Written to follow Learning the Violin, Book One, this book combines catchy, enjoyable songs with easy exercises to help the beginning violin student play as much as possible. With exercises for agility and finger patterns, this book helps train students in essential technique, while at the same time introducing students to violin fiddle tunes, classical pieces, and folk melodies. The aim of Playing the Violin, Book One is to help the student with reading and playing skills, developing fluency that can help them in playing orchestra or solo music. With its emphasis on playable, fun tunes, this is a great supplement to other methods or studies! This book can be studied in private lessons, in violin classes, or in mixed string classes, along with Playing the Viola, Book One, Playing the Cello, Book One, and Playing the Bass, Book One. A Score and Piano Accompaniment is also available (CHP302). This book could be studied along with Learning the Violin, Book Two, and could be followed by Playing the Violin, Book Two.