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shjotat
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September 21, 2011 - 8:34 pm
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we are a family that has never played and have to play the violin at school. so now i need to know what is the best learning books for kids?

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David Burns
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I have seen a lot of parents buying "Adventures in Strings" for their kids. I don't know if the school makes them buy it or if they are just supplementing the books that are required. It kind of looks like a comic book from the outside, I don't know what is in it. You can find it at a music shop, and they could probably recommend something as well.

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ok this post isn't going to help you find a book, but just go to fiddlerman's lessons. they're free 🙂

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I think learning from a book would kill a kids interest in music. Personal opinion only.

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I have never played (other than twinkle twinkle) violin before i started either. I started in August -- I am learning it from the fiddlerman and along with my daughter (all the basic stuff, I'm impaticient, so i can't wait and went ahead to play songs). You can do it and we are here to help, support, and learn from each other! you will find this Fiddlerman's website very helpful and fiddlerman is very generous in sharing his expertise for FREE!

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yeah fiddlerman is so great. the can teach anyone i think, good luck

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i think learning of the fiddlerman will be great and yeah much better than a book i think so when i buy a violin i will be learning off this sight for sure.

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hcheetham
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i am new to violin and i believe fiddleman is my best bet to learn to play the violin.i have played guitar before this and started out by using books but it was kind of boring and didn't learn much from it.once i learned the chords and notes i could then read sheet music and learned to play that way.it just takes practice.

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Robyn.fnq
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Welcome to all you new learners.

As pky said, most of us were total beginners when we found this amazing site.  We've all learned an incredible amount, and improved out of sight.

Books are good for a basic knowledge, and are a requirement in school programs, but learning from others on this site gets you 'there' quicker ... my opinion.

BTW ... my kids schools all had their prescribed text for music, and that's what we needed to buy for them.  You should ask the school which system they use.

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