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Beginner Viola Theory for Children, Book One

By Melanie Smith

Viola - Beginning
Composed by Melanie Smith. Perfect binding, Theory & Harmony. Children. Book. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.20621).

Item Number: MB.20621

ISBN 9780786670901. 8.5 x 11 inches.

This book is designed as a workbook to teach theory specifically relevant to the viola 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 viola 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 viola theory. No matter who uses this book, it will give a strong foundation to viola theory and through this understanding will foster a greater love of playing. Concepts covered in this book include: learning the parts of the viola, learning about line and space notes, learning musical symbols and how to draw music.

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  • 5

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  • 2011-07-26 00:00:00.0 Great

    This book is fabulous for the very beginner violist. 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.

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