The Beginning Violist is designed to be used in conjunction with the materials teachers already use, to fill in the gaps left by even the most popular viola method books available on the market today.
Here are some of the elements you'll find in the book:
OPEN STRING SONGS
Note reading comes more easily to students who first learn to read and pluck the open strings of their instrument in varying rhythms.
LEFT HAND PIZZICATO
Introducing students to left hand pizzicato as beginners is both practical and fun!
INTRODUCING ALL 4 FINGERS
Études introduce all 4 fingers by string to foster correct left hand set up.
SONGS ON ONE STRING
After a student has completed the étude for a particular string they can progress onto a song that uses only those notes.
PIECES ON THE G AND C STRINGS
Beginning G and C strings pieces are included to supplemental method books that focus primarily on the A and D strings.
The pieces presented in this book introduce changing meters in simple songs that even a young child can master.
Like changing meters, students will be exposed to pieces that change key.
All materials have been tested on real students and have proven successful and enjoyable for all ages!