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Sassmannshaus, Kurt - Early Start on the Violin Book 3. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag.

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Sassmannshaus Violin Book 3

The third volume emphasises duet playing in a great variety of keys and rhythms and musical styles. Different finger patterns and strokes are thoroughly practiced.

Sassmannhaus: the Authors
The original German violin method was first published in 1976. The author Egon Sassmannshaus is one of the most experienced and renowned violin pedagogues in Germany. For the new English edition his son Kurt Sassmannshaus worked as co-author and adapted his father's successful method for English-speaking children.
The combined knowledge and experience of father and son make the four volumes of the Sassmannshaus Tradition the most thoroughly researched and thought-through beginner violin method in the world.
The author Egon Sassmannshaus studied with the eminent German-American violinist Walter Schulze-Priska, who had been a student of Otokar Sevcik, the first truly systematic violin pedagogue. Egon Sassmannshaus' keen interest in child psychology as applied to the teaching of young children, couple with an impeccable background in technical violin expertise and pedagogy led him to publishing his violin method "Fruher Anfang auf der Geige" (The Sassmannshaus Tradition) in 1976. This method quickly became the most popular and best selling beginner method for violin teaching in German speaking countries. Egon Sassmannshaus' own students have excelled to become leading teachers and musicians all over Europe.
His son, the violinist Kurt Sassmannshaus, is currently chairman of the string department at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. A prize winning student of Igor Ozim and Dorothy DeLay, he had been a teaching associate to Dorothy DeLay for a quarter century. He published the pioneering website in 2004. The UK's Strad Magazine calls him the "King of online violin tutorials". One of the most important violin teachers of his generation, Kurt Sassmannshaus' students have won major international competitions and occupy important positions in the music world across the globe. In 2005 he founded his own summer school for outstanding young string players, the Great Wall International Music Academy in Beijing, China.

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The Fastest Possible Start for the Beginning Violinist!

The reason for the effectiveness of the Early Start on the Violin method is because it respects the student: Techniques that may be considered too advanced to be used in other early development methods are introduced early in the Sassmannshaus method; vibrato, shifting into high positions, dotted rhythms, double-stops, quickly become second nature to the young student, removing the intimidation factor that often gets in the way of learning when introduced later.

Egon Sassmannshaus, one of the most renowned violin teachers in Germany, introduced the method series more than four decades ago. It quickly grew in popularity, with over half a million European students having using it. Almost 10 years ago, world renowned violin pedagogue Kurt Sassmannshaus, son of Egon, introduced the English language edition of the method, and it has been equally popular in North America.

About Kurt Sassmannshaus:

Kurt Sassmannshaus holds the distinguished Dorothy Richard Starling Chair for Classical Violin at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM). His students include prizewinners of major international competitions, prominent soloists and chamber musicians, and orchestra leaders around the world. Many of them hold important faculty positions in European, Asian, and American Conservatories.

After receiving his bachelor’s degree from Cologne, Sassmannshaus received a Master’s degree from the Juilliard School as a scholarship student of Dorothy DeLay. He won first prize in the International Chamber Music Competition in Colmar, France. He taught at the University of Texas, Austin and at Sarah Lawrence College before joining the faculty at the Cincinnati Conservatory. He has also been named guest professor at the Beijing Central Conservatory of Music.

Professor Sassmannshaus is totally engaged in the training of young violinists, through institutions that he has founded: The Starling Preparatory Project, the Great Wall Academy in Beijing, the Starling Chamber Orchestra, among others. In 2004, he premiered the not-for-profit website, offering free video instruction on all aspects of violin playing. With more than 20 million hits annually this web site made him the most widely effective and globally recognized violin teacher in the history of violin teaching.

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Asked On: 06/03/2019

Can you please post a photo of the table of contents for this series of books? Thank you.

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Hello Audrey! Unfortunately, the books in this series do not have tables of contents in the front. The exercises and practice pieces in each volume are organized to increase in difficulty throughout the book. Please let us know if you have any questions!

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Asked On: 07/20/2017

Would you be able to post an actual picture and sample from Book 3? I notice it appears to be the same picture and sample from Book 1 that is seen here. This will help me decide whether to buy it and how many copies to purchase. Thank you kindly!

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Hi Cecilia! Sorry for the confusion. The images have been updated. Please let us know if you have any additional questions.

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