Auer composed the Graded Course of Violin Playing series to provide an outline of violin study which would differ in many respects from the instructive plan of existing methods of the old stereotyped pattern." (Text taken from the author.)
This series contains 8 books-
Book 1 Preparatory Grade
Whole book of open string exercises with a variety of bowing and rhythm techniques to establish the correct position of the body and tone-production before placing the fingers.
Book 2 Pre-Elementary Grade
Setting four fingers on each of the strings.
Book 3 & 4 Elementary Grade
A system of scale and chord studies along with etudes and songs for the first position.
Book 5 & 6 Advanced Grade
Higher positions with study material of the medium advanced and advanced grades.
Book 7 Difficult Grade
The advanced varieties of bowing.
Book 8 Virtuoso Grade
Provides preferred concert solos and cadenzas from the most popular concertos.
This is Book 1. Composed by Leopold Auer. Published by Carl Fischer.
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