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O'Connor Violin Method Book I and CD

Item# MO101

$29.95

In Stock

  • Instrumentation: Violin & Piano
  • Composer: O'Connor
  • Publisher: Mark O'Connor Musik International
Mark O’Connor, arguably the greatest and most famous fiddler of all time, is an American original in every way. Currently at the pinnacle of his remarkable career, Mark has created a new American School of Violin Playing that promises to quickly take its place among the great works of violin pedagogy. While utilizing classic methods of violin technique and theory, the Mark O’Connor Violin Method boldly adds uniquely American elements such as jazz, Latin, rock, folk, ragtime and improvisation. This eventual 10-book series for teachers and students assures success by taking an orderly and gradual approach using appealing and memorable tunes. Each volume seeks to instill a deep appreciation of America’s musical history with background stories of all those that contributed to this rich heritage: Immigrants, African-American slaves, soldiers all contributed mightily to what has become the new American Classical Music. But simply creating fine players is not the goal of this method. Like any great movement, the Mark O’Connor Violin Method seeks a loftier goal: That young people everywhere will fall in love with playing music.Currently, the Mark O’Connor Violin Method includes Volumes 1 and 2, including CDs with Mark playing all tunes. The CDs also contain piano accompaniment tracks. Piano accompaniment books for Volumes 1 and 2 also available now. Volumes 3-10 are in the works, as are volumes for viola, cello, double bass and string orchestra.

The O'Connor Violin Method employs classic violin technique and theory to teach students to become skilled violinists. But more than that, the O'Connor Violin Method uses familiar traditional American music to engage and motivate the young student. The lavishly illustrated books focus on well known traditional American tunes such as Oh! Susanna, Amazing Grace, Appalachia Waltz and Soldier's Joy. The method seeks to instill a deep appreciation of America's musical history with background stories of all those that contributed to this rich heritage: Immigrants, African-American slaves, soldiers - all of whom together created what has become the new American Classical Music. A unique feature of this method is that through the progressive development of initially simple works, O'Connor demonstrates that there is more than one way to play a piece, adding an 'improvisational' twist not found in other methods. The goal of the O'Connor method is that young people everywhere will fall in love with playing music. Currently volumes 1 and 2 of this 10 volume series are available. Included with each volume are CDs with Mark O'Connor playing all the tunes, plus piano accompaniment tracks.

"I am pleased to introduce the O'Connor Violin Method for string teachers and students of the violin. This 10-book series is designed to guide the student gradually through the development of pedagogical and musical techniques necessary to become a proficient, well-rounded musician through a carefully planned succession of pieces. Gradual development of left-hand technique, bowing skill and ear training as revealed through the study of beautiful music encourages a love of music-making in a slow, steady and natural way."
- Mark O'Connor



Please click here for dealer inquires. For orders from outside the United States and Canada, please contact Alexandra at SHAR Music: intl@sharmusic.com.

O'Connor Violin Method Book I (Piano)

Item# MO101P

$9.95

In Stock

  • Instrumentation: Violin & Piano
  • Composer: O'Connor
  • Publisher: Mark O'Connor Musik International
Mark O’Connor, arguably the greatest and most famous fiddler of all time, is an American original in every way. Currently at the pinnacle of his remarkable career, Mark has created a new American School of Violin Playing that promises to quickly take its place among the great works of violin pedagogy. While utilizing classic methods of violin technique and theory, the Mark O’Connor Violin Method boldly adds uniquely American elements such as jazz, Latin, rock, folk, ragtime and improvisation. This eventual 10-book series for teachers and students assures success by taking an orderly and gradual approach using appealing and memorable tunes. Each volume seeks to instill a deep appreciation of America’s musical history with background stories of all those that contributed to this rich heritage: Immigrants, African-American slaves, soldiers all contributed mightily to what has become the new American Classical Music. But simply creating fine players is not the goal of this method. Like any great movement, the Mark O’Connor Violin Method seeks a loftier goal: That young people everywhere will fall in love with playing music.Currently, the Mark O’Connor Violin Method includes Volumes 1 and 2, including CDs with Mark playing all tunes. The CDs also contain piano accompaniment tracks. Piano accompaniment books for Volumes 1 and 2 also available now. Volumes 3-10 are in the works, as are volumes for viola, cello, double bass and string orchestra.

