24 Caprices:

This book includes all Paganini caprices that are essential to advanced violin repertiore and applying to conservatories. Similar to the Bach Sonatas and Partitas, the caprices are required for a student to learn during their studies. You can order this book at http://www.sharmusic.com/Sheet-Music/Violin/Unaccompanied/Paganini-Niccolo—24-Caprices-for-Violin-Op-1—Solo-Violin—edited-by-Carl-Flesch—International-Music-Company.axd#sthash.rHRIAC9s.dpbs


6 Sonatas and Partitas:

This book will be your best friend for the rest of your studies in violin. Not only does it introduce you to new technique, but is also required in your violin repertoire. Playing the Sonatas and Partitas is also required when applying for music camps and conservatories. You can order this book at http://www.amazon.com/Bach-J-S-Partitas-Galamian-International/dp/B004XZOELE/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1455582467&sr=1-1&keywords=bach+6+sonatas+and+partitas+for+solo+violin


Mazas Etudes:

I love this book because it helped a lot with sight-reading and I was able to learn one new etude every week. This book is really handy with learning pieces at a faster pace. It also is great practice for technique and does not take long to get through. You can order this book at http://www.amazon.com/Jacques-Fereol-Speciales-Galamain-International/dp/B0046TXT6S/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1455582652&sr=1-1&keywords=mazas+etudes+speciales


Kreutzer 42 Studies:

This book is solely based on technique that you will use in pieces and repertoire. All great musician highly recommend purchasing this book because it helps so much. The practice in this book helped me battle a lot of the difficult sections in pieces. You can order this book at http://www.sharmusic.com/Sheet-Music/Violin/Etudes-47-Studies/Kreutzer-Rodolphe—42-Studies—Violin-solo—edited-by-Ivan-Galamian—International-Music-Co.axd#sthash.FMcQNL3l.dpbs



This book is only focused on the left hand and training so that it becomes completely flexible. It includes everything from fingered octaves to arpeggio patterns. There are so many handy components that improved my ability to play faster as a whole. You can order this book at http://www.amazon.com/SCHOOL-VIOLIN-TECHNICS-COMPLETE-Schirmers/dp/1423490894/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1455584069&sr=1-2&keywords=schradieck+school+of+violin+technics+book+1


Sevcik Shifting:

The book can actually be used for intermediate as well because it speeds-up the process when learning to shift. It’s extremely handy for practicing those higher positions and getting up to them. Definitely a must to purchase! You can order this book at http://www.amazon.com/Shifting-Position-Preparatory-Scale-Studies/dp/0793554373/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1455584266&sr=1-2&keywords=sevcik