Barry Ross presents a systematic approach to understanding how exquisite intonation enhances the musical context and perfect tuning of the instrument. Intended for advanced players, the Exquisite Intonation Method explains the variety of different tuning possibilities and when to use them. Various scales, etudes, exerpts, and other exercises help to examine intonation, adjust it in terms of the musical context, relate it to the open strings of the instrument, and explore a variety of tuning possibilities to determine the most perfect tuning for each note. Focusing on Exquisite Intonation ten minutes a day provides a dependable means of playing consistently, expressively, and beautifully in tune.
Title: A Violist's Guide to Exquisite Intonation, By Ross, Barry, Published by American String Teachers Assoc, Item number: 1962S
Book 2 in the Melanie Smith viola theory series introduces students to new music and theory concepts which are fundamental in developing a deeper understanding of the viola. Book 2 will begin by covering the theory involving the ranges of notes for the viola and then moves into specific theory concepts such as note and rest values and time signatures. The final section of Book 2 focuses on musical terms and includes a comprehensive review of all instructional concepts covered in the book.
Title: Beginner Viola Theory for Children: Book Two, By Smith, Melanie, Published by Mel Bay Publications, Item number: 20557
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