Bärenreiter's Sassmannshaus: The Sassmannshaus Tradition - Early Start On The Violin (Volume 1)
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First published in 1976,The Sassmannshaus Tradition is one of the most thoroughly researched and thought-through beginner Violin methods in the world.
The author, Egon Sassmannshaus, was one of the most experienced and renowned Violin pedagogues in Germany. For the new English edition his son Kurt Sassmannshaus worked as co-author and adapted his father's successful method for English-speaking children.
Early Start On The Violin (Volume 1) contains 15 lessons with numerous call songs and nursery rhymes. Flash cards for learning notes in first position and their finger placements are also included.
After the introduction featuring open strings and basic note values, the "cuckoo call" follows as a basic interval. Note reading is introduced from the beginning, and accidentals are explained in the easiest way in the first volume. By the end of the first book, many English children’s songs using all fingers have been played and note values from whole to eighth notes have been introduced. Most exercises are underlaid with text so that rhythms can be learned easily and melodies can be perceived as a whole.