Series : Belwin Course for Strings
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 Second Position---Finding the Fingers on the A and D Strings             
  • Finding the Fingers on the G and C Strings           
  • From One String to Another in the Second Position         
  • More Melodies That Shift with the Same Finger               
  • Melodies in C Major That Include the Second Position   
  • We Go from an Open String to the Second Position        
  • Melodies That Shift To and From the Second Position with Different Fingers       
  • The Scale Line Shift        
  • How to Shift When There Is No Slur        
  • The Third Position           
  • We Shift To and From the Third Position with the Same Finger   
  • Melodies That Shift To and From the Third Position Without Slurs            
  • How to Build a Minor Scale         
  • Melodies in Minor Keys---The Half Position        
  • More Melodies in Minor Keys   
  • The Wrist and Finger Stroke       
  • Sixteenth Notes              
  • The Dotted Eighth and Sixteenth Note  
  • More Melodies with Dotted Eighth and Sixteenth Notes              
  • Melodies Using the Martelé Bowing---The Fourth Position          
  • Finding the Notes in the Fourth Position              
  • We Shift To and From the Fourth Position with the Same Finger               
  • A New Rhythm---Triplets            
  • We Build a Major Scale on the Note A   
  • Melodies in Various Rhythms    
  • We Build a Major Scale on the Note E Flat            
  • More Harmonics---More Shifting             
  • Beautiful Melodies with Harmonics        
  • Melodies That Will Prepare for the Spiccato Stroke         
  • How to Play the Spiccato Stroke               
  • Lively Melodies Using the Spiccato Stroke


Publisher: ALFRED

String Builder, Book III





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