This book is designed as a workbook to teach theory specifically relevant to the viola at a level that is attainable and challenging, yet fun for young children. It is intended to build confidence and solidify the relationship between theory and playing. Children will enjoy the drawing and coloring activities in the book, while developing the fundamentals of viola theory at the same time. The book can be used to teach beginners the basics of theory or even to refresh musicians who might need a small review of viola theory. No matter who uses this book, it will give a strong foundation to viola theory and through this understanding will foster a greater love of playing. Concepts covered in this book include: learning the parts of the viola, learning about line and space notes, learning musical symbols and how to draw music.
Title: Beginner Viola Theory for Children, By Smith, Melanie, Published by Mel Bay Publications, Item number: 20621
The Lobko Method will increase your understanding of playing viola all over the fingerboard in the most rational and comfortable way and facilitate seeing technical solutions, even in sight reading any musical composition. Methodical directions, short and comprehensive, will help examine and revise the very way you handle a viola and bow. The roots of great success or unexplainable failure often lay in simple little mistakes grown into habits. Genius ideas scattered through the books of the best viola teachers of the past are brought here in simple and easy to follow formulas.
Title: Concept and Study for the Viola, By Lobko, Mikhail, Published by Mel Bay Publications, Item number: 20935
This volume presents some of the most beloved repertoire for the Christmas season. The pieces may be performed as a solo for each instrument (Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola or Cello) with piano accompaniment, or as duets or trios, as well as full orchestra. The string ensemble series meets all standards for ASTA (American String Teachers Association) and Suzuki Association of the Americas, Inc.
A Virgin Unspotted
Angels We Have Heard On High
As Lately We Watched
Carol of the Bells
Christmas Morn Is Dawning
Ding Dong Merrily On High
El Noi de la Mare
Noel Nouvelet (Sing We Now of Christmas)
O, Dearest Love
Pat-a-pan (Willie Take Your Little Drum)
Title: Christmas Strings, Edited by Donald Miller, Published by Mel Bay Publications
Water Play(Easy Medium). Each book of duets offers an enchanting collection of 18 tunes, one for each of 18 animals that spend most or all their time on water or land. Facts about the animals add to the presentation and motivation to play the music. Great for children and adults alike! The tunes help develop violin techniques and skills. An excellent source of supplemental music for students and teachers. Also includes information about endangerment and provides resources to learn more about this important topic.
Title: Animal Anthology Duets, By Morris, Valarie, Published by Sandscape Publications
Each tune in this collection is designed to be played by a soloist, or as duets, trios, quartets or larger ensembles. Each book has the melody line as well as additional harmony parts. The piano accompaniment book includes the score along with lyrics, translations of lyrics from other countries and holiday stories. Spiral bound for easy reading.
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Les Anges Dans Nos Campagnes (French - Angels in Our Country Side)
Deck the Halls
Good King Wenceslas
Auld Lang Syne (Scottish - For Old Times' Sake)
Ritsch, Ratsch (Swedish - A Dance for December Celebrations)
Delilig Er den Himmel Bla (Danish - Lovely is the Blue Sky)
Die Hiarten auf dem Felde (Austrian - The Shepherds in the Field)