Eta Cohen's world famous Violin method broke new ground when it was first released. Providing an incremental approach to learning the instrument, it only introducing one concept at a time and reinforced each new concept with an accompanying exercise and highly enjoyable pieces. The careful organisation of the method meant that it was a great equaliser because any child could make good progress almost irrespective of talent. It was also based upon the principal that playing well brings intense satisfaction, whereas playing badly only results in frustration.
The Eta Cohen Violin Method has produced music professionals who, today, occupy many prominent positions in the music profession, including renowned soloists, chamber musicians, orchestral performers (including several orchestral leaders) and teachers.
This sixth edition has been completely revised and updated to make Eta's method available to yet another generation of aspiring violinists.
Book 1 is a complete guide to everything the beginner violinist needs in order to develop a secure technique. It is packed full of fun and engaging pieces, with helpful photos to guide technical aspects of playing. It includes 4 beautifully recorded CDs containing backing track arrangements for students to play along with, plus demonstration tracks of all the pieces included in the book.
"It's truly the Delia Smith of Violin methods... the much-imitated, indispensible original" - James Murphy Director, Southbank Sinfonia