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24 Keys Scales and Arpeggios for Violin - Book 1
24 Keys Scales and Arpeggios for Violin - Book 1
Price: £3.08

4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book., 26 Feb 2014
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As a returning beginner I find this book particularly useful, especially as the dearth of music teachers for violin in this area means I am self taught. Don't follow the ABRSM syllabus anyway so not a problem.
Initially bought the Kindle edition but rather small screen and in black and white hampers it's usefulness (so only 4*) so I purchased the full version for download from publishers and printed it out in colour - much better.
I can't wait for Book 2.
Soon please!!


Z-Tec Folding Bath or Shower Stool
Z-Tec Folding Bath or Shower Stool
Offered by Virtus Medica
Price: £28.00

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!, 26 Feb 2014
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Amazing quality for the price.
The elderly in-laws love it, it enables them to maintain their autonomy and independance.
Robust and stable.


450 GSM Plain NAVY BLUE 100% Cotton Terry Towelling Bathrobe - Free Size
450 GSM Plain NAVY BLUE 100% Cotton Terry Towelling Bathrobe - Free Size
Offered by ETHIC-STAR Limited
Price: £15.77

5.0 out of 5 stars Good purchase!, 26 Feb 2014
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Good quality.
Washes and tumbledries well without shrinkage.
Father in law is delighted. He can wrap himself up in it after his shower.
Result!


Andrex White Toilet Tissue - 9 x Pack of 5 (45 Rolls)
Andrex White Toilet Tissue - 9 x Pack of 5 (45 Rolls)
Offered by Grocery UK LTD
Price: £25.76

5.0 out of 5 stars Good purchase!, 26 Feb 2014
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Bought this for delivery to my in-laws in UK for when my wifes aunt visits, depleting their stock, (she lines the WC bowl with toilet paper??)
Cheaper even than the promotion at Tesco!
Strange present but they like it!


Panasonic RP-HJE 120 E1-K black
Panasonic RP-HJE 120 E1-K black
Offered by Amy`s Schätze
Price: £6.49

5.0 out of 5 stars A sound purchase!, 26 Feb 2014
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I bought this for my elderly father in law (a bit of a technophobe) - for his new MP3 player (Sansa Clip+ brilliant device but of which the earphones are at best, average)
Comfortable, unintrusive, light and good performance.
He is impressed!
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I Used to Know That: Stuff You Forgot From School
I Used to Know That: Stuff You Forgot From School
Price: £2.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Accessible and informative., 26 Feb 2014
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Bought this book in Kindle format so I can dip into it when the mood takes me.
I really like it.
I hadn't realised how much I had forgotten!
Caroline Taggart is a good author with a talent for making stuff, once easily forgettable at school, once again accessible and easily digested.


A New Tune A Day for Violin (Book 1)
A New Tune A Day for Violin (Book 1)
by Sarah Pope
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.96

5.0 out of 5 stars Useful tuition book., 26 Feb 2014
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As a returning beginner (more than 50 years after a not very inspiring beginning!) I found this book particularly accessible and enjoyable.
Easy to follow and practical format with sound advice.
Enabled better progress than I could have managed without it.
I can't wait for Book 2 - sooner rather than later please !


Violin For Dummies
Violin For Dummies
by Katharine Rapoport
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great, even for the not so dumb beginner (at least I think I am !)., 26 Feb 2014
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This review is from: Violin For Dummies (Paperback)
A very accessible book (which it is intended to be).
It certainly helped me to brush up on the basics and restart an albeit difficult apprenticeship (after more than 50 years) - of one of the most difficult instruments to master (but all the more satisfying if you can !)
Helped even more by the availability of MP3 tracks and video although the video interface could be much improved but that's being picky.
Wish it had been about 50 years ago, perhaps I wouldn't have stopped after a not very inspiring beginning.
There are, of course, some areas that could perhaps be improved on eg reading music and musical notation but judging by weight, it is already in the heavyweight category (not a pocketbook !)


The Rough Guide to the Violin & Viola (The Essential Tipbook)
The Rough Guide to the Violin & Viola (The Essential Tipbook)
by Hugo Pinksterboer
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Great little book., 26 Feb 2014
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Wonderful little book for the enthusiastic beginner (like me) but also the more advanced violin player wanting to know more. A little light on some topics, but, within the constraints of size, it slips easily into the pocket for when you have a few idle moments!


Violin Owner's Manual
Violin Owner's Manual
by "Strings" Magazine
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.02

5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent read for the new or experienced violin owner., 26 Feb 2014
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Very interesting and useful book which, written by experts, gives an in depth insight into the mechanics of the violin and many hints and tips to help improve your own capabilities.
A good choice.


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