Janice Tucker Rhoda's phenomenally successful series, The ABCs of Violin
, owes much of its success to the wonderful original material and to the sensitive arrangements of classical, folk, fiddle and other popular melodies. This best selling instruction book along with the special CD insert is the perfect start for an Absolute Beginner of any age on the Violin. The many melodies plus short warm-up exercises and study pieces advance students technically in an easy and enjoyable way! Simple duets, scales, a note-reading worksheet, a glossary of music terms and symbols and practice chart are also included along with many graphs to show left-hand finger placement.
*The special CD consists of three components: 34 performance pieces of violin with piano accompaniments, piano accompaniment tracks by themselves for play-along, and a printable pdf file of the piano accompaniments. Concert violinist Emil Altschuler is a protégé of Erick Friedman and Dorothy DeLay. He plays the ABCs of Violin Book 1 CD with passion, sensitivity and elegance.
*This beginning book contains thirty-four pieces. Regarding the piano accompaniment book on the printable PDF file of the CD: The first twenty-eight pieces have the melody line in the right hand of the piano part. This will aid in proper ear-training for the new violinist who will learn to match the pitches of the violin to this melody line. The final result is great intonation (playing in tune)! A new violinist can follow this piano accompaniment easily. The last six pieces are composed in a more conventional manner in which both left and right hands of the piano part are solely harmony to the melody of the violin part.
*Companion Books and DVDs:
Complete Technique for Violin, Book 1
ABCs of Duets for Violin book
ABCs of Violin for the Absolute Beginner DVD
ABCs of Violin for the Intermediate DVD contains all pieces in ABCs of Violin Books 1 and 2