Emphasizes the development of consistent correct technique, while developing aural and music literacy skills simultaneously. Develops intonation, bow technique, tone, and musicianship concurrently, building each lesson around a specific technical issue while combining music literacy, ear training and performance concepts. These tunes are varied stylistically and include folk tunes from various cultures and original and classic melodies chosen for their musical value and accessibility. The enclosed teaching points can also supplement Suzuki Violin repertoire and provide students and parents involved in Suzuki lessons additional ear training activities and music literacy exercises. Facilitates skill development while providing opportunities to think and hear musically.