Wee Violin: World Music Preparatory to Twinkle will bring joy and music into learning solid foundational technique in beginning violin lessons. Whether you are a “wee” child embarking on a violin journey, or part of the family, community or world supporting a young child, together “wee” can make music.
Music children love
From the stone passing song of Ghana, to the hand clapping song of Mexico, Wee Violin is music that children all around the world sing and use in play naturally, without adult instruction. With rich harmonies, melodies and a variety of tonalities and meters, families will find it effortless to listen, sing and dance to the music with their child. In turn, children instinctively imitate Wee Violin music on their instrument.
Techniques teachers love
While children are playing music they love, teachers can rest assured children are building solid technique. From how to stand, to how to hold the bow, to how to place fingers, each song has been paired with a foundational technique of violin playing, ensuring that every technique has ample time to solidify.
Aural based learning
Just as children learn to speak before they learn to read, so young violinists can learn to play violin before they learn to read music. By first separating rhythm and pitch, left hand and right hand, and then combining them later, Wee Violin makes learning by ear effortless for young children. The digital recording provided gives students the opportunity to listen to and freely imitate what they hear on the instrument.
Wee Violin provides a selection of music for every technique a child needs to learn from their first lesson to level 1 repertoire. No other book provides such a breadth and depth of music for this level 0, or foundational phase of learning.
Wee Violin contains over 30 hand drawn illustrations of children’s hands and bodies producing early techniques and exercises. Because adult hands are anatomically different from children’s hands, Wee Violin uses children’s hands as model and outlines them in simple, easy to understand drawings.
At the conclusion of this book of study, children can effortlessly play Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, the first song in many level 1 collections. This allows students to enter level 1 books with a solid foundation and an entire collection repertoire already learned.
Wee Violin contains music passed down from generations and found throughout the world, giving student connections with generations passed and cultures all around. Repertoire includes:
Birch Tree (Russia), Dobru Noc (Czechslovokia), Third Little Mouse (England), Hop Ol’ Squirrel (United States), Still, Still Still (Austria), Dance with Josie (United States), Ol’ Joe Clark (United States), Dinosaur (Spain), Pitter Patter (United States), Circle ‘Round the Zero (United States), A La Rueda (Cuba), Cabbages (United States), Te Aroha (New Zeland), Obwisana (Ghana), Hotaru Koi (Japan), One Little Owl (United States), Banaha (Congo), Zum Gali Gali (Israel), Swallowtail Jig (Ireland), Feng Yang (China), Canoe Song (Canada), John the Rabbit (United States), Mighty Pretty Motion (United States), Biddy, Biddy (Jamaica), Los Pollitos (Mexico), Anile, Anile Odi Vaa (Sri Lanka), Turn, Cinnamon Turn (United States), Alle Galloa Galloo (Engalnd), Chiapanecas (Mexico), Carangueajo (Brazil), Diddle, Diddle Dumpling (England), La Granja (Argentina), Annie Was the Miller’s Daughter (Czechslovokia).
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