Primary composer/editor/arranger : Samuel Applebaum 


The Belwin String Builder is a string class method in which the violin, viola, cello, and bass play together throughout. Each book, however, is a complete unit and may be used separately for class or individual instruction. The material in this book is realistically graded so that only a minimum of explanatory material is required. Each melody is interesting and will provide the basis for a fine left hand technic and bow arm. Available in three levels for violin, viola, cello, bass, piano accompaniment, and teacher's manual.


Table Of Contents


  • The C Major Scale---The Détaché Bowing Above the Middle of the Bow
  • More Melodies in C Major          
  • We Build a Major Scale on the Note G   
  • More Melodies in G Major---The Détaché Below the Middle of the Bow              
  • We Lower a Tone---A Major Scale Starting on F 
  • More Melodies in F Major---The Whole Bow Détaché   
  • Preparing for a New Rhythm---The Dotted Quarter Note             
  • Melodies with the Dotted Quarter and Eighth Note in One Bow
  • More Melodies with Dotted Quarters and Eighths           
  • Melodies Combining the Détaché Below and Above the Middle of the Bow        
  • We Build a Major Scale on the Note D   
  • More Melodies in D Major          
  • How to Go from One String to Another Very Smoothly  
  • More Melodies That We Have Heard     
  • The Left Hand---Melodies to Develop Strong Fingers     
  • We Build a Major Scale on the Note B Flat           
  • More Melodies in the Keys We Have Studied    
  • A New Tone---We Sharp the Third Finger            
  • More Melodies with the Third Finger Raised      
  • We Accent Certain Notes to Make Our Music Spirited    
  • The Martelé Bowing      
  • More Melodies Using the Martelé Bowing          
  • Playing on Two Strings at the Same Time---Learning to Tune the Violin  
  • Two Martelé Notes in One Bow
  • The Grand Martelé---The Whole Bow   
  • A New Rhythm---Six-Eight Time               
  • More Melodies in Six-Eight Time              
  • Beautiful Melodies in the Keys We Have Studied             
  • The Third Position---Finding the First and Second Fingers             
  • Finding the Third Finger in the Third Position      
  • Finding the Fourth Finger in the Third Position


Publisher: ALFRED

String Builder, Book II





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