I'm hoping people who have experience with both of these books could give some insight into their thoughts on which is better to start off with for a self learning adult beginner. I am totally new to violin. I need a relatively structured book that will guide me through progress. I've heard good things about both series and not too much bad about either. I've read essential elements is more for classrooms and kids (I'm not exactly sure what that means although some have complained about that). I have been leaning towards String Builder. I don't want to be going between two books as I just want to follow along with one book and move up. I will be working out of suzuki books too but I heard they move faster through concepts and there aren't many practice pieces. Please tell me your thoughts. thank you!
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