lune" with the Bow
Bow Exercise No. 2: Arm and Bow Position
Bow Exercise No. 3: String Crossing
CONCLUSION
ADDENDUM: THE BASICS OF MUSIC AND MUSIC NOTATION
The Violin Fingerboard
Half Steps and Whole Steps
The Chromatic Scale
Music Notation
Notes
The Staff and Clef
Ledger Lines
Chromatic Scale in Music Notation
Time
Exercises in Music Notation

Additional Information

Series: The Ultimate Beginner Series
Author: Dana Freeman
Instrument: Violin
Format: Book & Online Video
Page Count: 40
Item Number: 00-39308
ISBN 10: 0-7390-8914-5
ISBN 13: 978-0-7390-8914-9
UPC: 038081439907

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