Rounds and Canons for Reading, Recreation and Performance (Viola)
A collection of 80 rounds and canons; two-part to six-part (mostly four-part); mixture of folk songs, classical pieces and original material chosen to develop reading skills, ensemble skills and tone production. May be performed by players of different skill levels (beginners repeat easiest part, more advanced players rotate the other parts.) Compatible with violin (B980) and cello (B982) editions.
Title: Rounds and Canons for Reading, Recreation and Performance (Viola), By Starr, William, Published by Summy-Birchard Inc., Item number: B981
This exciting new series presents sequential unison repertoire for string instruments of the orchestra and is intended for use in beginning string classes, group ensembles, and private lesson settings. Harmony parts and bass lines complete the arrangements and are composed so that any mixed string ensemble can perform the pieces. Each instrument book comes with a CD that includes solo performances, string ensemble performances, and piano accompaniment tracks of the featured repertoire.
by Michael H. Hoffheimer. Traditional Irish and American fiddle tunes arranged for the viola. The tunes are grouped into C, G, D, F, B-flat and E-flat major fingering. The music is printed on parallel staffs. The top is traditional viola notation in the alto clef while the bottom is the same music in violin notation allowing fiddlers who read the treble clef to play the viola by fingering it as if it were a fiddle. Intermediate in difficulty. 88 pages.
Title: Fiddling For Viola, Published by Mel Bay Publications, Item number: 97809
Music Plus! was written to provide the student with great music that is enjoyable, accessible, and sounds reasonably complete in two voices. It is playable in like instrument groupings, or with either or both of the other instrument voices. This collection is suitable for students with reading skills comparable to those completing the "Adventures in Music Reading" Book 3 by William Starr.
Title: Music Plus! An Incredible Collection, Edited by William Starr, Published by Summy-Birchard Inc.
13 songs from the Broadway sensation arranged for solo instrumentalists with a great accompaniment CD. Songs include: As Long As You're Mine, Dancing Through Life, Defying Gravity, For Good, I'm Not That Girl, Popular, The Wizard and I, and more.
Title: Wicked: A New Musical, By Schwartz, Stephen, Published by Hal Leonard
Selected and Arranged in Progressive order by K.H. Aiqouni.
New book/DVD edition is available by Rachel Barton Pine. This world-class violinist
discusses dynamics, augments Wohlfahrt's own bowing suggestions with
her own, and provides solid advice for approach to the Etudes. With all
of this, the book includes a DVD with performances of all Etudes by
Matthew Lipman and MP3 tracks for study. Not just a new edition, Pine's
approach to Wohlfahrt is holistic guidance to ensure the best possible
use of this standard pedagogical foundation.
The original book only editions will be available while supplies last.
(Technical Studies And Solo Literature For String Orchestra And Individual Study) by Doris Gazda. This exciting new method includes a well-planned mixture of the technical studies needed for the advancing student with the great music that makes it worthwhile. The following subjects are systematically approached and reinforced by musical examples: first through fifth position, intervals, harmonics and shifting, bowing styles and techniques, vibrato, ornaments and more! This is a great way to help ALL of your players continue to grow and should narrow the gap between those taking outside lessons and those who do not. This is an excellent resource!
Title: High Tech for Strings, By Gazda, Doris, Published by Carl Fischer