Egon Saßmannshaus (19282010), Kurt Sassmannnshaus

Early start on the violin 1

Bärenreiter´s Sassmannshaus
The Sassmannshaus tradition

for: Violin

Music lesson book

Item no.768771
Author/ComposerEgon Saßmannshaus, Kurt Sassmannnshaus
Languagesenglish, spanish
Scope64 pages
Release year2011
Producer No.BA 9664
14.50 €
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (Germany )
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This edition consists of the English volume and an insert which includes translations of all text parts into Spanish.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. Spielbuch für Streicher ('Recital Pieces for String Ensemble', and “Weihnachtsspielbuch” ('Christmas Pieces for String Ensemble', both edited by Egon Sassmannshaus, give even the youngest learners an opportunity to try their hand at string ensemble playing.The authorsIn 1976 Egon Sassmannshaus, one of the most experienced and renowned violin teachers in Germany, published his tutor Früher Anfang auf der Geige.


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