The Well-Tempered Violin
By Michael McLean
String - (Suzuki) Supplementary
The 24 pieces in The Well-Tempered Violin were composed in order to introduce every key to the young violinist. This is not a system to introduce reading, but rather a system that will strengthen reading skills. Within this framework, the popular dances and forms of the Baroque era are represented throughout the publication. A simple and straightforward text explains each piece and will enlighten and inform the student about this important repertoire. It is suggested, especially further into this book, that the teacher preface each piece with the corresponding scale and arpeggio.