Early Exercises for the Violin is written specifically for beginning violinists. Using three exercises each week, the book teaches finger strength, rhythm, and very basic bowing. Early Exercises covers only open string and first finger notes for several weeks before adding second and third finger notes. The book ends with exercises that use low second finger. Teachers can use this book at the beginning of each lesson as a supplement to other violin methods. The book is designed to build technique gradually and bring the beginner to proficiency.