Beginner Violin Theory for Children, Book One by Melanie Smith. For Violin. Theory. Children. Beginning. Book. 84 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.20296).
ISBN 9780786670871. Children. 8.5" x 11" inches.
This book is designed as a workbook to teach theory specifically relevant to the violin at a level that is attainable and challenging, yet fun for young children. It is intended to build confidence and solidify the relationship between theory and playing. Children will enjoy the drawing and coloring activities in the book, while developing the fundamentals of violin theory at the same time. The book can be used to teach beginners the basics of theory, or even to refresh musicians who might need a small review of violin theory. No matter who uses this book, it will give a strong foundation to violin theory, and through this understanding will foster a greater love of playing. Concepts covered in this book include: learning the parts of the violin; learning about line and space notes; learning musical symbols; and how to draw music.
July 26, 2011
Great for the very beginner
This book is fabulous for the very beginner violinist. Starts at the very beginning of note reading and writing. The only complaint is that the eighth note and sixteenth note flags are not standard and the stems on the 3rd line are pointing up-- acceptable, but barely. Other than than,...
11 of 24 people found this review helpful.
Location: from New York NY
July 2, 2008
I am an educator and this book was pathetic. It never taught anything other than how to draw an oval - create a note. I was hoping to help my daughter learn to read music....not using this book. VERY DISAPPOINTING!!!!
16 of 32 people found this review helpful.
April 17, 2008
It would be helpful in such a negative review if you would mention the age of the child. I imagine the experience of a 4 year old with this book will be very different from that of a 7 year old, for example.
19 of 34 people found this review helpful.
February 24, 2008
Not helpful for young students
My daughter is a Suzuki student, playing for about two years and is interested in reading music. She won't learn to read with the Suzuki method for a while so I bought this to introduce the concept - to build on her natural motivation. Most of the exercises only have...
24 of 39 people found this review helpful.