Violin for Dummies (Paperback)
|Author: Katharine Rapoport|
|Take a bow and start playing tunes with this friendly guide!|
Whether you''re an aspiring classical musician or you just want to fiddle around, Violin For Dummies will have you making music in not time. This interactive book-and-CD-ROM package makes it easy with step-by-step instruction on everything from simple tunes to show-stopping techniques. With coverage of musical styles including classical, country, and jazz, this is the ultimate guide to the violin.
Discover how to: Choose the right violin and accessoriesDevelop correct violin and bow holdUnderstand the language of musicPlay classical, country, gypsy, and jazzTune, change strings, and perform simple maintenance
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MP3 files of every song and exercise from the book.
Video clips demonstrating techniques to help you pick up and play.
From the Publisher:
The fun and easy way to start playing popular, classical, jazz, gypsy, and fiddle tunes|
Whether readers are aspiring classical musicians or just want to fiddle around, this truly hands-on guide clearly explains the basics of playing the violineven for people who have never read a note of music. It covers everything from selecting and maintaining a violin, holding the violin and bow properly, and tuning the violin to understanding rhythm, harmony, and musical notation. Readers will learn how to play in various styles of music. The included CD features audio tracks of every exercise and musical accompaniment for each song, allowing readers to play along, plus video clips that demonstrate proper posture and finger positions.| |
Katharine Rapoport (Toronto, ON, Canada) is an accomplished violinist and violist who performs for audiences across the globe. She teaches at the Royal Conservatory of Music Orchestra and the University of Toronto.
Customer Reviews of Violin for Dummies
Great Product and Service!8/5/2009
This book is incredible. I already knew some things about violin, so I took the liberty of teaching myself a few of the starter "songs" that are included in the book and on the EXTREMELY helpful CD-ROM. I am very excited about learning to play, and I was even more happy that I was able to put the CD files on my Zune and my phone to make them much more portable. I am very pleased with the product itself, as well as the seller. It was shipped very quickly and arrived less than a week from ordering, if I remember correctly. And it was perfectly new, just as described!! Thanks!!!
Great service and quality of product!1/20/2009
The shipping of the product was quick and in the best conditions! The same goes for the quality of the product! Thank you so much!