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I've heard 'Essential Elements' books flying around the forum, but I'm wondering if there are any other good books? I already know how to read music, so if I buy a 'beginner's book' that teaches you how to read music I feel like I'd have wasted (part of) my money.
I'm just asking because I don't want to play 'Red River Valley' and 'Amazing Grace' for the rest of my violin-playing life."Come and sit by my side if you love me~~"
Thank you for reading this~
I would offer the Suzuki Method if you've got a good understanding of music. There's more to the EE books than that. The Suzuki method, and a lot of others operate under the assumption you have a teacher to show you where to place your fingers, how to hold the bow, etc. The EEs operate under the assumption that you are learning in a group setting, and therefore don't get that one-on-one mentorship. In that way, its superior because if goes in depth in those things, which is nice for those of us learning on our own. Hope that helps.
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@ Panda-P I am using the Suzuki Books with a lesson every 2 months. I did know how to read music when I started. If you like Bluegrass, Brian Wicklund has 2 great books.
Violinist start date - May 2013
Fiddler start date - May 2014
FIDDLE- Gift from a dear friend. A 1930-40 german copy, of a french copy of a Stradivarius. BOW - $50 carbon fiber. Strings - Dominants with E Pirastro Gold string.
There's a wealth of stuff right here:
Much of it is pretty advanced, but once you've finished the 3 EE books you might want to practice the Wohlfahrt etudes (they are likely the easiest of the lot).
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Fine, we'll do a RRV party. But someone needs to start it off, and I don't have a camera. @Barry You wanna do the honors?
Also, do I always have to do math before I post something? It's getting annoying.
No, after a certain number of posts, you don't have to do the math any more.
Opportunity is often missed because it wears suspenders and looks like hard work.
...........Also, do I always have to do math before I post something? It's getting annoying.
1stimestar is right but I cracked up when I saw your post. LOL
Is the math that much of a drag?
Only 65 more posts for you and it automatically stops. Yeeeee Haaaaa!!!!!!
LOLOLOL! I miss my math - this, kinda, develops multifunctionality - one have to think about the violin and math matter at the same time XD
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