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Hal Leonard Once upon a String: Fiddle Fundamentals - Sabir - Book

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Once upon a String: Fiddle Fundamentals - Sabir - Book
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Author: Shamma Sabir
Format: Softcover
Instrumentation: Fiddle, Violin

Fiddle Fundamentals, the first book of the Once Upon a String series, covers beginning fiddle technique in an easy to understand, step-by-step fashion that is perfect for students, parents and teachers. This colourful resource includes:
  • pictures illustrating how to hold the violin and bow
  • ready to cut out "at-a-glance" checklists for key concepts
  • basic theory as it applies to fiddle playing
  • orientation for two important scales
  • basic rhythmic patterns for waltzes, jigs, and reels . . . and more

"I love how you have explained everything simply and effectively! The artwork throughout keeps it light and fun. Nothing to be fearful of here - just excited to learn the fiddle!" - Natalie MacMaster

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So great for little kids! 0 of 0 customers found this review helpful
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I love the layout of this book for both my students and my daughter. The exercises and warm ups are great and I use them with more advanced students too. The pictures are really helpful especially now, teaching online.
Posted by Brigitte on Nov 9, 2020
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Once Upon a String Fiddle Method: Volume 1 0 of 0 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Regina, Saskatchewan
Finally! This book has such great information, written out so that anyone can understand and apply. The book includes a wonderful break down for a students practice, addresses the importance of stretching and warming up, has fantastic warm up and left and right hand technique exercises as well as some nice easy fiddle tunes for beginner fiddle players. As a violin/fiddle teacher I highly recommend this book for its focus on technique and tunes in an engaging manner. Great Job Shamma!
Posted by karley parovsky on Oct 6, 2020
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Once upon a string - a terrific resource! 0 of 0 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Kamloops, British Columbia
A great instructional music book for students of any age. My students and I benefitted tremendously from Shamma's detailed and delightfully illustrated instructions. From left and right hand technique to practice tips, our improved playing ability for danceable tunes and sing-alongs has been a joy to discover. Thank you Shamma!
Posted by Tracy Beckett on Jul 6, 2019
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Once Upon a String 0 of 0 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Abbotsford, British Columbia
What a wonderful find...a positive, upbeat, beginner fiddle book. This user friendly book is a great teaching resource for young children and an after lesson follow up for parents to use to encourage practice in a positive way. It has and easy to follow format with a beautiful combination of art and still photography. As a teacher, I especially loved phrased questions like ?is your wrist straight, or are you serving pizza?... simple examples children understand. I will definitely use it in our studio. A well needed user friendly resource. Thank you for developing Once Upon A String
Posted by Rhonda Thorndale on Mar 24, 2019
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Once Upon A String...Fiddle Fundamentals 0 of 0 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Kamloops, British Columbia
What a wonderful find...a positive, upbeat, beginner fiddle book. This user friendly book is a great teaching resource for young children and an after lesson follow up for parents to use to encourage practice in a positive way. It has and easy to follow format with a beautiful combination of art and still photography. As a teacher, I especially loved phrased questions like ?is your wrist straight, or are you serving pizza?... simple examples children understand. I will definitely use it in our studio. A well needed user friendly resource. Thank you for developing Once Upon A String ??
Posted by Rhonda Pigott Thorndale - DuncanDale Music Studios on Mar 21, 2019
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This product is long overdue! 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Winnipeg (Pembina), Manitoba
I absolutely love Shamma Sabir's "Once Upon A String" book. I have a 7-year-old student who I've tried with other method books to teach how to read music. Her attention span wasn't able to be held for long due to the dryness and lack of "fun," for lack of a better description. With "Once Upon A String," she loves the pictures, the flow of the lessons, and she is actually learning with ease! I eagerly await the next one in the series!
Posted by Patti Kusturok on Mar 30, 2018
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