Violin For Dummies, 2nd Edition (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 19, 2012 - Music - 432 pages
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The bestselling guide to teaching yourself the violin just got better

Despite being one of the most popular musical instruments for budding musicians, the violin has a reputation as being amongst the most difficult to learn. But no longer. Violin for Dummies is packed with the information you need to learn the art of this beautiful instrument, whether you're looking to get a head start before taking up lessons or are already studying with a tutor but want a little boost. With this book you have everything you need to get started.

Even if you've never read a note of music, this book will have you playing in no time, introducing you to the fundamentals of the violin, from selecting and tuning to understanding rhythm, musical notation, and harmony.

  • Walks you through everything from how to hold your violin to playing popular classical, jazz, gypsy, and fiddle tunes
  • Filled with all-new content, including new music and updated resources
  • Designed for aspiring musicians going it alone, the book can also serve as an invaluable aid for instructors

Fully revised and updated, Violin For Dummies builds on the winning formula that made the original a bestseller, establishing it as the only book the aspiring violinist needs to get started.

CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase

  

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I recently learned how to play piano and the book, Piano for Dummies was very helpful. It teaches you really well how to read music, so you can play piano and other instruments, and the author's humor ... Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
1
So you Want to Play the Violin
7
Getting Started with the Violin
19
Holding Up Well
39
Fixing Common Problems with the Violin Hold
49
Getting Started The Basics
53
Taking a Bow
55
Setting the Bow on the Strings
65
Cracking Key Signatures
189
Making Sweet Music Together Harmony
197
Taking It up a Notch Techniques and tgles
207
Putting Your Finger on It
241
Playing with Style
285
Getting into Gear Staging in Gear
309
Protecting Your Assets Violin Care and Maintenance
329
The Part of Tens
355

Getting the Left Hand Right
73
All Together Now
91
Reading Music for the Violin 707
107
Making Rhythm Count
127
Measuring Up A Guide to Meter
141
Musicianship and Harmony 763
163
Ten Ways to Go beyond This Book
363
Ten Or 50 Tips on Finding a Teacher
373
How to use the Audio and Video Tracks
383
Index
395
Copyright

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About the author (2012)

Katharine Rapoport is a violinist and violist, who teaches at the University of Toronto and at the Royal Conservatory of Music. She has more than 30 years of professional experience, including solo, chamber, and orchestral performance in Canada, the United States, and throughout Europe.

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