Mel Bay Method Book

Mel Bay Method Book

Mel Bay Violin Method BookUsing a few different method books, I’ve found that Mel Bay’s Violin Method book works best for preparing students to play the violin.

This book starts with playing the open strings so that the student can focus on perfecting the bow hold and bowing, before adding the left hand.

It also does not supply the student with the letter name of the note in the middle of the note, much unlike most methods books. I’ve noticed that my students were reading the letters instead of the actual notes. My oldest student is a 23 year old beginner and even she had trouble reading notes without the letters in them after first being taught how to play while reading notes with letters in the middle.


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