One of the Standard Modern Method Books
I can't believe this etude book hasn't been reviewed yet. It is one of the best modern methods for the student who has completed an early method like Dotzauer or Schroeder and is ready to begin shifting. Rick Mooney has done an excellent job preparing an orientation to each position, with homework exercises for naming notes and learning the fingerboard. There are tonalization warmups for each position: the one for second position is perhaps the best single exercise I know for playing more perfectly in tune. That page alone justifies the price of the book. For each position (up to 4th), there are a variety of appealing short etudes with teacher's duet part. The student will learn new keys, rhythms, and techniques as she goes along. Highly recommended for the Suzuki book 2-3 player.