A violin method for children aged four and older. Composed by Egon Sassmannshaus; Kurt Sassmannshaus. Stapled. Barenreiter's Sassmannshaus. With a Spanish text supplement. Instructional. Performance score. 64/11 pages pages. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA9664).
Item Number: BA.BA9664
ISBN 9790006541478. 30 x 23 cm inches. Text Language: English/Spanish. Illustrations: Charlotte Panowsky.
This edition consists of the English volume BA 9676 and an insert which includes translations of all text parts into Spanish.
After beginning with open strings and simple note values, learners become acquainted with the 'cuckoo call' (minor 3rd) as a basic interval for guidance purposes and for mastering good intonation. Volume 1 makes use of nursery rhymes, all of which are supplied with words to ensure that the melody lines can be easily grasped as a whole. All the fingers are introduced in succession, as well as simple accidentals and note values from whole note (semibreve) to eighth note (quaver). From the very beginning the volume places a special emphasis on reading musical notation and offers training in moving from one string to another and basic bowing strokes. Large print and delightful colour illustrations make the volume especially appealing to children. Enclosed is a sheet of cut-out musical cards that allow young learners to invent many puzzle and guessing games and later to master scales and pitch names.
To accompany this volume we recommend Volume 1 of the â€œViolin Recital Albumâ€ (BA 9668) edited by Kurt and Christoph Sassmannshaus and Melissa Lusk. It contains 20 recital pieces in first position with piano accompaniment and an optional second violin part, allowing young players to display their progress in recitals. â€œSpielbuch fÃ¼r Streicherâ€ ('Recital Pieces for String Ensemble', BA 9698) and â€œWeihnachtsspielbuchâ€ ('Christmas Pieces for String Ensemble', BA 9699), both edited by Egon Sassmannshaus, give even the youngest learners an opportunity to try their hand at string ensemble playing.
About Baerenreiter's Sassmannshaus
Children playfully learn reliable technique at the earliest age. For more than three decades the Sassmannshaus Tradition has been the household name for excellence in beginner methods in German-speaking countries. More than half a million students have successfully learned to play using this publication.
This tried and tested German method is now available in English! The best-selling method that gave generations of European musicians their foundation is now available in English, with content and songs newly adapted for today's English speaking children.
What makes this method so special?
- The child-friendly and age-appropriate text underlying the music enables children to perceive melodies as a whole and to understand their singable qualities.
- Songs and scales in different positions are easily explained and mastered within the first year. This is an important advantage over methods that confine children to the first position for many years.
- Note reading is emphasized from the first lesson - children are brought up to become proficient sight-readers and play in chamber music ensembles as early as possible.
- In contrast to other beginner methods, The Sassmannshaus Tradition progresses swiftly by introducing advanced techniques in rudimentary form, such as shifting and varied bow strokes.
- Ensemble playing is encouraged from the very beginning.
- The method is suitable for single instruction as well as for group and class lessons.
- The large print notes and text as well as many colorful illustrations are particularly child-friendly and very attractive to pre-school children and school children alike.
- The substantial volumes contain comprehensive material and carefully calibrated learning curves. They keep children curious and interested for many months and years.