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Free Sheet Music

Finally a free sheet music site that has true-blue beginner violin music! 8notes.com....Perfect Free Sheet Music Site For Beginners!!! Click Here.

Here is what you can expect at 8notes.com...

  • Very user-friendly
  • Simple to navigate
  • Easy songs for the very beginner with very few notes learned(No open strings songs)
  • Easy songs for the player who has most basic notes and bowing techniques learned.
  • Movie themes for the beginner to intermediate player.
  • Difficult classical pieces rewritten for the beginner violinist. (Perfect for orchestras!)

A Good Beginning Book Worth Buying.

"String Builder" for beginning violinist starts on open strings and slowly adds one or two fingers at a time. By the end of "String Builder Book 1", the student will know all notes in first position, have a firm understanding of using the bow, and learn the basics of rhythm and note duration. The songs are short, and fun. String Builder is also sold in viola, cello, and bass too, making it perfect for orchestras as well as for individuals in private lessons.

I remember learning from this book as a young violinist and now I teach from this book. "String Builder" is a perfect complimentary note reading book to any method or music you are currently using.

I found many positive reviews on "String Builder" like this one.

I knew nothing about playing music and musical notation, let alone playing a string instrument. I wanted to learn and did a bit of research on self-study books. In the end I bought a whole stack from various sources, including Suzuki. I found the String Builder to be the absolutely most logical and user friendly approach. All other books frustrated me, but String Builder is very easy to follow, and takes you through very logical exercises that are never boring or too hard.

The only drawback that some teachers and students have expressed is that "String Builder" introduces the two middle strings first and the Suzuki books begin on the top two strings.

Great Solo Music for the Beginner

Fairfield Fiddle Farm Book for Beginners - The Fairfield Fiddle Farm Book is a MUST have for your beginner. Mary had a little lamb is the very first song in this book, but it's a fun bouncy version. You'll also find beginner versions of Old Mcdonald Had a Farm, Bile em Cabbage Down, and Orange Blossom Special. My kids have played these together (piano and violin) for school talent shows and it is always a hit!
Plink, Plank, Plunk! - is a fun and entertaining solo. It combines pizzicato with bowing. The violinist must have a decent understanding of most notes in first position before beginning this song.
The Puppet Show - This is a must for anyone looking for beginner violin music. In fact, it was the first solo I ever performed at a recital. It combines left hand pizzicato with right hand bowing so it is very alluring to students and fun to play. This piece has a lot of melodic repetition which makes it nice for memorization and quick learning. With this song, students will gain experience of playing an actual 'solo' with different fast/slow movements and variations.

Or look for Solos for Young Violinists, Volume 1 compiled by Barbara Barber it is an excellent book that contains Puppet show plus 14 other wonderful solos for the beginner.
Solos for Young Violinists, Vol. 1
By Barber, Barbara
Ten O'Clock Rock
Boosey & Hawkes

I talked to my wonderful violin teacher the other day, and she was very excited about a book called "Ten O' Clock Rock". She said that she really likes it and that it has also been very popular with her students. Of course I had to run right out and find it and it does look fantastic!

Unique Music Website With Unique Products

V.I.P Strings sells some products that I really like. Some of my favorite VIP products are "Rainbow Tones", "Sight Reading Variations" and "Fiddle Fiesta".

I have found that students are motivated and enjoy playing more when the music has a really full and lively piano accompaniment part. "Rainbow Tones" is a book for beginners that has just that!

The other thing that is fun about V.I.P music is that the only place I have seen it sold online is their website. When you have a recital, concert, or competition, not everyone has this same book. So the music is fun, new, and exciting.