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.
21 pieces from around the world, creatively arranged for viola. The book contains piano accompaniments, as well as a second, easy viola part for beginners. The CD features accompaniment backing tracks, as well as full performances. Contents: Carolan's Air; Red-Haired Boy; Makin Whoopee; The Flower of the Quern; A Hero's Farewell; On the Balcony; Little Sadie; Blackberry Blossom; La Cumparsita and many more.
Title: The Fiddler Playalong Viola Collection, Edited by Edward Huws Jones, Published by Boosey and Hawkes, Item number: 48019596
This progressive collection of performance pieces for experienced middle school through advanced high school players is presented in two sections: 3 and 4 part rounds and canons; and string orchestra arrangements of the rounds and canons. While the string orchestra arrangements are ideal for performance, the 3 and 4 part rounds and canons offer a variety of opportunities for studio, homogeneous group and heterogeneous classroom study. This flexible collection is a must for all.
Title: Rounds and Canons, By Bergonzi, Louis, Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Co.
A method designed for string orchestra or individual instruction, which orients beginning students to all four strings right from the start. This innovative new approach to teaching strings features melodies and exercises on all strings reinforcing each new concept introduced. Superb photographs and fingering charts throughout the book, diverse performance ensembles, and creative theory and improvisation games complete the total musical experiance for today's string students.
Title: Spotlight on Strings: Book 1, Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Co.