The Violin Friends family for violin and viola!A new, colorful book for beginner violin and viola players. The family of books includes the traditional music notebooks and the Violin Friends video Youtube channel (with a mobile or tablet).Violin Friends is a well balanced collection of delightful music for the beginner musicians: exercises, duos, trios, concerts, small concertinos, arranged also for the viola. In the books, the basics of music theory have been incorporated into inspirational pictures.The books contains 75 duos, 8 trios, 5 easy concertos and 4 technical exercises. In addition, they have over 60 songs of the greatest composers of classical music and folk music and children's songs from Finland, Sweden and Denmark. The books start from the beginner level and offer a unique opportunity to study and perform music together with another player.It's a good idea to practice the songs with the help of video material from the Violin Friends Youtube channel at home. Easy-made piano accompaniments are also available so that a pianist buddy can easily accompaniment the student.The series also includes Eight Trios for Violin and Violin.Lauri Hämäläinen is a teacher of violin, viola, and teacher of orchestral music at the Northwest Music Institute of Helsinki and the Music Institute of Avonia.