A bestseller among brand new violin students who prefer studying independently, this is an easy way to begin to master the basics of music and violin technique in the comfort of your own home. Lessons include holding the instrument and bow, tuning the violin plus more advanced bowing and fingering. Includes 40 great melodies to inspire the music-lover. Comes with 2 great CD's including play-along CD with accompaniment for the melodies so violin practice can be gratifying from the very start. In addition there is a DVD that accompanies all the lessons in the book so students won't have to guess about appropriate technique. It will be right on the TV screen.