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A Tune a Day - Violin: Book 2 Paperback – July 1, 2003
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The songs here are not silly nursery-rhyme subjects throughout, but a solid set of tunes you can learn, practice, and build upon. As such the book is a great way to move from beginner to advanced beginner, and after completing the exercises in this book, the reader will, with diligence practicing and experimenting with technique, emerge a much better violinist, which is the goal. Recommended.
Book 2 takes you through the more common scales (those on the open strings, C natural, and the three flat scales F Major to E Flat Major) and introduces rythms based on quavers and semiquavers. Book 3 provides some studies by Wolfhart (of which the sixty studies comprising opus 45 are available on the IMSLP website) and is mostly concerned with a rather detailed study of the third position (the most widely used alternative position and the basis for mastering all the others) and finishes with a briefer account of the second position. Book 3 also has a collection of exercises at the end designed to improve accuracy of intonation.
These are the original "Tune a Day" series and plainly old-fashioned by today's standards. These follow-on volumes don't have anything of the style and zest of Sarahs Pope's enterprising "New Tune a Day" and they naturally don't come with an accompanying CD.
I think it's unlikely that they will appeal to children and young students today. Returning students of a certain age might well find them useful, especially as it's quite likely their early fiddle lessons were based on the series.