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Sight Reading Violin Music: A Guide for the Non-beginner

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ISBN-10: 1491802359

ISBN-13: 9781491802359

Edition: 2013

Authors: Keith Cook

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"I can play, but I can't read music!" The answer to this frustrated cry is right here. "Sight Reading Violin Music" lets you use your ear to get started. Then, you will use symbols along with your ear in the speed builders. Finally, you will use only the symbols to 'figure out' the short pieces in each key. You will cover the major keys through four accidentals (sharps and flats). You will know the difference between major and minor. "It all looks like chicken scratch to me!" No problem. Use the finger charts and diagrams first. Or try the single-line staff; get someone to help write out some other songs you know in single-line notation. "My Twinkle beginners get the parts of the song mixed…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Author Solutions
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 74
Language: English

Keith Cook has taught violin for over 40 years. He has experience in Suzuki pedagogy as well as in a variety of traditional teaching styles. Cook's experience as a teacher extends beyond music; he has taught elementary grades in public school, fifth grade Social Studies, and tutored college courses. In addition to teaching, Cook has experience as a concert performer, having spent over 35 years in symphony orchestras and opera companies. Most of this time was spent with the Louisville Orchestra, an ensemble which has specialized in playing and recording some of the world's most hard-to-read contemporary music. Cook's own reading skills came from self-instruction. As a child, he learned all…