Egon Saßmannshaus (19282010)

Early Start On The Violin 2

A violin method for children age four and older with a French text supplement
Bärenreiter's Sassmannshaus

for: Violin

Music lesson book

Item no.621792
Author/ComposerEgon Saßmannshaus
Languagesenglish, french
Scope64/11 pages; 23 × 30 cm
Release year2016
Producer No.BA 9667
14.50 €
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (Germany )
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This edition consists of the English volume BA 9677 and an insert which includes translations of all text parts into French.

Volume 2 in our series, with colour illustrations and easy-to-read fingering charts, contains not only nursery rhymes and folk songs but also classical recital pieces for two violins to help learners improve their ability to read music. They will become acquainted with dotted notes, 16th notes (semiquavers) and their first double stops as well as with changing between high and low finger positions.

The volume is pioneering with its early introduction of playing in different positions: by combining finger patterns, the cornerstone of good scale technique, learners can play major and minor scales in every position without using open strings – and this often in the very first year of lessons!

This allows them to transpose the familiar nursery rhymes they have already mastered into other keys and higher positions. Together with the beginning shifting exercises, it provides a solid basis for early virtuosity – a great advantage offered by no other tutor in the same way.


  • Preface
  • The Third Finger Is The Tonic
  • Triads In C major, G major And D major
  • Songs With The New Finger Pattern
  • The Dotted Quarter Note
  • The Second Finger Changes Between High And Low Positions
  • The First Finger Is The Lowest Note Of The Chord
  • Triads In E major, A major And B major
  • Exercises With The New Finger Pattern
  • Changing Between High And Low Finger Positions
  • The Three Finger Patterns
  • Playing In Different Positions With The Three Patterns
  • Double Stops
  • The Second Finger Is The Tonic
  • Triads In F major, B-flat major And C major
  • Exercises With The New Finger Pattern
  • Sixteenth Notes
  • The First Finger Changes Between High And Low Positions
  • C major Notes In First Position
  • Exercises And Pieces In C major
  • Major And Minor Scales And Arpeggios Across Four Strings