Carol Stringfest presents popular carols in flexible arrangements for string quartet, beginner strings and duet. The books in the series can be used independently or in conjunction with one another. The inclusion of very simple parts for absolute beginners and an optional piano accompaniment, to support less confident groups, makes the series valuable to a wide range of abilities. Lyrics are also provided, so there is something for everyone, a must for Christmas!
The Holly and the Ivy
Deck the Hall with Boughs of Holly
Once in Royal David's City
Away in a Manger
Quem Pastores Laudavere
Good King Wenceslas
O Christmas Tree (O Tannenbaum)
Good Christians all Rejoice (In Dulci Jubilo)
Hark! the Herald Angels Sing
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Title: Carol Stringfest, Edited by Mary Cohen, Published by Faber Music
Bags of Style takes a fantastic musical journey through ten centuries of time, starting in the 12th century with an energetic stamping dance, and arriving at the 21st century for a 'game of chance' that you can alter simply by tossing a coin. Pieces are gently progressive and written by leading string pedagogue, Mary Cohen. Excellent for grade 2-3 players.
This Fantasy for violin and piano was written for the final scene of Ladies in Lavender, transforming the romantic main theme into an extended, bravura minor variation full of dramatic intensity and longing. It has become a popular piece in its own right, establishing itself as an audience favorite in the concert repertoire.
The ability to sight-read
fluently is a vital skill, enabling you to learn new pieces more quickly
and play with other musicians. The best-selling Improve Your Sight-reading!
series, by renowned educationalist Paul Harris, is designed to help you
overcome all your sight-reading problems, especially in the context of
Step-by-step, you build up a complete picture of
each piece, first through rhythmic and melodic exercises related to
specific technical issues, then by studying prepared pieces with
associated questions, and finally "going solo" with a series of
meticulously graded sight-reading pieces.
Following the success of the 'Superstart Violin' Mary Cohen has created a brand new Viola edition. 'Superstart Viola'' is full of exciting music and fun activities from the very first lesson to inspire and stimulate pupils and teachers. The accompanying CD provides all the piano accompaniments, with unique cue entries to help beginners get started.
Title: Superstart Viola: The Complete Method, By Cohen, Mary, Published by Faber Music, Item number: 522130
The theme from this award-winning score was originally recorded by Joshua Bell with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Arranged here by the composer for violin and piano accompaniment. Intermediate/Advanced.
A monster guide to scale practice. Each scale and arpeggio is accompanied by a 'Dinosaur Footprint Map', indicating finger patterns, with lots of handy tips and a piece in the same key using these relevant patterns. Scaley Monsters is guaranteed to encourage scale practice without tears. For the younger set.
Title: Scaley Monsters for Violin, By Cohen, Mary, Published by Faber Music, Item number: 514235
The UK's best-selling series, Improve Your Sight-Reading!
is now available in an edition ideal for the US market and guaranteed
to improve sight-reading! This workbook is designed to help overcome the
nerves that can cause sight-reading problems by giving sound technical
advice and confidence boosting tips. Step-by-step it helps the violinist
to build up a complete picture of each piece, first through rhythmic
and melodic exercises related to specific problems, then by the study of
a prepared piece with associated questions for the student to answer,
and finally 'going solo' with a series of carefully progressive
Volume 1: Early Elementary Volume 2: Elementary Volume 3: Late Elementary Volume 4: Early Intermediate Volume 5: Intermediate Volume 6: Late Intermediate Volume 7: Advanced
Bags of Tunes is an irresistible collection of tunes for solo viola, written and arranged by Mary Cohen especially for Beginner Level players. These pieces are gently progressive and all based around the first finger pattern, excellent for consolidation work or for enjoyable sight-reading practice. Songs include Rain, rain, go away!; Hot cross buns; Pop goes the weasel; London Bridge; and many more.
Concert Repertoire for Violin follows on from First Repertoire
and combines imaginative arrangements with original pieces, all of
which have been carefully selected and written for players of
Intermediate - Advanced (Grade 4-7) standard. The pieces are varied and
fun and will help players to improve technically as they move towards
tackling the more advanced repertoire found in volumes such as Real Repertoire.
Contents: Air From Suite In D BWV 1068 (JS Bach) Badinerie From Suite In B
Minor BWV 1067 (JS Bach) Chanson De Matin (Elgar) Corrente From
Sonata Op 2 No 4 RV 20 (Vivaldi) Habanera (Bizet) Hungarian Dance No
4 (Brahms) Serenade (Solo) (Sculthorpe) Serenade (Tchaikovsky)
Sicilienne (Paradis) Solveig's Song (Grieg) Torch Dance (German)
Without Care (Reinecke)