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Givens, Shirley - Adventures in Violinland, Book 1A: "The Beginning" - Arioso Press Publication

Item# 0141 123

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  • Instrumentation: Violin
  • Composer: Givens
Renowned pedagogue ShirleyGivens’ series for beginning violinists is widely respected for its clear,child-friendly format, and its sensible progression through techniques.  There are lots of pictures, fun and familiarsongs, and even pages for coloring!  Ms.Givens uses a movable Do” system to teach pitch relationships and goodintonation.  Recommended for very youngchildren. 

Book 1A, The Beginning, addresses posture, violin position, basic rhythms,and open string pizzicato songs. 

Givens, Shirley - Adventures in Violinland, Book 1B: "DO RE MI" - Arioso Press Publication

Item# 0141 223

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  • Instrumentation: Violin
  • Composer: Givens
Renowned pedagogue ShirleyGivens’ series for beginning violinists is widely respected for its clear,child-friendly format, and its sensible progression through techniques.  There are lots of pictures, fun and familiarsongs, and even pages for coloring!  Ms.Givens uses a movable Do” system to teach pitch relationships and goodintonation. 

Book 1B
, Do Re Mi,introduces the fingers of the left hand, and presents visual and aural conceptsof note relationships. There are songs and simple duets using 3-note melodies,and also simple note-writing songs and exercises.

Givens, Shirley - Adventures in Violinland, Book 1C: "Meet the Bow" - Arioso Press Publication

Item# 0141 323

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  • Instrumentation: Violin
  • Composer: Givens
Renowned pedagogue Shirley Givens’ series for beginningviolinists is widely respected for its clear, child-friendly format, and itssensible progression through techniques. There are lots of pictures, fun and familiar songs, and even some pagesfor coloring!  Ms. Givens uses a movableDo” system to teach pitch relationships and good intonation.  Suitable for very young children. 

Book 1C, Meet the Bow, teaches basic violin bow position,bow gymnastics”, and open string songs and duets.   

Givens, Shirley - Adventures in Violinland, Book 1D: "Halfway Up Fiddle Hill" - Arioso Press Publication

Item# 0141 423

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  • Instrumentation: Violin
  • Composer: Givens
  • Publisher: Arioso
Renowned pedagogue Shirley Givens’ series for beginning\nviolinists is widely respected for its clear, child-friendly format, and its\nsensible progression through techniques. \nThere are lots of pictures, fun and familiar songs, and even pages for\ncoloring!  Ms. Givens uses a “movable\nDo” system to teach pitch relationships and good intonation.  Recommended for very young children. 

Book\n1D
, Halfway Up Fiddle Hill, introduces\nthe 3rd and 4th fingers in the violin 1st position, and also string crossing\n(the DO-SO skip). There are left hand agility exercises. Hand signals to act\nout the scale are introduced (Curwen-Kodaly method), as well as rhythm syllables.\nThere are many violin songs and duets; pencil play is continued.

Givens, Shirley - Adventures in Violinland, Book 1E: "Meet Tex Neek" - Arioso Press Publication

Item# 0141 523

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  • Instrumentation: Violin
  • Composer: Givens
Renowned pedagogue Shirley Givens’ series for beginningviolinists is widely respected for its clear, child-friendly format, and itssensible progression through techniques. There are lots of pictures, fun and familiar songs, and even pages forcoloring!  Ms. Givens uses a movableDo” system to teach pitch relationships and good intonation.  Recommended for very young children. 

Book1E
, Meet Tex Neek,
isa violin string-crossing game with an American Old West theme.  Thetechnical aim is to achieve clean, clear string-crossing through exercisespresented in a graded order.  Young violinists receive theseexercises in the form of messages and clues, and then plot their progress on a trail map untilthey reach Tex Neek's hideaway andreceive the award.  There are copiousillustrations on "cowboy and Indian" themes by Shirley Givens and Grandpa Fred Givens.

Givens, Shirley - Adventures in Violinland, Book 1F: "To the Top of the Hill" - Arioso Press Publication

Item# 0141 623

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  • Instrumentation: Violin
  • Composer: Givens
Renowned pedagogue Shirley Givens’ series for beginningviolinists is widely respected for its clear, child-friendly format, and itssensible progression through techniques. There are lots of pictures, fun and familiar songs, and even pages forcoloring!  Ms. Givens uses a movable Do”system to teach pitch relationships and good intonation.  Recommended for very young children. 

Book1F
, To the Top of the Hill, isthe final installment in the 1st year segment of Adventures in Violinland.  By learning the 6th scale tone (LA) and theLeading Tone (TI), the young violinist reaches the High Tonic (DO') andcompletes his/her stepwise ascent. He/she learns one-octave scales in G, D andA Major, as well as many new one-octave songs and duets. There is more left handtechnique, violin rhythm work and pencil play, and finally a checkup gamereviewing violin technique from all six red (1st year) books.

Givens, Shirley - Adventures in Violinland, Book 2A: "First Skips on Fiddle Hill" - Arioso Press Publication

Item# 0219 223

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  • Instrumentation: Violin
  • Composer: Givens
  • Publisher: Givens-Wimmer
Renowned pedagogue Shirley Givens’ series for beginningviolinists is widely respected for its clear, child-friendly format, and itssensible progression through techniques. There are lots of pictures, fun and familiar songs, and even pages forcoloring!  Ms. Givens uses a movableDo” system to teach pitch relationships and good intonation.  Recommended for very young children. 

