Edward Huws Jones: Violin Star 1 - Student's Book

Books and CDs | Violin

Publisher: ABRSM Publishing
Composer: Edward Huws Jones
Series: Violin Star
Format: Sheet Music | Instrumental Album

Violin Star 1 is part of a three-book series offering beginner violinists a refreshing and inspirational choice of pieces to help build confidence and musical skills. The repertoire is imaginatively tailored to develop specific techniques through an exciting range of musical styles.

This Student's book contains the solo violin parts, along with colourful illustrations, activities and a playalong CD. The Accompaniment book, available separately, includes piano and violin accompaniments for every piece.

Key features of the series:

  • An approachable progression from beginner level to Grade 2
  • Playalong CDs with each Student’s book, which contain specially created instrumental arrangements to convey style and mood
  • Original compositions and arrangements by Edward Huws Jones
ISBN: 9781860968990
Published on: 07 July 2011
No of pages: 32
Language: English
Catalogue No: 9781860968990

          Edward Huws Jones: Violin Star 1 - Student's Book reviews verified by reevooReevoo

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          Scores 9.2 out of 10 based on 13 reviews
          10 out of 10


          Good for a complete beginner
          Reviewer left no comment
          Confirmed purchase: 06 September 2016
          Published on: 25 September 2016
          10 out of 10


          Manchester GB I am an optimist
          The book is well set out & slowly, throughout the book increases your skill
          Reviewer left no comment
          Confirmed purchase: 15 February 2016
          Published on: 01 March 2016
          8 out of 10


          WGC GB Mum of enthusiastic beginner
          The CD that comes with the book is really useful for a beginner.
          Apart from the cost, which I thought was a bit on the high side; it would have been really helpful if there was a little introduction on note designations, time signatures and so on. As this book is targeted at beginners, helping them get the basics right is vital!
          Confirmed purchase: 29 June 2015
          Published on: 13 July 2015

          Musicroom Reviews

          Having taught violin since 1990 I used to use the old Abracadabra books, but have not been pleased with the new verion at all. This book came as a free gift from the ABRSM and I tried it out on an 8 year old who was doing violin more at the parents suggestions. using this book and the CD has resulted in pracice with no nagging, progress being made and a happy pupil. It is progressive, interesting and a breath of fresh air. Cannot recommend it enough and am about to buy 6 more copies for the pupils at my school as they all love it. NB I am a faculty head of arts and music in a high school so I have lots of opportunities to see good and bad books all the time.
          Anonymous - (Warrington, United Kingdom)
          This is a perfect first degree violin book. Colourfull, easy, with excellent backing tracks, smart, intelligently composed. Plenty of tunes on open strings starting with pizzicato, which build confidence, level of difficulty rises slowly, change of strings, 1st finger, two fingers, etc. I bought it for my bored pupil, and now all my first degree students play with great satisfaction from this book. Backing tracks are good quality, diversified with elements of world music, well recorded- yes sometimes electronically -but perfectly. In overall 5/5! It`s worth it.
          Anonymous - (Poland)
          Useful material presented in a bright format. CD's sound very 'digital' so it's just as well there's a book of traditional violin/piano accompaniments available as well.
          Anonymous - (Woodbridge, United Kingdom)
          These books are the best ever. i use them for individual, wopps and group lessons and everyone loves them. They have just the right amount of repetition and all the tunes have technical and musical elements built in. They suit everyone from the least able to the most. I hope they will produce books for the next levels? Makes my life so much easier and more satisfying!!
          Anonymous - (Stevenage, United Kingdom)
          This is a great book for beginners and the students I use it with absolutely love it!
          Anonymous - (Whitley Bay, United Kingdom)
          Great book for the beginner violinist. Packed full of fun pieces that progress in difficulty through the book. Illustrations are lovely - my pupils love them! As a teacher, I would recommend this book as it also provides activities to help learn various aspects of the pieces.
          Anonymous - (Dorset, United Kingdom)
          Delivery was fast. CD which was not working. Receive another one straight away. Great service
          Anonymous - (OMAGH, United Kingdom)
          This is great. The kids love the funky backing tracks - I find myself dancing along in lessons! A brilliant teaching aid.
          Anonymous - (London, United Kingdom)