Simply Violin

First Frets finger tapes substitute
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First Fret mounted on a violin fingerboard:
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First Frets Decal (Replacement for Tapes)

This extremely durable decal applies quickly and easily to fingerboards. A clean and simple substitute for conventional first position tapes.

  • Removes cleanly from the instrument.
  • Backing is white, decal is colorless.
  • An ideal teaching aid for beginning students.
  • Available in the following sizes: 1/16, 1/10, 1/8, 1/4, 3/4, 4/4.

First Frets match our full color fingerboard diagrams, Note Fun Flash Cards, and color diagrams and note reading instruction contained in the song books pictured below.
$2.45
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40 Favorite Fiddle Tunes
with Variations
fiddle tunes

$12.95

Sing. Play. Learn Method Book
90 Favorite Songs
first position violin

$14.95

90 Sacred Songs, Hymns, and Spirituals
the notes on a violin

$12.95

40 Favorite Christmas Songs
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$12.95

Our Song Books include our Full Color Fingerboard Diagram, also sold separately.
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Violin Scales & Arpeggios in 1, 2, & 3 Octaves
Based on Flesch

$12.95

This simple & intuitive book contains one, two, and three octave major & minor scales and arpeggios in every key. Based on the work of Carl Flesch, fingerings are consistent from scale to scale, arpeggio to arpeggio, & octave to octave.

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Serious Fiddling: Fiddle Tunes for Violin

$14.95

Full length original arrangements with double stops and guitar chords of famous fiddle tunes. Perfect for fiddle contests. Warning: Not for the faint of heart. These tunes are tricky!

  • Includes fingerings, bowings, and slide indications -- put your classical training to work and learn how to fiddle in style.
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  • By Sheila Graves

Tunes include: Chicken Reel, Arkansas Traveler, Devil's Dream, Beaumont Rag, Cotton Patch Rag, Tom and Jerry, Ragtime Annie, Westphalia Waltz, Roxanna Waltz, Cabri Waltz, and Red Wing.
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40 Favorite Christmas Songs for Violin

$12.95

Contains over 40 of the most beloved Christmas songs with lyrics for sing-alongs and ear training. Arrangements are true to the original melodies.

  • Can be used as a gig book by professionals.   
  • Playable in first position comfortably without use of the fourth finger of the left hand
  • Contains our full color Simply Violin Fingerboard Diagram, which matches the First Fret Decal (a one-piece replacement for conventional tapes).
  • By Lisa Berman, M.M.

Over 40 songs, including: The Twelve Days of Christmas, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, Silent Night, Jingle Bells, Carol of the Bells, March from Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky, What Child Is This, We Three Kings, and more.
First Frets Decal (Replacement for Tapes)

$2.45

This extremely durable decal that applies quickly and easily to fingerboards. A clean and simple substitute for conventional first position tapes.

  • Removes cleanly from the instrument.
  • Backing is white, decal is colorless.
  • An ideal teaching aid for all beginning students from child to adult.
  • Available in the following sizes: 1/16, 1/10, 1/8, 1/4, 3/4, 4/4.

First Frets match our full color fingerboard diagrams, Note Fun series of flash cards, & books: Sing. Play. Learn. 90 Favorite Songs for Violin in First Position, 45 Christmas Songs, 90 Sacred Songs, & 40 Favorite Fiddle Tunes.
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Simply Violin Song/Method Book
Sing. Play. Learn.
90 Favorite Songs for Violin


$14.95

Embrace and Expand Suzuki with this new method book that contains over 90 favorite songs, fiddle tunes, and classical melodies. Songs increase gradually in difficulty & are divided into sections according to finger patterns in order to introduce new notes and hand positions gradually. All songs can be played easily in first position without using the fourth finger of the left hand. Includes lyrics.




Over 90 Favorite Songs, including: The Wheels on the Bus, Star Spangled Banner, Yankee Doodle, Turkey in the Straw, The More We Get Together, Danny Boy, Taps, Clementine, Simple Gifts, The Itsy Bitsy Spider, If You're Happy and You Know It, Oh Susannah, When the Saints Go Marching In, Danny Boy, and Theme from Beethoven Symphony No. 9.
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Befiddled: 40 Favorite Fiddle Tunes for Violin

$12.95

Original arrangements plus variations of famous fiddle tunes from jig to hoedown for the beginning fiddler. Includes double stops, bowings, guitar chords, & slide indications. Learn how to fiddle in style!


Over 40 Tunes including: Arkansas Traveler, The Ash Grove. Bill Cheatham, Billy in the Lowground, Blackberry Blossom, Boil Them Cabbage Down, Cripple Creek, Devil's Dream, Dill Pickle Rag, Drowsy Maggie, Fisher's Hornpipe, Garry Owen, Golden Slippers, The Irish Washerwoman, Liberty, Listen to the Mocking Bird, Miss McLeod's Reel, Mississippi Sawyer, Old Joe Clark, Ragtime Annie, Red Haired Boy, Red Wing, Sailor's Hornpipe, Sally Goodin', St. Anne's Reel, Salt River, Soldier's Joy, Star of the County Down Waltz, Swallowtail Jig, and Turkey in the Straw.: Arkansas Traveler, The Ash Grove. Bill Cheatham, Billy in the Lowground, Blackberry Blossom, Boil Them Cabbage Down, Cripple Creek, Devil's Dream, Dill Pickle Rag, Drowsy Maggie, Fisher's Hornpipe, Garry Owen, Golden Slippers, The Irish Washerwoman, Liberty, Listen to the Mocking Bird, Miss McLeod's Reel, Mississippi Sawyer, Old Joe Clark, Ragtime Annie, Red Haired Boy, Red Wing, Sailor's Hornpipe, Sally Goodin', St. Anne's Reel, Salt River, Soldier's Joy, Star of the County Down Waltz, Swallowtail Jig, and Turkey in the Straw.
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90 Sacred Songs, Hymns, Spirituals, & Bible Songs for Violin

$12.95

Contains over 90 favorite sacred songs, hymns, spirituals and bible songs with lyrics.

  • Playable comfortably in first position without use of the fourth finger of the left hand.
  • Accurate versions of the tunes.
  • Suitable for professionals as a gig book.
  • Contains our full color Fingerboard Diagram, which matches the First Fret Decal (a one-piece decal that replaces conventional tapes).
  • By Lisa Berman, M.M.


Over 90 songs, including: Amazing Grace, Jesus Loves the Little Children, The Old Rugged Cross, This Little Light of Mine, O Happy Day, A Mighty Fortress is Our God, Rock of Ages, Ave Maria (Bach/Gounod and Schubert versions), Michael Row the Boat Ashore, Nearer My God to Thee, and Holy, Holy, Holy!
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FREE Offer DETAILS:
  • Purchase any of the Song Books featured below & receive a FREE matching First Fret.
  • Books contain matching diagrams (see below).
  • OR, purchase our revolutionary new KnowtesTM Fingerboard chart for $9.95 & receive a FREE First Fret decal.
  • Just add a First Fret to your cart along with a qualifying product and enter discount code: freefirstfret.
  • Limit: 1 Free First Fret per order (contact us if you are a teacher for an exception)
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