The Sassmannshaus Tradition: Early Start on the Viola
For more than three decades, The Sassmannshaus Tradition has been one of the leading string methods for children in German-speaking countries. In fact, more than half a million players have successfully learned to play the violin, viola, and cello using this method.
The Sassmannshaus Tradition for viola is now available in English and has been adapted, both in content and songs, for today's English speaking children.
What makes this method so unique?
Large print notes and texts as well as many colorful illustrations are ideal for pre-school as well as school children.
Note reading is emphasized from the first lesson, encouraging ensemble playing from the very beginning.
Songs and scales in different positions can be easily mastered within the first year.
Advanced viola techniques such as varied bow strokes and shifting are introduced in a basic form.
For viola duet, trio, or quartet; or violin/viola ensemble. Contains nine duets, five trios and one quartet. The easiest pieces can be played by beginners, leading into more advanced repertoire in Volume 2. Suitable for teaching alto clef to violinists making the shift to viola. All pieces are in score form. Beginning to intermediate level.
Title: ViolaFest, By Martin, Joanne, Published by Summy-Birchard Inc.
Suzuki Repertory Group Lessons for Violin and Viola
This book is a compilation of violin and viola repertory group lesson ideas from many sources, planned to reinforce what is learned at individual lessons and at home. No one but the accompanist uses sheet music during the lesson. The book is organized according to students' ability levels, pre-Twinkle through Book 4. Each chapter contains an introduction, suggested warm-up activities, and appropriate ideas for working toward the following goals:
- Concentration and coordination
- Right hand techniques, including tone
- Left hand techniques
Activities for combined violin and viola groups, possible central themes, and suggestions for the end of the group lesson wrap up each section of the book.
Title: Suzuki Repertory Group Lessons for Violin and Viola, By Meyer, Richard, Published by Summy-Birchard Inc., Item number: B435