Melodic Studies is the third in a series of three volumes of studies for the Violin. Compiled in 1878 by Auguste Samie, the studies allow students to work on basic technical concepts, such as articulation, bowing and rhythm.
The 15 exercises in Melodic Studies each helpfully contain a title indicating the focus of the exercise, followed by clear instructions regarding technique. Moreover, this edition of 60 Studies is revised and annotated by Georges Catherine, popular contemporary violinist and arranger. Edits by Catherine include bowing marks, fingerings, articulation, dynamics and performance directions. Containing input by two prolific figures of the Violin, Melodic Studies is an obligatory guide for beginners of the instrument.