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C.M. Sunday - Publications
Guide to Teaching and Playing the Violin: Easy reference guide to violin and viola pedagogy and performance for teachers, students and parents. Paperback – September 9, 2011; Kindle Ebook

Connie's Violin Page: Internet resources for string players, teachers, parents and students. Paperback – August 14, 2009

Love Letters to Marie: A World War II Correspondence: Transcription of letters my father wrote to my mother during his experiences as a navigator and bombardier on the B-26 Marauders during World War II. Paperback – August 7, 2011; Kindle Ebook

Violin/Viola Stuff: Things to Help you Get Started, Studying, Teaching and Playing the Violin and Viola. Paperback – August 18, 2013




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Instrument Care
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  1. Cleaning/Polishing and Removing Dust Bunnies
  2. How to change a violin or viola string
  3. Setting up the bridge on budget instruments shipped with the bridge down
  4. How to protect the violin from extremes of temperature and humidity
  5. Categories of strings
  6. Bridges, soundpost setter, pegs
  7. Violin/Viola Ranges and how to tune the instrument
  8. My pegs are not working right; how do I fix them?
  9. My chinrest came off; how can I fix it?
  10. My tailpiece came off; how can I fix it?
  11. Mutes
  12. Rosin
  13. Fingerboard tapes and pinky pads
  14. What on earth is a "Violin Hickey"?


Violin & Viola Scale Books
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Violin Scale Books
Barbara Barber Violin Scale Books:
Scales for Young Violinists
Scales for Advanced Violinists

• Lisa Berman: Violin Scales and Arpeggios in One, Two, and Three Octaves: Based on Carl Flesch
• Susan Brown: Two Octave Scales And Bowings For The Violin
• JoAnne Erwin, Kathleen Horvath: A Scale In Time
• Simon Fischer: Scales
• William Fitzpatrick: Scale Workbook (2 Octaves)
• Carl Flesch: Scale Studies - violin
• Ivan Galamian Contemporary Violin Technique: Vol. 1, Vol. 2
• C. Paul Herfurth: A Tune A Day Beginning Scales for Violin
• Jan Hrimaly: Scale Book - violin
• Paul Rolland, James Starr: Three Octave Scale Fingering Alternatives
• Henry Schradieck: School Of Violin Technics: Bk. 1, Bk. 2, Bk. 3
• Hans Sitt: Scales Studies For Violin, Op. 41
• William Starr: Scales Plus!
• Ritter-Stoessel: Scale and Chord Exercises for the Violin
Viola Scale Books
• Julia Adams: Scales for the Intermediate Violist

Barbara Barber Viola Scale Books:
Scales for Young Violists
Scales for Advanced Violists

• Kathy Blackwell: Viola Time Scales: Pieces, Puzzles, Scales, and Arpeggios
• George Bornoff: Finger Patterns for Viola
• Susan Brown: Two Octave Scales And Bowings For The Viola
• Castleman/Koob: Tonal Applications of Finger Patterns
• Mary Cohen: Scaley Monsters
• Carl Flesch: Scale Studies – viola
• Samuel Flor: I Like to Play Scales for the Viola
• Ivan Galamian: The Galamian Scale System For Viola (Volume 1)
• Rudolf Haken: Scales and Arpeggios
• Dr. Michael Kimber: Scales, Arpeggios, and Double Stops for the Violist
• Leonard Mogill: Mogill Scale Studies - viola
• Walter Primrose: The Art and Practice of Scale Playing on the Viola
• Ellen Rose: Extreme Viola. Printed to order. Contact
• Henry Schradieck: School Of Viola Technics - Bk. 1, Bk. 2, Bk. 3
• Stephanie Tretick: Vademecum Scales for Viola

Accidentals Happen! Scale Books by William H. Somach
Major & Minor, Modes, Dominant 7th, Pentatonic & Ethnic, Diminished & Augmented, Whole Tone, Jazz & Blues, Chromatic

