The beginner's guide to learning the violin — for anymusical style Violin For Dummies helps you teach yourself to play theviolin, even if you've never read a note of music. From choosingthe right violin for you to playing a variety of musical styles,this book has you covered. You'll start with the basics of postureand bowing technique, learn how to tune your instrument and keep itin beautiful condition with regular maintenance. You'll learn howto read — and feel — the music, and how to inject yourown personality into whatever you play. Before you know it, you'llbe playing classical, jazz, country, and more, as you become a bonafide violin player. The included audio and video instructionencourages you to play along as you learn, and allow you to hear,see, and imitate proper technique. The violin's small size, portability, and mimicry of the humanvoice have made it popular across cultures and throughout time.This book shows you how to teach yourself the basics so you canstart playing quickly. Start with the basics of proper hold and bowing technique Learn how to properly tune and care for your violin Understand the nuances of rhythm and musical notation Play classical, jazz, and other popular styles of music The violin has a reputation of being difficult to learn, but thereality is that it's difficult to master. Anyone can learn,and practice over time will refine your technique and your musicalstyle. You'll have fun, make music, and maybe even fall in lovewith this instrument that has inspired some of the world's bestmusicians and composers. Get started today, the easy way, withViolin For Dummies.