Please click here for dealer inquires.
 For orders from outside the United States and Canada, please contact Alexandra at SHAR Music: intl@sharmusic.com.

O'Connor Violin Method Book II and CD

Item# MO102

$29.95

In Stock

  • Instrumentation: Violin & Piano
  • Composer: O'Connor
  • Publisher: Mark O'Connor Musik International
Mark O’Connor, arguably the greatest and most famous fiddler of all time, is an American original in every way. Currently at the pinnacle of his remarkable career, Mark has created a new American School of Violin Playing that promises to quickly take its place among the great works of violin pedagogy. While utilizing classic methods of violin technique and theory, the Mark O’Connor Violin Method boldly adds uniquely American elements such as jazz, Latin, rock, folk, ragtime and improvisation. This eventual 10-book series for teachers and students assures success by taking an orderly and gradual approach using appealing and memorable tunes. Each volume seeks to instill a deep appreciation of America’s musical history with background stories of all those that contributed to this rich heritage: Immigrants, African-American slaves, soldiers all contributed mightily to what has become the new American Classical Music. But simply creating fine players is not the goal of this method. Like any great movement, the Mark O’Connor Violin Method seeks a loftier goal: That young people everywhere will fall in love with playing music.Currently, the Mark O’Connor Violin Method includes Volumes 1 and 2, including CDs with Mark playing all tunes. The CDs also contain piano accompaniment tracks. Piano accompaniment books for Volumes 1 and 2 also available now. Volumes 3-10 are in the works, as are volumes for viola, cello, double bass and string orchestra.

The O'Connor Violin Method employs classic violin technique and theory to teach students to become skilled violinists. But more than that, the O'Connor Violin Method uses familiar traditional American music to engage and motivate the young student. The lavishly illustrated books focus on well known traditional American tunes such as Oh! Susanna, Amazing Grace, Appalachia Waltz and Soldier's Joy. The method seeks to instill a deep appreciation of America's musical history with background stories of all those that contributed to this rich heritage: Immigrants, African-American slaves, soldiers - all of whom together created what has become the new American Classical Music. A unique feature of this method is that through the progressive development of initially simple works, O'Connor demonstrates that there is more than one way to play a piece, adding an 'improvisational' twist not found in other methods. The goal of the O'Connor method is that young people everywhere will fall in love with playing music. Currently volumes 1 and 2 of this 10 volume series are available. Included with each volume are CDs with Mark O'Connor playing all the tunes, plus piano accompaniment tracks.

"I am pleased to introduce the O'Connor Violin Method for string teachers and students of the violin. This 10-book series is designed to guide the student gradually through the development of pedagogical and musical techniques necessary to become a proficient, well-rounded musician through a carefully planned succession of pieces. Gradual development of left-hand technique, bowing skill and ear training as revealed through the study of beautiful music encourages a love of music-making in a slow, steady and natural way."
- Mark O'Connor



Please click here for dealer inquires. For orders from outside the United States and Canada, please contact Alexandra at SHAR Music: intl@sharmusic.com.

O'Connor Violin Method Book II (Piano)

Item# MO102P

$9.95

In Stock

  • Instrumentation: Violin & Piano
  • Composer: O'Connor
  • Publisher: Mark O'Connor Musik International
Mark O’Connor, arguably the greatest and most famous fiddler of all time, is an American original in every way. Currently at the pinnacle of his remarkable career, Mark has created a new American School of Violin Playing that promises to quickly take its place among the great works of violin pedagogy. While utilizing classic methods of violin technique and theory, the Mark O’Connor Violin Method boldly adds uniquely American elements such as jazz, Latin, rock, folk, ragtime and improvisation. This eventual 10-book series for teachers and students assures success by taking an orderly and gradual approach using appealing and memorable tunes. Each volume seeks to instill a deep appreciation of America’s musical history with background stories of all those that contributed to this rich heritage: Immigrants, African-American slaves, soldiers all contributed mightily to what has become the new American Classical Music. But simply creating fine players is not the goal of this method. Like any great movement, the Mark O’Connor Violin Method seeks a loftier goal: That young people everywhere will fall in love with playing music.Currently, the Mark O’Connor Violin Method includes Volumes 1 and 2, including CDs with Mark playing all tunes. The CDs also contain piano accompaniment tracks. Piano accompaniment books for Volumes 1 and 2 also available now. Volumes 3-10 are in the works, as are volumes for viola, cello, double bass and string orchestra.

