Author: Katharine Rapoport
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2015-03-23
With the help of Violin For Dummies, 3rd Edition, aspiring violinists will be able to teach themselves how to play violin, even if they've never read a note of music. This book takes readers from holding the violin and bow properly to playing popular tunes in a variety of styles, including classical and jazz. In addition, readers will learn how to choose, tune, and care for their violins, as well as to understand the nuances of rhythm and musical notation.
Author: Katharine Rapoport
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2015-03-12
The beginner's guide to learning the violin — for any musical style Violin For Dummies helps you teach yourself to play the violin, even if you've never read a note of music. From choosing the right violin for you to playing a variety of musical styles, this book has you covered. You'll start with the basics of posture and bowing technique, learn how to tune your instrument and keep it in beautiful condition with regular maintenance. You'll learn how to read — and feel — the music, and how to inject your own personality into whatever you play. Before you know it, you'll be playing classical, jazz, country, and more, as you become a bona fide violin player. The included audio and video instruction encourages you to play along as you learn, and allow you to hear, see, and imitate proper technique. The violin's small size, portability, and mimicry of the human voice have made it popular across cultures and throughout time. This book shows you how to teach yourself the basics so you can start playing quickly. Start with the basics of proper hold and bowing technique Learn how to properly tune and care for your violin Understand the nuances of rhythm and musical notation Play classical, jazz, and other popular styles of music The violin has a reputation of being difficult to learn, but the reality is that it's difficult to master. Anyone can learn, and practice over time will refine your technique and your musical style. You'll have fun, make music, and maybe even fall in love with this instrument that has inspired some of the world's best musicians and composers. Get started today, the easy way, with Violin For Dummies.
Teach yourself how to play violin with our easy violin lessons for beginners. ***Comes with online access to free audio demonstrating all examples. Hear how each one is played by a teacher, then play along.*** "A very intuitive, easy to understand book. I recommend it to all my students and with practice, hear and see their results." - G. Hennessy Progressive Beginner Violin contains all you need to know to start learning to be a great violin player - in one easy-to-follow, lesson-by-lesson violin tutorial. Suitable for all ages and all types of violins including electric violin for beginners. No prior knowledge of how to read music or playing the violin is required to teach yourself to learn to play violin from this book. Teach yourself: • How to play violin notes for beginners and violin scales for beginners • All essential right and left hand techniques including how to hold the violin, various bowing techniques and how to play pizzicato • How to play scales, melodies and studies in major and minor keys • Easy to understand violin music theory including key signatures, time signatures, note values and rests needed for reading violin music for beginners • Violin tuning • Violin tips and violin tricks that every player should know when learning violin • Shortcuts for how to learn violin fast by getting the most from violin practice sessions Contains everything you need to know to learn to play the violin today. Features include: • Progressive step-by-step easy beginners fiddle lessons written by a professional violin teacher • Easy-to-read violin music • Full color photos and diagrams • 64 violin exercises and popular easy violin songs for beginners in classical violin, world music fiddle, bluegrass fiddle and folk fiddle styles Beginner violin lessons have never been this easy for anyone who wants to learn how to play the violin, fast. LearnToPlayMusic.com's violin lessons for beginners are used by students and violin teachers worldwide to learn how to play violin. For over 30 years, our team of professional authors, composers and musicians have crafted violin lesson books that are a cut above the rest. We offer a huge selection of music instruction books that cover many different instruments and styles in print, eBook and app formats. Awarded the 'Quality Excellence Design' (QED) seal of approval for eBook innovation, LearnToPlayMusic.com continues to set the standard for quality music education resources.
Author: Bridgette Seidel
Publisher: Nelson Education
Release Date: 2008-01-01
Filled with easy-to-follow, visual examples for a variety of violin techniques, this resource teaches aspiring players what type of violin to purchase, how to care for the instrument, and how to perform numerous violin pieces from the sheet music provided within the book. Includes an instructional DVD.
Author: Ellery Klein
Release Date: 2008
A guide to playing the fiddle offers advice on choosing an instrument and accessories, offers step-by-step instructions on the techniques of fiddling, and includes fingerboard charts and practice tunes.
Author: Jim Tolles
Publisher: Watch & Learn
Release Date: 1998-01-01
The first book clearly showing the beginner how to play the fiddle. Includes many illustrations showing how to hold the bow and fiddle properly and many exercises to develop good bowing technique and learning how to play in tune. Great beginnner fiddle lessons.
Author: David Pogue
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2015-06-25
Haydn, Tchaikovsky, and Brahms, oh, my! The beginner's guide to classical music Classical Music For Dummies is a friendly, funny, easy-to-understand guide to composers, instruments, orchestras, concerts, recordings, and more. Classical music is widely considered one of the pinnacles of human achievement, and this informative guide will shows you just how beautiful and rewarding it can be. You'll learn how Bach is different from Beethoven, how Mozart is different still, and why not all "classical" music is actually Classical if it's really Baroque or Romantic. You'll be introduced to the composers and their work, and discover the groundbreaking pieces that shake the world every time they're played. Begin building your classical music library with the essential recordings that define orchestral, choral, and operatic beauty as you get acquainted with the orchestras and musicians that bring the composers to life. Whether you want to play classical music or just learn more about it, Classical Music For Dummies will teach you everything you need to know to get the most out of this increasingly popular genre. Distinguish flute from piccolo, violin from viola, and trumpet from trombone Learn the difference between overtures, requiems, arias, and masses Explore the composers that shaped music as we know it Discover the recordings your music library cannot be without Classical music has begun sneaking into the mainstream — if your interest has been piqued, there's never been a better time to develop an appreciation for this incredibly rich, complex, and varied body of work. Classical Music For Dummies lays the groundwork, and demonstrates just how amazing classical music can be.
Author: Wayne Erbsen
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
Release Date: 2005-01-09
Book & CD. Wayne Erbsen's 35 years of teaching experience shows on every page. He takes the reader through every step of adjusting, tuning, holding, and playing the fiddle. 37 tunes are written out in Wayne's own unique and easy-to-use tab system and standard notation. Fiddle instruction has never been any simpler, clearer, or more humorous. This book will teach absolutely anyone to play the fiddle. Instructional CD included.
Author: Shinichi Suzuki
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
Release Date: 2008-04-01
Contents are: Study Points * Tonalization * Vibrato Exercises * Gavotte (P. Martini) * Minuet (J. S. Bach) * Gavotte in G Minor (J. S. Bach) * Humoresque (A. Dvok) * Gavotte (J. Becker) * Gavotte in D Major (J. S. Bach) * Bourre (J. S. Bach)
Author: Leslie C. Potter
Publisher: Rubank Publications
Release Date: 1990-10-01
One of the most widely used series of methods for individual or like-instrument class instruction. Using a very well-rounded approach including scales, arpeggios, technical studies, studies for musicianship, articulation studies, solos, duets, and studies devoted to the special needs of each instrument, this series provides a fantastic wealth of material for all student musicians.
The violin is notorious for being hard to play, and even hard to create beautiful music from. At the same time however it is also famous for being an incredibly beautiful and rich instrument. But, how can you create beautiful music from your violin? Here's how...