VIOLIN:
Scales for Violin in First Position
Scales for Violin in One Octave
Scales for Violin in Two Octaves
Scales for Violin in Three Octaves
VIOLA:
Scales for Viola in First Position
Scales for Viola in One Octave
Scales for Viola in Two Octaves
Scales for Viola in Three Octaves
PIANO:
Scales for Keyboard: Twenty-Six Scales in All Key Signatures

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Violin & Viola Sight-Reading Books
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Editor's First Choice for Elementary Scales and Sight-Reading—by Kathy and David Blackwell

VIOLIN
ABRSM: Violin Specimen Sight Reading Tests 1-5, Tests 6-8

Alfred's Publishing Staff: Improve Your Sight-reading! Violin: A Workbook for Examinations Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Level 4, Level 5, Level 6, Level 7-8

Anthony, Robert: 300 Progressive Sight Reading Exercises for Violin Large Print Version: Part One of Two, Exercises 1-150 (Volume 1)

Blackwell, Kathy and David:
Vol. 1, Pieces, Puzzles, Scales, and Arpeggios
Vol. 2, Musicianship and Technique Through Scales

Cook, Keith: Sight Reading Violin Music: A Guide for the Non-beginner

Dabczynski, Andrew; Richard Meyer; Bob Phillips: Sight-Read It For Strings (Violin)

Davies, John: Violin Grades 1-5 Supplement (Improve Your Sight-Reading!)

Kember, John: Violin Sight-Reading Vol. 1, Vol. 2

Martin, Joanne: I Can Read Music: A Note Reading Book for Violin Students Vol. 1, Vol. 2

Schreck, Suzanne: Sight Reading Skills for Suzuki Violin Students Vol. 1, Vol. 2

VIOLA
ABRSM: Violin Specimen Sight Reading Tests 1-5, Tests 6-8

Anthony, Robert: 300 Progressive Sight Reading Exercises for Viola Large Print Version Vol. 1, Vol. 2

Blackwell, Kathy and David: Viola Time Scales: Pieces, Puzzles, Scales, and Arpeggios

Harris, Paul: Improve Your Sight-reading! Viola, Grade 1-5: A Workbook for Examinations

Kember, John: Viola Sight-Reading Vol. 1, Vol. 2

Schreck, Suzanne: Sight Reading Skills for Suzuki ViolaStudents Vol. 1

Learning Treble Clef:
• Harvey, Cassia: Treble Clef for the Viola
• Cohen, Mary: Quick Change! for Viola: Clef Switching for Viola Made Easy
• Stuen-Walker, Elizabeth: Treble Clef for Violists


Simon Fisher books
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Survival Guide for String Students & Parents
Music History/Theory Guide to Studying for Placement Tests
Discussion: Careers in Music
Grout History of Western Music: Outlines and Time Lines

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Barbara Barber
de Bériot
Lisa Berman
Heather Figi: Music for Young Violinists
Simon Fischer
Ivan Galamian: Photos, article, edited works
Francesco Geminiani: The Art of Playing the Violin (essay)
Nicolas Laoureux, A Practical Method for Violin (essay)
Janice Tucker Rhoda
William & Constance Starr
Suzuki: Books by and about
Tartini: Traité des Agréments (essay)
Kerstin Wartberg
Emily Williams
Edith Lynwood Winn: 14 Books on String Pedagogy
Violin Études
Viola Études

Administration of Postsecondary Music Departments
Violin Pedagogy & the Adolescent Student
The Beethoven Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61:
Some 20th Century Viewpoints

John Cage and Merce Cunningham (1942 - 1992)
Culture Test
Math/Music/Literacy Curriculum Unit
Einstein photos: Violin-playing physicist
Elitism versus Popularism in Music Education
Francesco Geminiani: The Art of Playing the Violin
Fraud Against Music Teachers
Ivan Galamian: Photos, article, edited works
Grout History of Western Music: Outlines and Time Lines
John Holt - Epilogue
Toby Appel's Guide to the Orchestra
Nicolas Laoureux, A Practical Method for Violin
Leonardo da Vinci."Lady with an Ermine"
The Love Poetry of Michelangelo Buonarroti
Portraits of Anomaly: Nannerl Mozart, Fanny
Mendelssohn, Clara Schumann

