The Violin is a workbook which explains how the violin is designed and how the different parts of the instrument interact with each other to produce sound. The book can be used as a supplement to any standard method book or by itself as an introduction to learning how the violin works. The presentation is compatible with all method books and provides the learning tool for teachers who believe that an understanding of how an instrument functions is the best facilitator of rapid progress in the early stages of instruction.
Although the presentation and activities are directed toward young students, this book offers information that is clearly suited for readers of any age. The workbook is reader-friendly and offers a simple presentation of the facts on how the violin works. All information is illustrated to help further understanding without the need for extensive long-winded readings. At the appropriate points, activities engage the reader directly with the topic at hand.