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First Lessons Violin

Violin - Beginning
Composed by Craig Duncan. Saddle-stitched, Methods. First Lessons. All Styles. Book/CD/DVD Set. 32 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.99292SET).

Item Number: MB.99292SET
ISBN 9780786625826. All Styles. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

This text presents beginning violin technique and basic music-reading fundamentals, with an emphasis on the use of melodies and classical pieces to teach each new concept. The 28 lessons include basic technique and reading skills, scales in the keys of A, D, G, and C as well as bowing techniques such as dynamic contrast, slurs, accents, and staccato bowing. There are 47 melodies presented including works by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Handel, Mozart and other classical composers. The companion CD and DVD feature all of the exercises and pieces recorded with solo violin and piano accompaniment.

* Uses melodies and pieces to introduce technique and fundamentals.
* Includes scales in A, D, G, and C; slurs, accents, and staccato bowing.
* 47 melodies, including works by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart, and more.
* Companion CD and DVD contains all exercises and pieces.

DVD 69:10 minutes.

  • Lesson 1 
  • Holding The Violin 
  • Playing the Open Strings 
  • Quarter Notes and Half Notes 
  • Lesson 2 
  • Notes in the First Position on the A and E strings 
  • Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star 
  • Lesson 3 
  • Key Signatures 
  • Mary Had A Little Lamb 
  • Jingle Bells  
  • Lesson 4 
  • Repeat Signs 
  • Russian Dance Tune 
  • Lightly Row 
  • Dotted Notes 
  • Camptown Races 
  • Lesson 5 
  • Eighth Notes 
  • Hungarian Folk Song #1 
  • The Old Gray Goose 
  • Lesson 6 
  • Notes in the First Position on the D string 
  • Ode to Joy (Ninth Symphony Theme) - Ludwig van Beethoven 
  • Rests 
  • Scherzando - Bela Barotok 
  • Lesson 7 
  • D Scale  
  • Gavotte 
  • Country Gardens 
  • Can, Can - Jacques Offenbach 
  • Lesson 8 
  • Dynamics 
  • Dixie 
  • Largo from The New World Symphony - Anton Dvorak 
  • Lesson 9 
  • Notes in the Key of D on the E string 
  • Riguadon - Henry Purcell 
  • Lesson 10 
  • Time Signature 
  • Lavender's Blue 
  • Allegretto - Ludwig van Beethoven 
  • Lesson 11 
  • Slurs 
  • Simple Gifts - Shaker melody 
  • Lesson 12 
  • Accents 
  • Fanfare Minuet 
  • King William's March - Jeremiah Clarke 
  • Lesson 13 
  • KEY OF G 
  • London Symphony - Joseph Haydn 
  • Lesson 14 
  • Crescendo and Descresendo 
  • Jamaica - English Dance Tune 
  • Lesson 15 
  • The Upbeat 
  • British Grenadiers 
  • Symphony Theme - Johannes Brahms 
  • Lesson 16 
  • Accidentals 
  • Minuet - Georg Philipp Telemann 
  • The Harmonious Blacksmith - Georg Frederic Handel 
  • Lesson 17 
  • KEY OF C 
  • Trumpet Minuet 
  • Lesson 18 
  • Ritard 
  • French March (duet) 
  • Lesson 19 
  • Playing two notes with the same bow direction 
  • Gavotte In C 
  • Marche from The Algerian Suite - Camille Saint-Sa‘ns 
  • Lesson 20 
  • The Fourth Finger 
  • BourŽe from Water Music - Georg Frederic Handel 
  • Etude - Nikolai Paganini 
  • Lesson 21 
  • Fourth Finger and Open Strings 
  • Gavotte from Sonata #2, Opus 5 - Georg Frederic Handel 
  • Menuet - J. S. Bach 
  • Lesson 22 
  • Key of A 
  • German Dance - Ludwig van Beethoven 
  • Lesson 23 
  • German Dance in A - Ludwig van Beethoven 
  • Andante Grazioso - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 
  • Lesson 24 
  • Sixteenth Notes 
  • Ride, Ride - Dmitri Kabalevsky 
  • Bonaparte's Retreat 
  • Lesson 25 
  • Dotted Eighth Note 
  • Soldier's March - Robert Schumann 
  • Theme from the Fourth Symphony - Franz Schubert 
  • Lesson 26 
  • Staccato 
  • Glockenspiel - Wolfgang A. Mozart 
  • Lesson 27 
  • Staccato and Legato 
  • Surprise Symphony - Joseph Haydn 
  • Gavotte in D - Arcangelo Corelli 
  • Lesson 28 
  • Grace Notes 
  • Sonatina - Ludwig van Beethoven 

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  • March 30, 2007 It's OK

    This book can get very boring in the begining but once you start to get it it's alright. If you really want to play good you should really try something else or go to a violin teacher. Not the best but not to bad.

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