Hello Violinist Community!
I'm not a violinist, but I do play many instruments with the guitar as my main instrument. I'm working on a very cool sight reading application that's sole purpose is to help you improve your sight reading.
While most instruments begin reading in the key of C, it seems violinists begin reading in the key of A. This makes sense from a playing perspective - you can play the top 2 strings with the same fingerings and play the A major scale and all the twinkle you can handle in that key. However this presents 2 challenges for me:
1) This makes the violin a special case and inconsistent from the rest of the instruments.
2) This introduces accidentals too early on for my tastes. It's an added layer of complexity where I'm purposefully introducing key signatures, time signatures, rhythms and other elements at a very slow and controlled pace.
I guess my real question to anyone out there is, has anyone considered presenting the notes in the key of C before the key of A for a beginning violin student? Is there a scenario where this makes sense? At what point is the key of C addressed? Remember, my only goal is to help improve sight reading and things like technique play a very small part in what I'm trying to accomplish. I'd love to get any feedback on this idea.
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