The Shirley Givens Children's Violin Method:
Left Hand agility & articulation game with finger pattern exercises.
Sammy XLR8, a character in the Violinland books,
guides the young earth violinists through Outer Space.

I'M SAMMY XLR8: I circle in outer space seeking violin adventure. Follow my orbit!

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A Fast-Finger Game

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