Violin For Dummies book cover

Violin For Dummies

Published: October 20, 2020

Overview

Take a (violin) bow and let your inner musician shine! 

You don’t have to be a genius to start fiddling around! Violin For Dummies helps budding violinists of all ages begin to play. If you’ve never read a note of music, this book will show you how to turn those little black dots into beautiful notes. Start slow as you learn how to hold the instrument, use the bow, finger notes, and play in tune. Watch yourself blossom into a musician with tips on technique and style. When you’re ready to go further, this book will help you find the people and resources that can help you get just a little closer to virtuoso! 

Your own private lessons are right inside this book, with the included online video and audio instruction, plus recordings that will help you develop your “ear.” This book takes the guesswork out of learning an instrument, so you’ll be ready to join the band when the time comes! 

  • Choose a violin and learn the basics of holding the instrument and playing notes 
  • Start reading music with this fast-and-easy introduction to musical notation 
  • Improve your musicianship and start to play in groups 
  • Explore different music styles and legendary violin composers 

The violin is a beautiful thing—adding melody everywhere from orchestras to folk and pop tunes. With Violin For Dummies, you can make the music your own, even if you’re a total music beginner.  

Take a (violin) bow and let your inner musician shine! 

You don’t have to be a genius to start fiddling around! Violin For Dummies helps budding violinists of all ages begin to play. If you’ve never read a note of music, this book will show you how to turn those little black dots into beautiful notes. Start slow as you learn how to hold the instrument, use the bow, finger notes, and play in tune. Watch yourself blossom into a musician with tips on technique and style. When you’re ready to go further, this book will help you find the people and resources that can help you get just a little closer to virtuoso! 

Your own private lessons are right inside this book, with the included online video and audio

instruction, plus recordings that will help you develop your “ear.” This book takes the guesswork out of learning an instrument, so you’ll be ready to join the band when the time comes! 

  • Choose a violin and learn the basics of holding the instrument and playing notes 
  • Start reading music with this fast-and-easy introduction to musical notation 
  • Improve your musicianship and start to play in groups 
  • Explore different music styles and legendary violin composers 

The violin is a beautiful thing—adding melody everywhere from orchestras to folk and pop tunes. With Violin For Dummies, you can make the music your own, even if you’re a total music beginner.  

Violin For Dummies Cheat Sheet

With all of its different parts and its beautiful, delicate-looking body, the violin can feel a bit intimidating at first. This Cheat Sheet helps you get to know your instrument by introducing the most important parts of your violin, provides some easy steps to keep it in tip-top condition, and takes you through the process of taking the violin out of its case for the very first time.