Sight Reading for Rehearsal & Auditions
Nicolas Slonimsky
Tartini: Traité des Agréments
Edith Lynwood Winn: 14 Books on String Pedagogy
You might be a theory geek if . . .
Beyond the Dots: Teaching Visually Impaired Students

Book Reviews:
Michael Rabin, America's Virtuoso Violinist, Anthony Feinstein
Heifetz as I Knew Him, Ayke Agus
The Suppression of Genius and Sensibility in the Public School System,
George Leonard's Education and Ecstasy


Handouts (web)
160 Flashcards for Strings & Piano Students
Advice to a College Student
Analysis of Carl Flesch Scale System
• J.S. Bach: Music | Recordings | Books | Links
Baroque Dance Forms
Bowing Variations
Care & Maintenance of Stringed Instruments
Chord Structures & Cadential Formulas
Clef Signs
Dynamics
Early History of the Violin
Elements of Music Pedagogy
Figured Bass New!
Fingerboard Charts: Violin and Viola
Forms
Intervals, Evaluating
Learning Curves
Modes
Musicology
Nonharmonic Tones
Non-Traditional String Sound Resources
Ornaments
Piano Pedals
Public Domain Materials for Intermediate Violin & Viola
String Pedagogy Library
Terminology: Common String Articulations
Three Charts for Violin/Viola Study
Time Signatures & Conducting Patterns
Two Essays on the Development of Student Orchestras
Violin/Viola, Piano: 3 octave fingerings

FREE Orchestral Excerpts:
New York Philharmonic Section Violin Audition
Excerpts - Concertmaster (includes Sheherazade)
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Suzuki Repertoire (pdf):
Violin: Books 1-10
Viola: Books 1-9
Piano: Books 1-7
Suzuki Literature: Books by & about Dr. Suzuki
160 Flashcards for Strings & Piano Students
Advice to a College Student
Analysis of Carl Flesch Scale System
Bach: Violin, Viola, Cello, Piano
Baroque Dance Forms
Bowing Variations for Two-Octave Scales
Common String Articulation (Terms)
Circle of Fifths
Chord Structures & Cadential Formulas
Clef Signs
Dynamics
Early History of the Violin (1520-1650)
Elements of Music Pedagogy
Evaluating Intervals
Figured Bass New!
Fingerboard Chart: Viola
Fingerboard Chart: Violin
Forms
Glossary of Musical Terminology
Large size Manuscript paper
Learning Curves
Modes
Music Pre-Post Test
Musicology - Historial Eras
Non-Harmonic Tones
Non-Traditional String Sound Resources
Ornaments
Piano Pedals
Public Domain Materials for Intermediate Violin & Viola Students
Star Spangled Banner, Arr. Rachmaninoff
String Care (16 pages)
Student Handout: Instrument Care (1 page)
Student Handout: Orchestra Etiquette (2 pages)
Suzuki Violin Repertoire List
Teaching Library
Three Charts for Violin/Viola Lessons
Time Signatures & Conducting Patterns
Two Essays on the Development of Student Orchestras
Viola Fingerboard Chart
Violin Fingerboard Chart
Violin Harmonics: Paul Zukofsky
Violin/Viola, Piano: 3 octave fingerings

PIANO EXERCISES:
Analysis: 1 octave Major & Minor Scales


Literature in PDF format


Essays in PDF format
The Beethoven Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61: Some 20th Century Viewpoints
John Cage and Merce Cunningham (1942 - 1992)
Ivan Galamian: Photos, article, edited works
Toby Appel's Guide to the Orchestra
Portraits of Anomaly: Nannerl Mozart, Fanny Mendelssohn, Clara Schumann
• Review: Michael Rabin, America's Virtuoso Violinist, Anthony Feinstein
• Review: Heifetz as I Knew Him, Ayke Agus
The Suppression of Genius and Sensibility in the Public School System, George Leonard's Education and Ecstasy

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