Barenreiter's "Concert Pieces" includes popular student concertos and concert pieces for viola players. Each edition includes a solo viola part and a piano part for the accompanist. Edited by Kurt Sassmannshaus, the internationally renowned strings teacher and co-author of the Sassmannshaus Viola Method.
This book is an introduction to playing the viola. Intended for the
square one beginner, it explains viola technique and basic reading
concepts. The lessons emphasize learning new skills through pieces of
music performed regularly by today's musicians, ranging from traditional
songs to classical melodies. The book comes with accompanying audio.
Berklee Practice Method for Viola - Get Your Band Together
Available for more than a dozen instruments, these coordinated method
books teach how to play in a rock band. Learn what all the great
musicians seem to know intuitively - how to listen, interact and
respond, improvise, and become part of the groove. The book and
play-along CD will help improve your timing, technique, and reading
ability to become the great player that everyone wants to have in their
band! Topics in the Viola book include: warming up, practice routines,
learning by ear, theory & technique, rhythmic interpretation,
reading, improvisation, interpreting lead sheets, and more. The
accompanying CD features Berklee players and covers a wide variety of
Developing Virtuosity is a supplemental string teaching
method that reinforces rudimentary skills while addressing many of the National
Standards for Music Education.It
follows the instructional sequence used in most method books for beginning
string players, and augments those books through its extensive offering of
diverse performance pieces.The
material is further supported by full performance and accompaniment CD
accompaniment parts are also included.
Volume 1 - Begins with open strings and basic notation,
rhythms, and bowing skills. New notes, notation, and bowing skills are added in
Volume 2 - Continues the development of playing skills found
in Volume 1 and progresses to more complex rhythms, left-hand finger patterns
and techniques, bowing techniques, and preparation for shifting.
Volume 3 - This volume continues to develop playing skills
found in Volume 2 and advances the student through more rigorous and lengthy
literature. Instrument-specific selections promote performance, reinforcing
shifting skills, more advanced bowing techniques, and complex and
These solo instrumental arrangements are faithful to Bernstein's score,
and have been idiomatically adapted to the instruments for these
editions. Each book also includes piano accompaniment and a companion play-along CD with tempo adjustment software for CD-ROM computer
Intermediate to Advanced Level.