The Essential Elements For Strings series is one of the most popularcomprehensive methods for learning to play a string instrument. It is most often used in group or classroomsettings, although some private teachers use it as well.
Book 1 is appropriate for beginners, as itstarts by naming the parts of the instrument, then illustrating correct postureand positioning. Each page includesseveral short pieces of music, plus essential elements” such as music history,music theory, and helpful practice tips. There are plenty of pictures illustrating hand position, and many of themusical excerpts are well-known.
This item is the VIOLA book.
NOTE: this itemis a book only. For the revised and expanded edition with CDand DVD, see Essential Elements 2000.