Magic Carpet: Concert Pieces for the Youngest Beginner
The pieces in Magic Carpet use the same rhythms as the Twinkle Variations in the Suzuki Violin School Volume 1. The first eight pieces in the book are played on open E (or open A), and have an optional melody part, which may be played by teachers or more advanced students. Magic Carpet also includes five pieces which are designed to develop string crossings and finger placement. On the CD each piece is recorded at two speeds. The piano accompaniments and CD accompaniments are exciting and fun to play along with.
Title: Magic Carpet: Concert Pieces for the Youngest Beginner, By Martin, Joanne, Published by Summy-Birchard Inc.
Fiddle Time Joggers: A First Book of Very Easy Pieces for Violin
A First Book of Easy Pieces for Violin (Revised edition, 2013)
Fiddle Time is a great
series for young violinists. Packed with lively original tunes,
well-known pieces, and easy duets, the series is carefully paced and
organized to build confidence every step of the way.
This new edition of Fiddle Time Joggers contains:
All your favorite pieces using open strings and finger patterns 0-1-23-4
A Music Fact-Finder Page at the back to help explain words and signs
A brand new play-along CD with live band, string quartet, guitar, and accordion backings, well as fun sound effects. Practice tracks recorded at a slower tempo for some pieces
Fun, new illustrations by Martin Remphry
Compatibility with Viola Time Joggers
Piano or violin accompaniments available separately
String Festival Solos are economical collections of transcriptions by Samuel Applebaum. In two volumes, the solos are in progressive order of difficulty. Each volume contains nine pieces -- all classic titles in the Applebaum teaching repertoire. Some of these have been hard to find. Volume I progresses from Level 1 to Level 2, Volume II progresses from Level 2 to Level 3. The solos are useful for teaching technique, dynamics, phrasing, and overall musicianship. String Festival Solos are excellent for recitals, auditions and performances for assemblies, concerts or festivals.
Contents Volume I:
In May (Behr)
The Blue Danube Waltz (Strauss)
Smooth Sailing (Konrad)
Kiss Me Again (Herbert)
The Space Waltz (Streabbog)
Dance of the Clowns (Beyer)
Hobgoblin Dance (Biehl)