Violin for Dummies (Paperback)

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by Erick L. Chong on 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!

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by K. E. Dobbs on 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!!!

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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.


Publisher John Wiley & Sons Inc
Mfg Part# 9780470838389
SKU 203008088
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0470838388
Release Date 12/1/2007
Dimensions (in Inches) 9.25H x 7.25L x 1T
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Editors Note 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 violin–even 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.
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