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Violin for Dummies [With CD (Audio)]

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The bestselling guide to teaching yourself the violin just got betterDespite 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 ge ...more
Paperback, 412 pages
Published April 17th 2012 by For Dummies (first published January 9th 2007)
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Stephen Hanrahan
I like for dummies books .their clear and helpful and usually an excellent place to start learning any new subject.

Violin for dummies was such a starting point. I am a fairly good violin player .now as well as moving onto other instruments including cello guitar and piano.I have impressed several music students with my ability I on the instrument where most of my education was via YouTubeand this book
Sarah Angoluan
Despite that i don't actually read this book, because this book contains the basics that could help someone about the violin, i really find this book helpful, i read the parts that i don't know about the violin.

This book is helpful to those who don't know the basics of the violin, the parts of the violin and bow, proper bow hold and violin hold, how to change the violin string, how to tune and of course, how to read and the note placement in the violin.

I think this book is helpful for those who
Natalie Gilbert
Read the first few chapters of this and look forward to finishing it. It offered great insight on maintenance as well as history and technique. I also enjoyed the ice skating book by this publisher; I find they're quite comprehensive and always written by true experts (by Yamaguchi, for instance, in the case of the ice skating version).
Like most Dummies books, the helpful information is hit and miss.

For instance it tells you that you'll need to apply rosin, but it fails to mention that the rosin cake needs to scraped so that a powder can be obtained.

I feel pretty stupid for rubbing the rock-like rosin cake up and down the bow but how was I supposed to know?
Juanita Molina
a little bit hard to understand and the CD didn't work so i was kind of struggling and i didn't understand the up bow and down bow symbols when it came to reading an actual piece of music. I don't think this book is for people that expect to learn Violin without a teacher because trust me it's real hard.
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