Egon Saßmannshaus (19282010)

Early start on the violin 1

A violin method for children (age four and older)

for: Violin

Music lesson book

Item no.485592
Author/ComposerEgon Saßmannshaus
Levelvery easy
Scope64 pages; 23 × 30 cm
Release year2019
Producer No.BA 9676
14.50 €
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (Germany )
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After beginning with open strings and simple note values, learners become acquainted with the 'cuckoo call' (minor 3rd) as a basic interval for guidance purposes and for mastering good intonation. Volume 1 makes use of nursery rhymes, all of which are supplied with words to ensure that the melody lines can be easily grasped as a whole. All the fingers are introduced in succession, as well as simple accidentals and note values from whole note (semibreve) to eighth note (quaver).

From the very beginning the volume places a special emphasis on reading musical notation and offers training in moving from one string to another and basic bowing strokes. Large print and delightful colour illustrations make the volume especially appealing to children. Enclosed is a sheet of cut-out musical cards that allow young learners to invent many puzzle and guessing games and later to master scales and pitch names.

To accompany this volume we recommend Volume 1 of the Violin Recital Album edited by Kurt and Christoph Sassmannshaus and Melissa Lusk. It contains 20 recital pieces in first position with piano accompaniment and an optional second violin part, allowing young players to display their progress in recitals.


  • Preface
  • Note Values And Symbols
  • Open Strings
  • String Crossing
  • The "Cuckoo's Third" With The Second Finger
  • The Fourth Finger
  • The Triad
  • The First Finger
  • String Crossing And Fingering On Different Strings
  • The Third Finger
  • Accidentals
  • Scales On Two Strings
  • More Exercises, Songs And Stroke Patterns
  • New Stroke Patterns
  • Slurred Notes
  • The Portato Stroke