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Ultimate Beginner Violin Basics

By Dana Freeman

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Violin - Beginner
Composed by Dana Freeman. Book; DVD; Method/Instruction; String - Violin Method or Collection. The Ultimate Beginner Series. 40 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.39308).

Item Number: AP.39308
ISBN 0739089145.

The Ultimate Beginner Series has helped thousands of aspiring musicians begin experiencing the fun of playing music in the simplest, most direct manner possible. This book and DVD set is perfect for beginning students, those changing from another instrument, or as a refresher course for players returning to the violin after many years. You will learn all the basics of holding the instrument and bow, using your hands to finger notes, tuning your instrument, and reading music. The step-by-step explanations, photographs, diagrams of every concept, and the correlating DVD, make this book a must-have for anyone learning to play violin. When you are finished with this book and DVD, you will have the solid fundamentals needed to successfully play the violin.

About Ultimate Beginner Series

The Ultimate Beginner Series is the ideal way to start playing now! It guides you through all the basics and gets you started playing right away. Legendary instructors cut through all the red tape and confusing lingo to get you playing immediately. Step-by-step explanations and diagrams for every concept make this series a must-have for anyone learning to play.

  • Introduction 
  • The Violin 
  • Violin Sizing Chart 
  • The Case 
  • Important Tips 
  • The Bow 
  • Rosin 
  • Holding The Violin 
  • Standing 
  • Sitting 
  • Chin and Shoulder Rests 
  • Important Tip 
  • Helpful Tip 
  • Piano 
  • Pitch Pipe 
  • How to Tune 
  • Helpful Tips 
  • Putting It Together 
  • Holding the Bow 
  • The Down Bow and Up Bow 
  • The Three Elements of a Good Bow Stroke 
  • 1---Contact Point 
  • Bow Exercise No. 1 
  • 2---Speed 
  • 3---Weight 
  • Summary 
  • Your First Left-Hand Exercise 
  • You Can Play a Scale! 
  • You Can Play a Song! "Au Clair de la Lune" 
  • Au Clair de la Lune with the Bow 
  • Bow Exercise No. 2: Arm and Bow Position 
  • Bow Exercise No. 3: String Crossing 
  • Conclusion 
  • The Violin Fingerboard 
  • Half Steps And Whole Steps 
  • The Chromatic Scale 
  • Music Notation 
  • Notes 
  • The Staff and Clef 
  • Ledger Lines 
  • Chromatic Scale in Music Notation 
  • Time 
  • Exercises in Music Notation 
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