Joining the Dots for Violin Grade 1
Joining the Dots for violin grade 1 goes hand in hand with the ABRSM Violin specimen sight reading tests for grade 1, offering violinists lots of material to help build confidence and skill in sight-reading. The series brings together a range of activities to help students improve their sense of fingerboard geography, helping them to read new music more quickly and easily.
The 5 books in the series cover the requirements for ABRSM’s sight-reading tests at each of Grades 1-5, and include:
- Many short, characterful pieces to sight-read, in a range of approachable musical styles
- Warm-up and technical exercises, to establish finger patterns within each key
- Simple improvisation exercises in which students can explore musical ideas and familiarize themselves further with the ‘feel’ of each key
- Longer solo pieces and some duets and trios, for additional sight-reading practice or to learn quickly and play through for fun