Try as we might, strings just don't teach themselves. Quite the opposite, really: they can be some of the more challenging instruments to learn! But you have nothing to worry about, because the resources you'll find in this section can become the ace up your educational sleeve. The right reference materials will make all the difference in your musical journey, and with so many string methods here to choose from, those materials are just a few clicks away. The truth of the matter is that the task of learning an instrument shouldn't be intimidating; it should be exciting! And all it takes to cut down the intimidation factor is a great method book to help you along the way.
Choosing the best string methods for your needs is as easy as identifying which ones are relevant to you. There's no one-size-fits-all option here, because there are plenty of different steps to take while learning strings, and each book is designed to help you on one of those steps. That said, if you're just starting out, there are a few that you should check out first and foremost. The Hal Leonard Essential Elements for Strings series is one example, offering tailor-made methods for all strings including the violin, viola and double bass. For a well-rounded approach, you can partner these up with supplements like the Alfred I Can Read Music for Violin, Volume 1 Book, designed to walk you through reading sheet music written for your instrument.
Those beginner guides are only the beginning of what you'll find in this section, a variety that also includes advanced materials and even instructional aids such as the Hal Leonard Essential Elements 2000 for Strings - Teacher Resource Kit. So it doesn't matter if you're the student or the instructor; there's something here for you. The only question you need to ask is which things those are specifically, and the best way to find the answer is simple: start looking!