I picked up a violin for the first time at 41. And as an absolute beginner, I have collected two books already. Each has its pros and cons but nevertheless equally just as important.
Stepping Stones is book from my girl which I borrowed. Very friendly practice book to help you learn to read the first 4 important notes: G,D,A and E. At the end of the book, you will learn how to use the first finger in all those 4 notes.
Suzuki Violin 1 looks downright scary as an absolute beginner. One needs a teacher to guide you along the pages. It comes with a CD which I haven’t tried yet because, uhm, does anyone here still uses CD player? Thankfully, there are a lot of tutorials of suzuki method in youtube and my favorite of them all is Pro-Am Strings. At the end of this book, you will learn to use all 4 fingers and play a tune that everyone can relate to which is twinkle twinkle little star.
It has been almost 2 months and I am still using these two books because I believe its a good foundation which shouldn’t be taken lightly.
What are your first books in Violin?