Violin Music Books
Music books are really important when learning an instrument. It pays to have more than one to prevent boredom and keep you inspired. Our selection is based on what Violin Teachers tell us are the most help for students and beginners of all ages. You will also find a good selection of Folk Dance tune books, which are very popular with children, they all seem to like a good tune.
Watch this space for more books especially if you are interested in playing Folk Music.
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Model - SteppingStones
Stepping Stones. A beginners Violin music book. 26 pieces which take the beginner from open strings to first finger. Complete with a CD to enourage practice. Highly recommended first violin book.
Model - TuneADay1
Tune A Day for Violin Book 1. A wealth of information in this little book. Starts with Basic Violin hold, Pizzicato and then steadily through various keys with sample tunes to ensemble playing, trio and quartet.
Model - WaggonWheels
Waggon Wheels - 26 pieces for Violin with Playalong CD. Starts with 2nd finger and goes to 4th, all in first position. Nice catchy tunes, which children seem to love.
Model - CeilidhColl
Ceilidh Collection - Traditional fiddle tunes from England, Ireland & Scotland. Excellent selection of relatively easy tunes. Melody with additional easy Violin part. Keys of A,C,G,D,Gm,Dm & Am.
Model - FiddleJoggers
Fiddle Time Joggers. A very popular first violin book. Takes the student from open strings to all four fingers with 47 easy to play tunes. Complete with a CD of accompaniment and 4 tuning tracks.
Model - FiddleRun
Fiddle Time Runners. A second book of easy pieces for the violin to follow on from te highly successful Fiddle Time Joggers. Complete with Audio CD accompaniment. Several tunes with two parts of equal difficulty.
Model - EasyPeasy
Easy Peasy Tunes - 101 folk tunes for absolute beginners. Though intended for beginner melodeon players this is an excellent source of easy tunes in the keys of D & G. Reels, Polkas, Jigs and Waltzes.
Model - PopEngSession
Popular English Session Tunes compiled by Dave Mallinson. A next step after Easy Peasy Tunes. 101 tunes, which provide the core repertoire of many English sessions at festivals and many good bands too - most enjoyable collection
Model - EngPubSess
English Pub Session Tunes compiled by Dave Mallinson. Another in the series following on from Easy Peasy Tunes. 101 tunes mainly English though a few popular Irish tunes have slipped in. Wide variety of difficulty.
Model - EngCountryDance
English Country Dance Tunes compiled by Dave Mallinson. Mally does it again, another 101 tunes suitable for pub & festival sessions and playing for dances. Wide variety of difficulty nearly all in G,d or A - Excellent tunes
Model - FidTunesViolinist
Fiddle Tunes for the Violinist - Betty M Barlow. A good selection of Jigs, Reels, and Hornpipes specially selected for the student or amateur violinist to build up their fiddling skills. In keys of G,D,and A. Includes Piano Accompaniment.
Model - ShowTunes
Show Tunes Playalong for Violin. 10 well known Show Tunes with melody line for Violin and backing track on CD. There are two versions on the CD, the complete performance and the performance minus the Violin.
Model - EngDanceVol2
The second Volume of this definitive collection of English Traditional Music. Polkas, Jigs,Schottishes, Hornpipes, Waltzes and Marches. Essential for any self respecting English fiddler. Highly recommended source book.
Model - ABCViolinBegin
The ABC's of Violin for the Absolute Beginner. Nicely laid out violin method book that's fun for children & adults. Tunes in the keys of A,D & G. Uses 1st to 4th finger. Explains key signatures and there's even some scales. Includes a CD with Piano Accompaniments as audio and as printable PDF's - Recommended.
Model - ABCintermediate
The next book in the ABC series after the beginers volume. Nicely laid out and takes you from the basic A,D & G keys to C and flat keys. Lots of well know tunes both Classical and Popular - fun to play.