The Singing Violin

Contents of Level 1

Level I of The Singing Violin is a sequel to the Primary Level for the Earliest Beginner. Level I opens with a ten-page review of the introductory skills and concepts from the Primary Level, but progresses more rapidly and in greater depth.

The musical selections, in keys of one, two and three sharps, focus on a single fingering pattern. Notation charts and games facilitate music reading and emphasize the relationships of notes, ears, and fingers. The bowings, separate and slurred, feature movement patterns to develop a singing tone, using all parts of the bow. Each musical selection is introduced by a "prep," designed to establish the correct pitch and develop a particular technique. Included, also, are fundamentals of music theory and history. The lesson materials are suitable for either individual or group instruction.

   

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GETTING STARTED 1
THE VIOLIN AND THE BOW 2
HOLDING THE VIOLIN 3
PLAYING PIZZICATO 4
"Pop! Goes the Weasel" part 1 English folk song 5
MAKING MUSIC WITH THE BOW 6
"Pop! Goes the Weasel," part 2            

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QUICK ON THE DRAW (game) 8
USING THE LEFT HAND 9
READING THE MUSIC 10
"A Sleepy Story" A. Sant Ambrogio 11
MAKING MELODY WITH FINGERS  12
"Au Clair de la Lune" French folk song 13
MAKING RHYTHM WITH THE BOW 14
"Old MacDonald" English folk song 15
RHYTHM PATTERN: "Huckleberry" 16
"Mystery Tune" 16
"Mary’s "Huckleberry" Lamb" Traditional 17
PLAYING WITH THREE FINGERS 18
"All My Ducklings" German folk song 19
"Minor Melody" Caroline C. Wendt 20
"Frère Jacques" French folk song 21
PLAYING IN THE KEY OF A MAJOR 22
"Chorale: Vom Himmel hoch" Martin Luther   23

     

Contents of Level 1

Level I of The Singing Violin is a sequel to the Primary Level for the Earliest Beginner. Level I opens with a ten-page review of the introductory skills and concepts from the Primary Level, but progresses more rapidly and in greater depth.

The musical selections, in keys of one, two and three sharps, focus on a single fingering pattern. Notation charts and games facilitate music reading and emphasize the relationships of notes, ears, and fingers. The bowings, separate and slurred, feature movement patterns to develop a singing tone, using all parts of the bow. Each musical selection is introduced by a "prep," designed to establish the correct pitch and develop a particular technique. Included, also, are fundamentals of music theory and history. The lesson materials are suitable for either individual or group instruction.

The Singing Violin

Level I

Contents