Scaley Monsters for Violin (Scales Without Tears for Young Violinists). Composed by Mary Cohen. For Violin. Book; Method/Instruction; String - Violin Studies or Collection; Technique Musicianship. Faber Edition. Elementary. Published by Faber Music (AP.12-0571514235).
A Monster Guide to scale practice, aimed at young violinists of Grades 1-2 (Early Elementary / Elementary) standard. Each scale/arpeggio is accompanied by a Dinosaur Footprint Map, indicating finger patterns, with lots of handy tips including standard rhythmic variants. Each scale also has a special solo piece in the same key, using the scale and arpeggio patterns, so that young players can understand the importance of scale practice, and how it relates to successful performance. Delightfully illustrated with dinosaur cartoons, Scaley Monsters is guaranteed to liven up practice routines.