Essential Elements for Strings – Book 2

(43 customer reviews)


SKU: 0634052667 Category:

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Hal Leonard (July 1, 2003)

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48 pages

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6.4 ounces

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9 x 0.13 x 12 inches


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#189 in Music Instruction & Study (Books)

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568 ratings

43 reviews for Essential Elements for Strings – Book 2

  1. carolina

    Lo que buscaba

    Para las clases de viola de mi hijo y le ha servido mucho gracias

  2. frank c. wen

    item as it describes

    item as it describes

  3. KatieSue

    Exactly what we needed a day earlier than expected!

    This order was delivered Wednesday, a day earlier than expected, and was exactly what we needed in good condition. My son was able to look it over before music class on Friday and be ready for class! Thank you so much!

  4. Anna H.


    Daughter was happy!

  5. AlaskanAmy


    Great book for our daughter while she can’t go to school to play with her orchestra.

  6. Irini E.

    Merchant with a heart

    I ordered sheet music for my 10 year old daughter. When it arrived, I discovered that I had ordered the wrong item and requested a refund. My labels were emailed to me with an expiration date. I returned the item at the VERY last minute due to the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. When this merchant issued my refund (including shipping), he took the time to send his wishes for my family’s safety and well-being. A heart in this world deserves recognition, support and long term success. Thank you Markdown Music, you have earned lifetime customers in myself and my daughter.

    3 people found this helpful

  7. ThnU

    Exactly what we needed

    Item arrived fast and pristine as expected. Great beginner book.

  8. Sabrina Cannon

    Easy to Use

    The Book 1 and 2 were in excellent condition, New. Doesn’t come with a cd but a card to request for one or to download. My daughter already used Book 1 before, we replaced her old one. Great book to learn from and easy to use.

    One person found this helpful

  9. HI

    They are very easy to read and well laid-out

    My kids take lessons with an absolute master violinist with 50 years experience and this is the book he insists on using. They are very easy to read and well laid-out. The books follow a logical progression to understanding the instrument and have served both my children well for violin and viola for several years.

    2 people found this helpful

  10. B.P.

    Great book!

    This is the 2nd of 3 books I bought to teach me the viola. It is a fantastic book. The only thing it’s missing is the CD with ALL the songs. It comes with a CD containing about 1/3 of the book’s music, so that was a bit of a let-down, but otherwise, I can actually play the viola, so it’s a bit of a miracle worker, along with a lot of practice!

    6 people found this helpful

  11. Terri Knuth

    Great teaching tool

    This book has great instruction and fun, challenging pieces to learn. I highly recommend it. I have book 1 and plan on getting Book 3, if there is one. You can truly learn to play from this book.

  12. Deborah D. Johnson

    Great teaching aids

    I use all of the Essential Elements for Strings books in teaching my violin students. They’re great. Easy to understand, and some very good music theory included.

  13. Melva

    Excellent book

    I really like this series of books; it provides a bit of theory and technique to accompany each musical piece. A good foundation is very important and it’s reasonably priced. Thank you!

  14. Eric

    Perfect for home practicing.

    Exactly what my child needed for practicing at home

    One person found this helpful

  15. Bosline

    Five Stars

    Perfect and came on time

  16. Norman Allen



  17. Amazon Customer

    Five Stars

    great addition for my grandsons learning the Viola

  18. Greg

    Five Stars

    Exactly what middle school teacher required.

    One person found this helpful

  19. Abderrahim Goubar

    Five Stars

    Good price

  20. Carlos Mireles

    Five Stars

    Good Books

    One person found this helpful

  21. work in progress

    My 11 yr old daughter says its hard to read

    I wouldn’t want to read it

    One person found this helpful

  22. DeeGee

    This is an excellent tutorial for learning the strings

    This is an excellent tutorial for learning the strings. The illustrations are clear and add to the instructional information. All instructions are easy to follow and progress in a logical manner. I would highly recommend the Essential Elements books for learning strings.

  23. Scott Williams

    I am happy with option to request CD or download accompaniment

    Recieved what I ordere. I am happy with option to request CD or download accompaniment. We requested the CD and in came to us in 1 week.

  24. Stephanie E. Horn

    Great instruction.

    Great for remembering how to play the viola.

  25. oneclickmum

    be careful when ordering I saw string and thought it …

    be careful when ordering I saw string and thought it was for all but when I got it I noticed it wasn’t and I needed for another. was going to return but cost to much to return so stuck with it……heres to hoping someone plays the violin soon

  26. Amazon Customer

    Five Stars

    bought these for my son’s school.

  27. sobo13

    Music Class

    This was a required book for a 5th grade music class.

  28. Tracy

    Great self help

    I love these books. I’m teaching myself viola and really needed some pictures and visuals to help me. This book is perfect for self teaching.

    2 people found this helpful

  29. Joanne

    Five Stars

    as expected

  30. Victoria Fess

    Five Stars

    My daughter loves it great book

    One person found this helpful

  31. Kalie Szuch

    Four Stars

    It came very soon and it came as the quality they told me.

  32. Charlie C

    Five Stars

    Just right

  33. Kindle Customer

    Five Stars


    One person found this helpful


    high quality/ like new

    purchased this used. the description was understated . My daughter couldn’t believe it was used . this was an excellent purchase. it came on time . no pencil marks or any blemishes. I will definitely buy from this seller again

  35. Izzy’s mom

    Great price for the book

    Needed this for my daughter for school. Fast shipping and good price.

  36. M. Barba

    Just as ordered

    Exactly what is pictured

  37. Fatty Nakamoto

    These books are wonderful and even without taking lessons are user friendly and …

    These books are wonderful and even without taking lessons are user friendly and intuitive for beginners looking to start playing their instruments!

  38. Racheal

    Good buy

    Product came in on time and as described

  39. beachiquistita



  40. Robert Frye

    Great practice material

    I purchased this for my junior high age son to practice his viola over the summer. I am very happy with the song choices and it will give him enough variety to keep his skills honed before he returns to school in the fall.

    One person found this helpful

  41. Logan

    Good product

    Good product

  42. Laura martinez



  43. Leroy Nagasako

    EE is very good.

    Starting off the next level after level 1. EE is very good.

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