The bestselling guide to teaching yourself the violin just got better
Despite being one of the most popular musical instruments for budding musicians, the violin has a reputation as being amongst the most difficult to learn. But no longer. Violin for Dummies is packed with the information you need to learn the art of this beautiful instrument, whether you're looking to get a head start before taking up lessons or are already studying with a tutor but want a little boost. With this book—which includes an accompanying CD filled with audio and video samples and tutorials—you have everything you need to get started.
Even if you've never read a note of music, this book will have you playing in no time, introducing you to the fundamentals of the violin, from selecting and tuning to understanding rhythm, musical notation, and harmony.
- Features newly recorded video and music on a bonus CD
- Walks you through everything from how to hold your violin to playing popular classical, jazz, gypsy, and fiddle tunes
- Filled with all-new content, including new music and updated resources
- Designed for aspiring musicians going it alone, the book can also serve as an invaluable aid for instructors
Fully revised and updated, Violin For Dummies builds on the winning formula that made the original a bestseller, establishing it as the only book the aspiring violinist needs to get started.