A Flying Start for Strings: Duets with an Open String Part Violin

A Flying Start for Strings: Duets with an Open String Part Violin

A Flying Start for Strings: Violin Book 2

A Flying Start for Strings: Violin Book 2

A Flying Start for Strings: Violin Book 1

Jennifer Thorp - Flying Strings
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A Flying Start for Strings 

The A Flying Start for Strings series presents a carefully graded sequence of music for teaching the beginning string player. The books are suitable for teaching individuals or groups of the same instrument. Many tunes in the series for violin, viola and cello are in the same key and can be played together.

Teachers can use this versatile series in a way that suits their own teaching style. There is ample room in all books for the teacher wishing to add more dynamics, slurs, bowing signs, tempos, instructions or explanations. The large easy-to-read notes and clear and simple layout help students concentrate on the notes they are learning. Lively folk and traditional tunes make learning fun and lead to confident playing.

With only one tune on most pages, the young student gains a sense of achievement from turning the pages quickly and moving on.

Book 1 

Book 1 is ideal for getting young beginners off to a flying start. The early part of the book can be used flexibly, accommodating the approach preferred by the teacher and suited to the progress of the student. Learning areas may be introduced separately and combined when ready.

  • Reading rhythms
  • Bowing
  • Using left hand fingers
  • Pitch notation

Rhythm exercises are used before any pitch notation. Rhythms may be clapped or played, bowed or plucked, on open strings or using fingering. Left hand fingers may be introduced in the order preferred, using the rhythms to develop finger skill and strength.

Major scales and arpeggios are played starting on an open string. Many short, easy tunes gradually introduce reading and playing with all fingers on each string.

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Composer Jennifer Thorp
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Instrument Violin
Instrumentation/Ensemble Type Violin
Pages 56 Pages
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Table of Contents 

  1. RHYTHMS
  2. A STRING
  3. D STRING
  4. G STRING
  5. E STRING
  6. OPEN STRING RHYTHMS
  7. ON MY VIOLIN
  8. HOT CROSS BUNS
  9. PEASE PUDDING HOT
  10. OPEN STRING TUNES
  11. RAINBOW, GRASSHOPPER
  12. OPEN STRING TUNES
  13. I CAN KEEP A STEADY BEAT
  14. A B, ON MY VIOLIN
  15. CANDLE LIGHT
  16. D E, CANDLE LIGHT
  17. STAR LIGHT, STAR BRIGHT
  18. A B C# TUNES
  19. SECOND FINGER, HOT CROSS BUNS
  20. D E F#, RAIN
  21. MERRILY
  22. SUOGAN
  23. CATERPILLAR
  24. THE ELEPHANT AND THE GRASSHOPPER
  25. MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB
  26. CLIMBING
  27. LOST AND FOUND
  28. E F# TUNES
  29. E F# G#, ENGINE, ENGINE
  30. G A TUNE
  31. STAR LIGHT, STAR BRIGHT
  32. G A B, JEREMIAH
  33. CHARLIE WAG
  34. A B C# D, I’VE NOT SEEN A PURPLE COW
  35. OCTAVE TUNE, SEE YOU LATER
  36. D E F# G, POSSUM
  37. OCTAVE TUNE, SEE YOU SOON
  38. THIRD FINGER TARGET PRACTICE
  39. TWINKLE, TWINKLE LITTLE STAR
  40. G A B C TUNES.
  41. JACK BE NIMBLE, G STRING MARCH
  42. E F# G# A, DONKEY, DONKEY
  43. JACK AND JILL
  44. DUCKLINGS
  45. PEASE PUDDING HOT
  46. SLURS
  47. MY DOG DANDY
  48. MAJOR SCALES
  49. A B C# D E
  50. FINGERBOARD AND NOTES CHART