Barbara Barber's new series introduces an intonation system that teaches string players the layout of the fingerboard using four basic color-coded patterns. String Class Fingerboard Geography can be used as a daily warm-up routine and complements perfectly any beginning string method. Violin, viola, cello, and bass are included in one simple book.
Violin and Viola Fingerboard Geography add eight additional color-coded patterns with workouts on all parts of the fingerboard. Barber concludes these books with dozens of short Preview Exercises for pieces in the Suzuki Violin or Viola School. However, they may complement any teaching approach.
The "prequel" to Barbara Barber's widely-used Scales for Advanced Violinists is here! Scales for Young Violinists is a user-friendly scale system which presents two-octave major, melodic minor, and harmonic minor scales with arpeggios. The first five Foundation Keys (C, D, E, F, G) introduce beginning double-stops in octaves, 3rds, and 6ths, and harmonics are presented in all twelve keys. Preparatory shifting exercises, bowing and rhythmic variants, a helpful Circle of 5ths, and Progress Chart make this the perfect beginning scale book for every violin student.
Title: Scales for Young Violinists. Composed by Barbara Barber. Published by Summy-Birchard Inc. Distributed by Alfred Publishing.