Time is a great series for young viola players. Packed with lively
original tunes, well-known pieces, and easy duets, the series is
compatible with Fiddle Time and is carefully paced and organized to
build confidence every step of the way.
Viola Time Joggers includes:
pieces and tunes using the finger patterns 0-1-2-34 plus low 2nd and high 3rd fingers
2nd and 3rd position pieces
a range of bowing techniques, e.g. spiccato, hooked bowing
original pieces in different styles plus well-known pieces
pieces using modes, the chromatic and blues scales, and dominant 7ths
CD with performances of all the pieces for a fun play-along as well as tuning tracks
Piano and Viola accompaniment books also available separately
The third book following Cello Time Joggers and Cello Time Runners. Cello Time Sprinters includes: extended pieces in first position; fourth position pieces using the finger patterns 1-34, 12-4, and 1234; a range of techniques, including hooked bowing, string crossing, and double-stops; duets with equal parts; scales and arpeggios to suit the pieces and at the level of Grade 3 and more.
Title: Cello Time Sprinters, By Blackwell, Kathy and David, Published by Oxford University Press
Fiddle Time and Viola Time are compatible series for young violinists and viola players. Packed with lively original tunes, well-known pieces, and easy duets, they are carefully paced and organized to build confidence every step of the way. Joggers Piano Book brings together in one volume all of the piano accompaniments for Fiddle Time Joggers and Viola Time Joggers. Each accompaniment is labeled with the relevant instruments, and differences between the violin and viola melodies are indicated clearly throughtout.
Title: Joggers Piano Book: Accompaniments, By Blackwell, Kathy and David, Published by Oxford University Press, Item number: 3221195