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on August 17, 2010
This is the book I start with when my violin students are ready to play above the 1st position. There are only a few songs in this book, which are for application of technique.
If you are in a school orchestra, you might not be taught many of the essentials that are in this book; and it would be very helpful if you would happen to be inspired to go beyond what group instruction would normally teach.
Starts with non-threatening III position, but also touches on II position. In the 2nd section of the book, there is an introduction and application of 7 Major Scales/Keys and 5 minor Scales/Keys.
It goes on to teach beginning vibrato, and a couple bowing techniques.