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Based on 2 Reviews
Reviewed On: 11/13/2017
I love this scale for first-year students! It introduces the scales in a reasonable order: D, A, G major single octave, G two-octave, etc. The visual of the notes on the fingerboard is what makes this book outstanding. Beginning students can read the finger chart diagram, observing the spaces between notes, whether whole or half steps. Arpeggio notes are shaded in, so they can easily learn arpeggios, even before they can read musical notation. Students write in the names of the notes in the corresponding circle, which reinforces the learning. The book is great for helping students learn to read to musical notation. Well done.
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Reviewed On: 10/23/2007
This scale book is great for young players for many reasons. One, it includes a fingering chart that the student fills in herself for every scale. Two, it starts off with the easier scales for violin (open string scales, two-octave G major) then works its way to the harder scales (F major, two-octave A major, and a few minor scales). Three, every scale has two short pieces after it that are in the same key as the scale. I think that using this book is a great way for young violin players to learn the various keys and finger positions. I wish that this book were published for viola (though I'm sure it probably will be soon) and that it had piano accompaniment for the songs, as they would make for decent recital pieces.
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