$19.99
Ultimate Beginner Series: Violin Basics
By Dana Freeman
Item: 00-39308
UPC: 038081439907
ISBN 10: 0739089145
ISBN 13: 9780739089149
PRICE: $19.99
Series: The Ultimate Beginner Series
Category: String - Violin Method or Collection
Format: Book & DVD
Instrument: Violin
Level: Beginner
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 DVD 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 DVD, make this book a must-have for anyone learning to play violin. When you are finished with this book and DVD, you will have the solid fundamentals needed to successfully play the violin.
TITLE COMPOSER
Important Tips
A LITTLE HISTORY
PARTS OF THE VIOLIN
The Bow
Rosin
HOLDING THE VIOLIN
Standing
Sitting
Chin and Shoulder Rests
PLAYING PIZZICATO
Helpful Tip
TUNING THE VIOLIN
Helpful Tip
The Chromatic Scale
"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
Important Tip
CARING FOR YOUR VIOLIN
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
Music Notation
Notes
The Staff and Clef
Ledger Lines
Chromatic Scale in Music Notation
Time
Exercises in Music Notation
1---Contact Point
Bow Exercise No. 1
2---Speed
3---Weight
PUTTING IT TOGETHER
CHOOSING A VIOLIN AND CASE
The Violin
Violin Sizing Chart
The Case
INTRODUCTION
Holding the Bow
The Down Bow and Up Bow
The Three Elements of a Good Bow Stroke
Piano
Pitch Pipe
How to Tune
Helpful Tips