Sassmannshaus Early Start on the Viola Volume 2 - Dalseno String Studio

Sassmannshaus Early Start on the Viola Volume 2

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For more than three decades The Sassmannshaus Tradition has been one of the leading string methods for children in German-speaking countries. In fact, more than half a million players have successfully learned to play the violin, viola and cello using this method. For more than three decades The Sassmannshaus Tradition has been one of the leading string methods for children in German-speaking countries. In fact, more than half a million players have successfully learned to play the violin, viola and cello using this method. The Sassmannshaus Tradition for viola is now available in English and has been adapted, both in content and songs, for today's English-speaking children. What makes this method so unique? *Large print notes and texts as well as many colourful illustrations are ideal for pre-school as well as school children. *Note reading is emphasized from the first lesson, encouraging ensemble playing from the very beginning. * Songs and scales in different positions are easily mastered within the first year of playing to ensure that children are not confined to first position playing. * Advanced viola techniques such as varied bow strokes and shifting are introduced in a basic form. Volume 2 The materials in this volume include nursery rhymes and easy dance pieces that are appropriate for young players and advance their ability to read music. The introduction of new steps is always done within familiar contexts and not compounded by simultaneous demands of new rhythms or techniques. Thus each goal can be reached effortlessly. Most important, the result is controllable by the child. This approach necessarily requires the repetition of easy material to introduce new skills - this repetition is age-appropriate, fun, and allows the child to gain security on the instrument. Only after this initial step will new reading materials be introduced in each chapter.