Janice Tucker Rhoda's phenomenally successful series, The ABCs of Violin, owes much of its success to the wonderful original material and to the sensitive arrangements of classical, folk, fiddle and other popular melodies. This best selling instruction book along with the special CD insert is the perfect start for an Absolute Beginner of any age on the Violin. The many melodies plus short warm-up exercises and study pieces advance students technically in an easy and enjoyable way! Simple duets, scales, a note-reading worksheet, a glossary of music terms and symbols (page 47) and practice chart are also included along with many graphs to show left-hand finger placement. The special CD consists of three components: 34 performance pieces of violin with piano accompaniments, piano accompaniment tracks by themselves for play-along, and a printable pdf file of the piano accompaniments. Concert violinist Emil Altschuler is a protégé of Erick Friedman and Dorothy DeLay. He plays the ABCs of Violin Book 1 CD with passion, sensitivity and elegance.