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The Violin Strings
Meet the Violin
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My First Song
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Welcome to the wonderful
world of violin!
Let's begin with plucking!
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Notes and Rests
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Three's a Crowd
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Getting Tricky
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A Funny Pair
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Zoomin' Along
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Skateboard Sam
Let's Play Catch
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Couch Potato
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Meet the "A" Team
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Eyes on the Road
Puppy Dog Song
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Apple for the Teacher
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Dad's Tune
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Bumper Cars
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Leap Frog
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Farmer Dave
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Watch Those Rests
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Back and Forth
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Now go back and play the first part of the book again with the bow.
Learning the Bow Grip
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My First Finger E
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To play our new note, place the
first finger of your left hand down on
the "D" string's first tape or mark.
Curve your fingers & use the tip of
of your pointer finger on the "D" string.
Relax your thumb.
Press firmly and play the "D" sting with
your bow.
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"E"
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The Fabulous Mr. Ed
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Fun with D and E
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Banana Split
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Two Fingers Down
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To play our new note, place the
first and second fingers of your left hand
down on the "D" string's first two tapes.
Curve your fingers & useyour finger tips
on the "D" string.
Relax your thumb.
Press firmly and play the "D" sting with
your bow.
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Second Finger
"F#"
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Two or Nothing
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Trucking Along
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Playing It Right
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Half Notes Happen
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Ups and Downs
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Mary Had A Little Lamb
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Karate Chop
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Winning the Prize
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The Ballerinas
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The Boy Scout
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Give Me A "G"
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To play our new note, place the first,
second and third fingers of your left hand
down on the "D" string's first three tapes.
Curve your fingers & use your finger tips
on the "D" string.
Relax your thumb.
Press firmly and play the "D" sting with
your bow.
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"G"
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G and D Song
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Movin' On Up
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Skipin' Town
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Better "B" Good
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To play our new note, place the
first finger of your left hand down on
the "A" string's first tape or mark.
Curve your fingers & use the tip of
of your pointer finger on the "A" string.
Relax your thumb.
Press firmly and play the "A" sting with
your bow.
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"B"
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"A" vs. "B"
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Song Without Letters
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Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
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Down and Up
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Move the bow toward
your body (to the left) for
an UP bow.
Move the bow away from
your body (to the right) for
a DOWN bow.
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Bow Time
Love My Bow
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Starting Over
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Lift It
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Lift or Loose
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Love to Lift
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Old McDonald
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London Bridge
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Three Counts Each
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Careful Counter
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Cukoo Bird
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I See "C" Sharp
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To play our new note, place the
first and second fingers of your left hand
down on the "A" string's first two tapes.
Curve your fingers & use your finger tips
on the "A" string.
Relax your thumb.
Press firmly and play the "A" sting with
your bow.
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Second Finger
"C#"
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Hot Cross Buns on the "A" String
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Climbing Up and Down
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Jump Right In
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We Can All Read!
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Meet the Mr. "D"
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To play our new note, place the first,
second and third fingers of your left hand
down on the "A" string's first three tapes.
Curve your fingers & use your finger tips
on the "A" string.
Relax your thumb.
Press firmly and play the "D" sting with
your bow.
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My Sombrero
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The Eagle Waltz
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Pencil and Eraser Waltz
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Buffalo Gals
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Tied Score
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or more notes of the same pitch.
Hold the note for the combined value
of the notes.
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Looby Loo
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Camptown Races
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A - D - E - G - F# - B
Draw the notes on the staff.
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To play our new note, raise your
right elbow slightly and play your
open "G" string (fattest string).
Open "G" is below the music staff.
It is the lowest sounding note on the violin.
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My Low, Fat "G"
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Grandma's Tune
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Mama's Little Baby Loves
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Piano
Forte
Cabbage Song
Play with a soft volume.
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Move you bow in the same direction for the slurred notes. Don't stop
the bow. Use an equal amount of bow for each note in the slur.
A SLUR is a curved line that connects two notes of different pitches.
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Ode to Joy
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