Violin Primer Book

blues guitar lessonThe Violin Primer Book with Audio CD by Jim Tolles is designed for the absolute beginner. This course will cover the basic fundamentals like parts of the violin, how to hold the bow, proper playing position, reading music notation, and playing in tune. The easy to follow step by step instruction makes this the perfect book for school orchestra programs or group instruction. Songs on the audio CD include Alphabet Song, Mary Had A Little Lamb, Go Tell Aunt Rhody, Sunday Waltz, Jenny Pluck Pears, When The Saints Go Marching In, Red River Valley, Sweet on Violin, and Seagulls & Seals.

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Code: VP
Length: 49 pages
Audio CD: 57 minutes
Level: Beginner
Price: $14.95

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Techniques Covered

  • Parts of the Violin and Bow
  • Bow Preparation
  • Tuning
  • Holding the Violin
  • Left Hand and Arm Position
  • Holding the Bow
  • Music Notation
  • Slurs
  • Scales
  • Ties


  • Alphabet Song
  • Mary Had A Little Lamb
  • Go Tell Aunt Rhody
  • Sunday Waltz
  • Jenny Pluck Pears
  • When the Saints Go Marching In
  • Red River Valley
  • Sweet on Violin
  • Seagulls & Seals

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