Book 1 is ideal for getting young beginners off to a flying start. The early part of the book can be used flexibly, accommodating the approach preferred by the teacher & suited to the progress of the student. Learning areas may be introduced separately & combined when ready. Reading rhythms. Bowing. Using left hand fingers. Pitch notation. Rhythm exercises are used before any pitch notation. Rhythms may be clapped or played, bowed or plucked, on open strings or using fingering.