From the Preface:
The violin, more than any other instrument, closely resembles the human voice. The accomplished violinist "sings" with the instrument, responding to musical impulses from within just as a singer does. From the start, the young violinist should think of music as song and of violin playing as more than the mere mechanics of arms and fingers.
Among the advantages of The Singing Violin method:
The method is complete and self-contained.
Technique is introduced with each lesson. A carefully chosen musical selection accompanies each lesson, exercising the technique just learned.
Colorful drawings and photographs illustrate the proper way to hold the violin, and to hold and move the bow.
Note reading is a natural part of the method. Finger numbers are an aid, not a crutch.
The student is introduced to a wide range of literature, and to elements of music history.
Level III introduces an effective approach to playing in flat keys.
Level IV introduces a detailed analysis of shifting positions.