The Shirley Givens Children's Violin Method:
Violin 2-octave Major Scales and Arpeggios, with their relative Minors,
note writing and key signatures are presented as the Mount Major Game,
led by Al Pine, the Fiddling Forest Ranger.

Greetings, Violinists! I'M AL PINE, your guide up the tricky violin trails of Mount Major.

the Trail Guide
up Mt.Major
Fourth Year)

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