This extremely simple, big-note method is ideal for young children, and is especially useful for the trail or rental period. Teaching first position notes all four strings, the exercises guide early beginners through their first production of tone. Great emphasis has been placed in this book of sound fundamentals, proper hand positioning, holding of the bow, etc. Designed to be used in introductory lessons, this book contains extensive photographs illustrating proper hand positions. The exercises in the book progress from single-string studies to melodies combining more than one string. Upon completion of this book, the student will be ready to enter into Mel Bay's Violin Method.