Parts of the Violin by Carol Anderson Scales Aren't Just a Fish Thing is a picture book for students and teachers of the violin. It teaches the parts of the violin through the backdoor. One bit of information is presented through a large picture followed by a series of descriptions. With each pass through the book, a new description can be added. Eventually, the part and its use are understood without extra effort.
Learning the names of the parts of an instrument is foundational to the study of that instrument. Instructions can be laser focused by the teacher and carried out by the student without terms like: "Put your thumb on the 'thing-a-ma-jig' while you are bringing the 'whachamacallit' to the 'bottom'.
Teachers can use the book on their computers to teach the parts of the instrument. Be sure to check out the playing card games "Go Fish" and "Memory for Non-Readers" at scalesarentjustafishthing.com.
While using music as the catalyst, Scales Aren't Just a Fish Thing looks at the bigger picture. The task of studying music, with every learning curve or new 'a ha moment' a foundation is built that can teacher life skills. Scales Aren't Just a Fish Thing is a method of musical study built on an understanding of the brain and how it works. With a degree in psychology and over twenty years of teaching as a Suzuki violin teacher, Carol Anderson has developed an enhancement for all students of music that will go in the back door of learning and ignite sleeping brains.
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