Play the Violin is a contemporary method which is ideal for use in individual or group teaching situations. With 24 structured lessons and two carefully composed Cds each volume is an excellent guide for any violin pupil. Play the Violin stands out because of its clear instructions, intonation and echo exercises, rhythm exercises, assignments and games. Puzzles and interesting background information make the method extra attractive for pupils.Volume 2 introduces: third and fourth finger patterns, the third position, easy position shifts, major and minor scales and arpeggios, staccato, portato, basic spiccato, vibrato, syncopation, triplets, double stopping and much more. A separate piano accompaniment book (DHP 164247-4) is available turning the melodies in this method into exciting concert pieces.