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For Immediate Release   August 2009

Carl Fischer Music Releases The ABCs of Violin: Anthology Edition

Four of Janice Tucker Rhoda’s popular string methods in one vital package

New York , NY — Carl Fischer Music has combined four publications in the best-selling ABCs of Violin series from string educator and composer Janice Tucker Rhoda to create The ABCs of Violin: Anthology Edition (ABC29 - $29.95), containing the complete contents of The ABCs of Violin for the Absolute Beginner (ABC1 - $8.95), The ABCs of Violin for the Intermediate (ABC3 - $8.95), The ABCs of Violin for the Absolute Beginner DVD (DVD19 - $19.95) and The ABCs of Violin for the Intermediate Player DVD (DVD22 - $19.95). In essence, The ABCs of Violin: Anthology Edition is a complete course for the beginner to intermediate student violinist in one convenient installment. Students and teachers alike will appreciate the quality and effectiveness of this valuable package deal.

Janice Tucker Rhoda received a Bachelor of Music in violin performance from the New England Conservatory of Music, where her primary teacher was Eric Rosenblith, protégé of well-known pedagogue Carl Flesch. She currently gives violin teacher training classes at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education in Massachusetts, and has presented clinics and courses at music colleges worldwide including the Royal Conservatory of Music, New England Conservatory of Music and Vancouver Academy of Music. Rhoda is the author of the string method book series The ABCs of Strings, presently encompassing 38 titles for violin, viola, cello, and double bass. The books combine melodies from classical music standards, folk and fiddle tunes, rock 'n roll and jazz, and Rhoda's original compositions of these various styles along with preparatory warm-ups, scales, and study pieces.

Carl Fischer Music has a growing and diversified catalog of musical products, now expanded to include DVDs and compact discs, as well as its traditional print music product lines. For more information about new publications from Carl Fischer Music or to locate a dealer near you, log on to or e-mail us at For additional information about the publications listed in this release, or to obtain review copies, please contact Heidi Vanderlee at 212.777.0900 ext. 230 or send an e-mail to at your convenience.

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