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Technical Studies for Beginning Violin

By Craig Duncan

Violin - Beginning
Composed by Craig Duncan. Perfect binding, Technic. Building Excellence. All Styles. Book. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.94559).

Item Number: MB.94559

ISBN 9781562221645. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

Presents much needed repertoire on the A,E,D, and G strings in the keys of A,D, and G, in addition to providing a wealth of finger strengthening and dexterity-building studies. Ideal Suzuki supplement. This edition in the Building Excellence Series presents a carefully graded progression of 85 short exercises divided into 18 lessons on technique, including duet playing. Includes photos of proper finger positions and artwork which will help keep the interest of the student and helps indicate progress. Each lesson also includes helpful, easy-to-understand explanation of musical principles.

  • Building Block 1: Notes on the A String 
  • Building Block 2: Notes on the E String 
  • Building Block 3: The Key Signature - Key of A 
  • Building Block 4: Notes on the D String 
  • Building Block 5: The Key of D 
  • Building Block 6: Notes on the G String 
  • Building Block 7: The Key of G 
  • Building Block 8: Low Second Finger 
  • Building Block 9: High and Low Second Finger 
  • Building Block 10: Key of D - High 2 on A and Low 2 on E 
  • Building Block 11: Key of G - Low 2 on A and E, High 2 on G and D 
  • Building Block 12: High Third Finger 
  • Building Block 13: High and Low Third Finger 
  • Building Block 14: More High and Low Third Finger 
  • Building Block 15: Key of A - All Strings 
  • Building Block 16: Key of D - All Strings 
  • Building Block 17: Key of G - All Strings 
  • Building Block 18: Team Building 
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  • 2008-11-27 00:00:00.0 how I felt about this DVD

    Once you know how to read violin music this DVD is good. I like the songs in the book. I managed to play some of the songs. i was trying to copy Craig's style of playing. What we need to remember is that the tones are electronically enhanced we...

    may not get the same quality / briliance on our violin. This is one of the differance you will experience, when you learn from a human teacher compairing to a DVD. You will always try to keep-up with quality of tones. With the human teacher, the tones can be boaring.

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