• Violin for Beginners

  • An Essential Guide for Beginners to Learn the Best Ways to Play String Orchestra Violin
  • By: Britannia Music Studio
  • Narrated by: Frank Block
  • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (18 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Forget about merely dreaming you can play the violin. You are so over walking through music stores and staring at your dream violin with pure longing and nothing else. And you definitely don’t have time for skulking past your violin at home, wanting to pick it up but then deciding it’s not worth it because you won’t get anywhere. That’s just being forced to play dodgeball in your own home.

Let’s skip all that and actually get to playing the violin!

The struggle is real. Frustration and heartbreak come easily to mind for so many people when asked to describe how they feel about learning the violin. It’s not that they don’t want to — they’re actually in love with the violin — but they fear they can’t learn. 

“It’s far too late now; I’m too old.” 

“It’s way too expensive.” 

“I’m just no good — I can’t get it to stop squeaking!”

“I could never learn all of that! It’s just out of my league!”

“I’ve searched and searched online, but I just can’t find a good teaching resource!”

Does any of this sound like your situation? Good. Then this is the part where we tell you that none of it needs to apply. None of it needs to be your story.

Violin for Beginners is written and edited by talented violinists who started out just where you are right now — nervous and excited but with no clue at all which way is up. Which is exactly why you’ll find answers in this book to all your greatest concerns about learning the violin. They’ve been through the struggle, beat it, and have come back to show you how to do the same thing.

This step-by-step guide will teach you:

  • How to shop for your first violin
  • How to care for your violin so it will last you a lifetime — or longer
  • All the essentials about proper posture and technique
  • What to do about all those pesky squeaks and scratches 
  • How to read, write and understand music on a score
  • Basic music theory as well as tips related directly to violin playing
  • Much more

It won’t matter whether you’re a complete beginner or a student who’s returning to the violin after a long hiatus.

©2020 Britannia Music Studio (P)2020 Britannia Music Studio

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useful guide

Most books are too advanced for young children under the ages of 8. This is well suited for them and won't overwhelm them. Highly recommend to start on this book as a music teacher if you want your children to learn violin.

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Great to handle

It is a very book to gain knowledge about violin. I am very much interested to listen to violin and this book really helpful for me.

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Lacking

Good as reference only and then look up more info. There is no avoiding reading to learn music. I took this book just to hear what it would be like. Aside from lacking in depth info related to violin pkaying, I do not know where in Audible to find the written reference material.

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Amazing guide

This book is extraordinarily useful to an amateur like me. It rushed to investigate and coordinate. I would embrace this to anybody needing to get into the universe of choices.

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  • 06-04-20

informative book

This book is useful and every one of the each subject are extremely clear and straightforward. I read this book and effectively saw every single topics.Thanks to writer for creation a brilliant book.Love this book

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very recommended

This book is really wonderful. This book explained briefly. It provides useful tips and strategies. It covers the fundamental tools. This is a very exceptional guidebook. Thanks to the author. I highly suggested it to all.

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great book

Very little memorization is required. This book has helped me tremendously understand what the frets mean on the violin.

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helpful guide

I own his books, as well as several of his books and my experience has been wonderful with all of it. If you're not familiar with his work, check it out. You won’t be disappointed!

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USEFUL

This book remarkable reason these book's tips are extremely useful. I would recommend this book to anybody. Whatever gratitude to the writer and must be suggested for this book.

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nice book

This book phenomenal reason these book's tips are extremely useful.I would recommend this book to anybody.

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  • TNISHMI
  • 06-14-20

informative guide

The book is exceptionally sorted out. I am a lot of satisfied to peruse this book. The beginning of the book was brilliant.

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  • Rishalnaveen
  • 05-29-20

Works best

This man's work turned out many great world-class soloists and violinists. I was fortunate to have studied with Galamian many years ago. The book is very analytical, but also comprehensive as well as valuable.

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  • Ramlathn
  • 05-29-20

highly recommended

Most books are too advanced for young children under the ages of 8. This is well suited for them and won't overwhelm them. Highly recommend to start on this book as a music teacher if you want your children to learn violin.

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  • Mdshaheedh
  • 05-29-20

Amazing guide

Went from an absolute beginner and not knowing anything about playing musical instruments to being able to play the Violin at a basic level, very very happy with the book. Thanks!

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  • Faf
  • 05-23-20

best concept

This Book was full of informative information. It was very easy to listen and understand.I appreciate the information about the content.Thanks author for this great book.I highly recommended this book.

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  • Francom
  • 05-23-20

recommended book

This book step by step guideline was very helpful for understanding. The book author very clearly wrote this book. I am completely satisfied with this book. I would recommend this book.

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