Book One introduces Finger Pattern No 1, with all four fingers, detached bowing, slurring and crossing strings, one-octave major scales & arpeggios with rhythmic variations.
All the pieces in Books One & Two are written for, or arranged as, duets for viola and violin giving a more pleasing registration of sound and based on the assumption that viola teachers also play the violin. However the teacher parts can also be played on the viola. Music-making therefore flows naturally and is easily accomplished. The playing of duets promotes a confidence in the student and adds to the enjoyment of lessons.