A Tunes: Capricious Pieces for Beginner Violinists - Violin Unaccompanied

Catalog: MB30956

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Incorporating skills taught in many popular violin methods, these tuneful solo pieces offer a fresh alternative for teachers who would like a stimulating supplement to their usual method. These entertaining and whimsical compositions reinforce and develop violin skills through repetition disguised as lyrical musical phrases. They strengthen the left hand, exercise the fourth finger, and use rests in musically compelling ways that keep the student attentive. They also present mixed meter and double-stops, and offer a practical introduction to musical form and phrase structure. Slurs and dynamics are incorporated immediately, along with right-hand pizzicato on stopped strings and left-hand pizzicato on all open strings. These pieces are written specifically to encourage interpretive creativity, even at the most elementary levels. As twenty-first-century pieces for solo violin, they are meant to be performed as well as studied.

Table of Contents:
  • Starry Night
  • Wait! What?
  • Breeze in the Trees
  • The Big Dipper
  • Solo Two-Step
  • Slurry Two-Step
  • String-Crossing Waltz
  • Leading-Tone Gallop
  • Slurry Leading-Tone Gallop
  • Farmer’s Crossing
  • Gotcha!
  • Goodnight Air
  • The Fourth Heroic Music
  • Rest Stop Gavotte
  • Non-Stop Gavotte
  • Lullaby for Castor and Pollux
  • Te Unim
  • Castor and Pollux Dance
  • Vocalise
  • Appogiare with Variations
Publisher: Mel Bay
Composer/Author: Fine, Elaine
Catalog Number: MB30956