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Violin for Dummies, 2nd Edition

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ISBN-10: 1118273591

ISBN-13: 9781118273593

Edition: 2nd 2012

Authors: Katharine Rapoport

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One of the most popular musical instruments, the violin also has a reputation of being amongst the most difficult to play. With Violin For Dummies, aspiring violinists will be able to teach themselves how to play violin, even if they've never read a note of music. With completely re-recorded audio and new video on the bonus CD and 25 percent new content including new music and updated resources, Violin For Dummies takes readers from holding the violin and bow properly to playing popular classical, jazz, gypsy, and fiddle tunes. Topics covered include:Tuning the violinHolding the violin and bow properlyUnderstanding rhythm and musical notationUnderstanding harmonyShaping the violin's…    
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Book details

List price: $29.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Canada, Limited
Publication date: 4/10/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 7.32" wide x 9.25" long x 0.87" tall
Weight: 1.650
Language: English

So You Want to Play the Violin
Introducing the Violin
Getting Started with the Violin
Holding Up Well
Getting Started: The Basics
Taking a Bow
Getting the Left Hand Right
All Together Now
Reading Music for the Violin
Translating Five Lines onto Four Strings
Making Rhythm Count
Measuring Up: A Guide to Meter
Musicianship and Harmony
Weighing In on Scales
Cracking Key Signatures
Making Sweet Music Together: Harmony
Taking It Up a Notch: Techniques and Styles
Becoming Fluent in the Language of Bowing
Putting Your Finger on It
Playing with Style
Getting into Gear, Staying in Gear
Finding the Right Violin and Bow for You
Protecting Your Assets: Violin Care and Maintenance
The Part of Tens
Ten Performers - and Their Recordings
Ten Ways to Go beyond This Book
Ten (Or So) Tips on Finding a Teacher
Appendix: How to Use the Audio and Video Tracks