Violin For Dummies, 2nd Edition

Violin For Dummies, 2nd Edition

by Katharine Rapoport
     
 

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The bestselling guide to teaching yourself the violin just got better

Despite being one of the most popular musical instruments for budding musicians, the violin has a reputation as being amongst the most difficult to learn. But no longer. Violin for Dummies is packed with the information you need to learn the art of this beautiful instrument,

Overview

The bestselling guide to teaching yourself the violin just got better

Despite being one of the most popular musical instruments for budding musicians, the violin has a reputation as being amongst the most difficult to learn. But no longer. Violin for Dummies is packed with the information you need to learn the art of this beautiful instrument, whether you're looking to get a head start before taking up lessons or are already studying with a tutor but want a little boost. With this book you have everything you need to get started.

Even if you've never read a note of music, this book will have you playing in no time, introducing you to the fundamentals of the violin, from selecting and tuning to understanding rhythm, musical notation, and harmony.

  • Walks you through everything from how to hold your violin to playing popular classical, jazz, gypsy, and fiddle tunes
  • Filled with all-new content, including new music and updated resources
  • Designed for aspiring musicians going it alone, the book can also serve as an invaluable aid for instructors

Fully revised and updated, Violin For Dummies builds on the winning formula that made the original a bestseller, establishing it as the only book the aspiring violinist needs to get started.

CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118273593
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/17/2012
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Katharine Rapoport is a violinist and violist, who teaches at the University of Toronto and at the Royal Conservatory of Music. She has more than 30 years of professional experience, including solo, chamber, and orchestral performance in Canada, the United States, and throughout Europe.

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