All Around The Fingerboard is a collection of simple exercises, songs used in many Kodaly programs and Canadian folk songs arranged for use with beginning violin students individually or in groups. As many of these songs will be familiar to Kodaly students, it is obviously beneficial to access this repertoire, making the transition from rote to reading music much smoother.
The Kodaly songs on the staff progress from the simplest, played on one string, to the more advanced, played on 2 or 3 strings. The size of the staff gets gradually smaller as students become more familiar with reading notes. Rhythm cards, finger exercises, solfa patterns, song cards, hand sign cards, scale and fingerboard games are also included to encourage better playing and an understanding of basic music theory. The worksheets and games are in printable colour pdfs easily reproduced on paper or cardstock.