About Dynamite Strings
Dynamite Strings Violin Book 1 was written by Georgina Leach in 2021. Drawing on over 20 years of experience teaching violin and whole class Music in both primary and secondary settings, this small but mighty book is opening up the exciting world of the violin for more and more young players.
With a keen awareness of what appeals to young musicians and an enormous sense of fun, the pieces in this book have been carefully written to set students up for success. The fabulously catchy melodies are not only a joy to play, but easy to memorise which allows students to focus on playing with accurate intonation, a beautiful tone and a strong sense of rhythm.
The backing tracks for Dynamite Strings have been recorded live by some of the UK and USA’s most brilliant and in demand session musicians. Tracks are a pleasure to listen to and model aspirational playing whilst touching on an eclectic range of genres – who says you can’t play grunge rock on the violin!
The material is presented in a colourful and highly accessible way. The inclusion of a simplified TAB style notation means that students can make progress fast and really take charge of their learning.
Young people have been involved at all stages of the development of this book. From rigorously testing the material and giving their feedback (sometimes brutally!), to naming tunes (Princess Power and The Wolf) and to providing some stunning illustrations, young people will see themselves in these pages.