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Belwin String Builder - Violin, Book 1

Violin

By Samuel Applebaum

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Orchestra violin
Violin. Method/Instruction; String Orchestra Method/Supplement. Belwin Course for Strings. Learn To Play. Instructional book. Instructional text, fingerings and illustrations. 32 pages. Published by Belwin Music (AP.EL01544).

Item Number: AP.EL01544
ISBN 0769251420. With instructional text, fingerings and illustrations. Learn To Play. 9x12 inches.

The BELWIN STRING BUILDER is a string class method in which the violin, viola, cello, and bass play together throughout. Each book, however, is a complete unit and may be used separately for class or individual instruction. The material in this book is realistically graded so that only a minimum of explanatory material is required. Each melody is interesting and will provide the basis for a fine left hand technic and bow arm. Available in three levels for violin, viola, cello, bass, piano accompaniment, and teacher's manual.

  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Location:
    Belle Vernon, PA
    Difficulty Level:
    Beginner
  • April 28, 2011 Violin instruction books

    Being an accordion and piano player over 50 years, I decided to learn to play a string (violin) instrument. After reviewing available lesson materials, I found Belwin books I & II along with with the illustrated "All for Strings" easy to follow for self-instruction. I am able to progress at...

    my own pace while enjoying the experience once I got past "squeaking" noises when learning to bow. I would recommend the series both as a lesson guide and also musical style variety

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  • 5

    Location:
    Thunder Bay ON Canada
    Difficulty Level:
    Beginner
  • April 22, 2011 Belwin String Builder - Violin, Book 1

    I use this series for both children and adult students. I have found this series simplified enough for children, and not overly simplified that it would be "insulting" to adults. The series is well organized, and having a teacher accompaniment for some of the tunes allows the students to learn...

    how to concentrate on their part. Two thumbs up.

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  • 5

    Location:
    Greenville, SC
    Difficulty Level:
    Beginner
  • September 16, 2008 Great for beginners

    I use as a supplement to Essential Elements 2000. It works great to help you build on you may learn through a book like Essential Elements.

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  • 3

    Location:
    NJ
    Difficulty Level:
    Beginner
  • April 23, 2007 Easy to start

    This series is easy to start but lacking of the deep and wide fundation.

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  • 4

    Location:
    Birmingham, AL
    Difficulty Level:
    Beginner
  • April 22, 2007 Tried 'N True

    Despite some drawbacks, this is still the best beginner method I have seen myself. UPSIDE: Applebaum gives the student plenty of time to develop rhythm recognition, note-reading, and a modicum of BOW CONTROL, before throwing piles of notes at them. It never resorts to putting letters in the note...

    heads, but rather encourages real note reading from the outset, at a comfortable pace. DOWNSIDE: Music is rather out-of-date and stolid, which is a real problem for some teachers and students--what might have been children's standards when the book was written are unrecognizable to most of my students. "Bobby Shaftoe'? who has sung that recently? In the best of all worlds, this book should be updated musically, while keeping the well-paced and solid foundation work it gives, but until it is, I continue to use it with supplements, and it produces good results with not a lot of complaints.

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