Bags of Style takes a fantastic musical journey through ten centuries of time, starting in the 12th century with an energetic stamping dance, and arriving at the 21st century for a 'game of chance' that you can alter simply by tossing a coin. Pieces are gently progressive and written by leading string pedagogue, Mary Cohen. Excellent for grade 2-3 players.
Superstart is a break-through for beginner violinists, full of exciting music and fun activities from the very first lesson to inspire and stimulate pupils and teachers. Carefully structured, each unit covers a clear technical point through expertly written pieces, providing the student with a true musical experience at each tiny step. The accompanying CD provides all the piano accompaniments, with unique cue entries to help beginners get started.
Title: Superstart Violin: The Complete Method, By Cohen, Mary, Published by Faber Music, Item number: 524427
A monster guide to scale practice. Each scale and arpeggio is accompanied by a 'Dinosaur Footprint Map', indicating finger patterns, with lots of handy tips and a piece in the same key using these relevant patterns. Scaley Monsters is guaranteed to encourage scale practice without tears. For the younger set.
Title: Scaley Monsters for Violin, By Cohen, Mary, Published by Faber Music, Item number: 514235
This collection of nineteen original, imaginative studies for solo violin has been specially designed for young players.
piece concentrates on one or two aspects of technique, and the whole
set covers a wide range of left and right hand skills, including
spiccato bowing, string crossing. Moto perpetuo, cantabile, and easy
Teachers and pupils will find this valuable yet light hearted collection both enjoyable and stimulating.
This collection of 12 original, imaginative studies for solo violin continues the technical progression of Superstudies Book 1.
at young players of early intermediate level, it introduces a wide
range of musical styles, while consolidating all the finger patterns
used in 1st position and introducing easy 3rd position fingering. This
book also explores new bowing techniques including spicatto and hooked
bows. Teachers and pupils will find this valuable yet light hearted collection both enjoyable and stimulating.