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Volume 2 of the comprehensive three-volume curriculum.
All For Strings - Book 2 devotes many exercises and musical selections to the development of major and minor left hand finger patterns for all string players, as well as shifting for cellists and bassists. New bowing styles are introduced, and more advanced rhythm patterns are incorporated. As in Book 1, a great variety of solos, duets, trios, and ensembles are included—perfect for performance!
Book 2 is part of All For Strings, a comprehensive three-volume method surrounded by a wealth of supplementary materials for teaching and performance. The complete curriculum covers virtually every aspect of beginning through intermediate string study, emphasizing technical skills, rhythmic understanding, and quality musical experiences. Many of the National Standards for Music Education can be easily implemented into the classroom setting with the varied components All for Strings has to offer.
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Comments about KJOS All for Strings Violin Book 2:
This book starts out teaching different keys again, and making sure the student understands the fingering in each one. After that the student learns harder keys, and eventually dotted quarters and eighths, sixteenth notes, and triplets. In the back are scales for many common keys, as well as rhythm and bowing variations for those scales. In the back is also a very good starter guide for vibrato with many good finger strengthening exercises which help when vibrato is continued in book 3.
This book has short songs and lots of technique, so I highly recommend getting the companion book, Solos and Etudes 2 by Frost and Anderson which has more interesting pieces. (I am really bummed out that MF does not sell this book!!) Also I love the theory book by Frost which really reinforces what the student learns.