The San Francisco Public Library has a wide range of material for musicians at all levels. We have violin music for both young and adult beginners.
Early Start on the Violin is an excellent method for the child violinist. Violin by Craig Duncan is suited to elementary school instrument. The Suzuki Violin School is used in string classes and includes piano accompaniment. Maia Bang's Violin Method and Mel Bay's Violin Method would also be well suited to the adult beginner.
For those teaching themselves, the DVD ABC's of Violin for the Absolute Beginner could be very helpful. Easy Classics for Violin and The Violin Collection provide simple solo works.
The list below comes from the San Francisco Public Library Bibliocommons list "Learning the Violin."
Early Start on the Violin by Egon Sassmannshaus (New York : Bärenreiter, 2008).
Violin by Craig Duncan (Mel Bay Publications, 2002)
Violin Method by Maia Bang (C. Fischer, 1919-1925).
Suzuki violin school by Shin'ichi Suzuki (Summy-Birchard; Distributed by Alfred Pub. Co., 1970-2008)
Easy classics for violin (Mel Bay Publications, 1997)
The ABC's of Violin for the Absolute Beginner [DVD] (Carl Fischer, 2005)
The Violin Collection Easy to Intermediate Level: 14 pieces in First Position by 12 Composers (G. Schirmer; Distributed by Hal Leonard, 2007)
Mel Bay's violin method by Frank Zucco (Mel Bay Publications, 1992)
Eta Cohen's Easy Violin Duets (Novello, 1997).
Essential Elements for Strings A Comprehensive String Method. Violin. book 1 By Michael Allen [includes CD] (Hal Leonard, 2004).
String Tunes A Very Beginning Solo (or Unison) Songbook : 36 Songs in Progressive Order Starting With the First Three Notes Taught in All Beginning String Methods by Samuel Applebaum (Belwin-Mills Pub. Corp., 1994)
A Collection of Easy Violin Pieces (Amsco Publications, 1949)
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