Book 2A, First Skips on Fiddle Hill,
begins the building of the 1-octave violin arpeggio by teaching the Major Third interval (DO-MI), then the Minor Third interval (MI-SO). There are many violin songs and duets utilizing these skips. Violin bow technique includes deep tone, staccato and bow division. By means of the "4/4 Train" and the "3/4 Train" the concepts of meter, beats and measures are visualized. The "Harmony Belles" characters are introduced as well.

Givens, Shirley - Adventures in Violinland, Book 2B: "Skipping Halfway Up Fiddle Hill" - Arioso Press Publication

Item# 0219 323

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  • Instrumentation: Violin
  • Composer: Givens
Renowned pedagogue Shirley Givens’ series for beginningviolinists is widely respected for its clear, child-friendly format, and itssensible progression through techniques. There are lots of pictures, fun and familiar songs, and even pages forcoloring!  Ms. Givens uses a movableDo” system to teach pitch relationships and good intonation.  Recommended for very young children. 

In Book 2B, Skipping Halfway Up Fiddle Hill, the young student constructs the Major Triad (DO-MI-SO), plays the tuning interval DO-SO and double stops. Clear string crossing is reviewed, natural harmonics and dynamics are introduced. Many songs and duets using the Major Triad are presented.

Givens, Shirley - Adventures in Violinland, Book 2C: "Meet Vibby Vibrato" - Arioso Press Publication

Item# 0219 423

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  • Instrumentation: Violin
  • Composer: Givens
Renowned pedagogue Shirley Givens’ series for beginningviolinists is widely respected for its clear, child-friendly format, and itssensible progression through techniques. There are lots of pictures, fun and familiar songs, and even pages forcoloring!  Ms. Givens uses a movableDo” system to teach pitch relationships and good intonation.  Recommended for very young children.

Book 2C
, Meet Vibby Vibrato, teaches vibrato step-by-step with many songs and exercises. First, posture and violin hold are reviewed. Vibrato is begun in 4th Position; next, the student moves to 3rd Position with the help of a partner. Finally, vibrato is learned in 1st Position - again, first with a partner. The Violinland character "Vibby Vibrato" is the cheerful guide through the many fun violin exercises and songs. The young violinist earns a Vibrato Certificate at the end of the book.

Givens, Shirley - Adventures in Violinland, Book 2D: "Fancy Skips and Leaps on Fiddle Hill" - Arioso Press Publication

Item# 0219 523

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  • Instrumentation: Violin
  • Composer: Givens
  • Publisher: Givens-Wimmer
Renowned pedagogue Shirley Givens’ series for beginningviolinists is widely respected for its clear, child-friendly format, and itssensible progression through techniques. There are lots of pictures, fun and familiar songs, and even pages forcoloring!  Ms. Givens uses a movableDo” system to teach pitch relationships and good intonation.  Recommended for very young children.

In Book 2D, Fancy Skips and Leaps on Fiddle Hill, larger intervals are explored, the Perfect Fourth (SO-DO') and the Octave (DO-DO'). In bow technique the emphasis in on slurs, whole bows, straight bow, and bow division. There are more left hand agility exercises, pencil play, the Up Beat is introduced, etc. There is a great variety of violin songs and duets.

Givens, Shirley - Adventures in Violinland, Book 2E: "Meet Sammy XLR8 the Space Violinist" - Arioso Press Publication

Item# 0219 623

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  • Instrumentation: Violin
  • Composer: Givens
Renowned pedagogue Shirley Givens’ series for beginningviolinists is widely respected for its clear, child-friendly format, and itssensible progression through techniques. There are lots of pictures, fun and familiar songs, and even pages forcoloring!  Ms. Givens uses a movableDo” system to teach pitch relationships and good intonation.  Recommended for very young children.

In Book 2E, Meet Sammy XLR8 the Space Violinist, the technical aim of this fast-finger game is to achieve clear left hand articulation and agility through finger pattern exercises. The quick 'tap' preparations and the remedial 'hazards' exercises help train the fingers to pronounce the notes with quick energy and strength, then 'let go', so that the hand remains supple and relaxed.  "Sammy XLR8" takes the student on this adventure in to Outer Space. This fun game is full of maps, flight patterns and hazards. Reaching the planet Mysteroid is the end of the game. The student receives an Award page, "My Trip to Mysteroid" song, and a prize.

Givens, Shirley - Adventures in Violinland, Book 2F: "Skipping to the Top" - Arioso Press Publication

Item# 0219 723

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  • Instrumentation: Violin
  • Composer: Givens
  • Publisher: Givens- Wimmer
Renowned pedagogue Shirley Givens’ series for beginningviolinists is widely respected for its clear, child-friendly format, and itssensible progression through techniques. There are lots of pictures, fun and familiar songs, and even pages forcoloring!  Ms. Givens uses a movableDo” system to teach pitch relationships and good intonation.  Recommended for very young children.

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Book 2F, Skipping to the Top, the young violinist learns to outline, sing and play the 1-octave Major Arpeggio in G, D and A Major. The numerous songs and exercises help secure this DO-MI-SO-DO' structure. At the end of the book there is a Check-up Test Game. Posture, pitch and rhythm are reviewed from the 6 Blue Books (2nd Year). The student is awarded a Certificate and is promoted to the Yellow Books (3rd Year).

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