NEW BOOK: From the author of Absolute Beginner Violin Book 1, Antoinette Ady


Deciphering Sheet Music Crash Course eBook

The only book created specifically for adults who are scared to death of reading sheet music.

Now when you order your FREE copy of Deciphering Sheet Music Crash Course eBook you also get the Basic Dictionary of Common Music Terms and Symbols for Violinists and a special insider offer on the Absolute Beginner Violin Book 1!

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  • Finally understand the symbols that all sheet music has in common.
  • Learn how to keep a steady beat.
  • Learn the simple way to know which notes to play and how long to hold them.
  • Learn the right way to count, without needing any musical experience whatsoever! 
  • Learn how to count the harder stuff, so you can tackle it when you get there.
  • Find out how music relates to pizza (mmm, pizza...)

BONUS: Basic Music Dictionary of Common Music Terms and Symbols in Violin

    • 72 of the most commonly used words in beginner violin (word you'll run into all the time!)
    • 87 definitions with examples and illustrations (many words have two or more meanings. Wouldn't it be great to always know which one was being used?)
    • 14 pages of music theory that is applicable to any first time musician (or us Suzuki kids who later realized we have no idea how to read sheet music!)

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