The O'Connor Violin Method employs classic violin technique and theory to teach students to become skilled violinists. But more than that, the O'Connor Violin Method uses familiar traditional American music to engage and motivate the young student. The lavishly illustrated books focus on well known traditional American tunes such as Oh! Susanna, Amazing Grace, Appalachia Waltz and Soldier's Joy. The method seeks to instill a deep appreciation of America's musical history with background stories of all those that contributed to this rich heritage: Immigrants, African-American slaves, soldiers - all of whom together created what has become the new American Classical Music. A unique feature of this method is that through the progressive development of initially simple works, O'Connor demonstrates that there is more than one way to play a piece, adding an 'improvisational' twist not found in other methods. The goal of the O'Connor method is that young people everywhere will fall in love with playing music. Currently volumes 1 and 2 of this 10 volume series are available. Included with each volume are CDs with Mark O'Connor playing all the tunes, plus piano accompaniment tracks.

"I am pleased to introduce the O'Connor Violin Method for string teachers and students of the violin. This 10-book series is designed to guide the student gradually through the development of pedagogical and musical techniques necessary to become a proficient, well-rounded musician through a carefully planned succession of pieces. Gradual development of left-hand technique, bowing skill and ear training as revealed through the study of beautiful music encourages a love of music-making in a slow, steady and natural way."
- Mark O'Connor



Please click here for dealer inquires. For orders from outside the United States and Canada, please contact Alexandra at SHAR Music: intl@sharmusic.com.

O'Connor Violin Method Book III and CD

Item# MO103

$29.95

In Stock

  • Instrumentation: Violin & Piano
  • Composer: O'Connor
  • Publisher: Mark O'Connor Musik International
The vision of Book III is grounded in lessons presented in a format similar to that used in Books I & II of the Method representing the American Music system” and its 400-year history. From additional Boil ‘em Cabbage Down” variations introducing 2nd and 3rd positions and an arrangement of this classic tune including a second part, through four centuries of American musical history to the most recent pieces that I have composed and arranged, Book III offers a broad and interconnecting compendium of American music.

Continuing the theme that the American Music System includes the music of our immediate neighbors to the South and North, the well-known Mexican tunes Over the Waves” and Jessie Polka” as well as the popular Canadian tune Rippling Water Jig” are featured.  Other foundational music included are my arrangements of the soulful spiritual Deep River” and perhaps the greatest melody from the pen of Stephen Foster, Old Folks at Home.”

Also included is another Spiritual, widely popular during the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s - We Shall Overcome” - and an arrangement of the Jewish song Hava Nagila” which was popular all over America when I was a child and presents a great opportunity for instructing the augmented second interval. I have added one of my own works to the Blues progression, a favorite from my Hot Swing Band: In the Cluster Blues”, which reveals how 6/8 rhythm can be used to understand and experience the feeling of the shuffle” created by the African style of 6 beats over 2 beats. Perhaps the best-known Ragtime composer, Scott Joplin, is represented here in my arrangement of The Entertainer” which calls the student to learn to shift to 2nd position.

In the Texas Style fiddle tradition, I introduce advancement in technique, style and creativity with the theme and variations of Rubber Dolly Rag,” the rapid arpeggiation in Herman’s Hornpipe” and the demands of 3rd position in Grey Eagle.”  I am also able to introduce students to their first fully formed jazz pieces with my arrangements of Lazy River” by the great American songwriter Hoagy Carmichael, and present Simple Gifts” - perhaps one of the signature American melodies most associated with American Classical music through the symphonic work of Aaron Copland.


- Mark O’Connor

Please click here for dealer inquires. For orders from outside the United States and Canada, please contact Alexandra at SHAR Music: intl@sharmusic.com.

O'Connor Violin Method Book III (Piano)

Item# MO103P

$14.95

In Stock

  • Instrumentation: Violin & Piano
  • Composer: O'Connor
  • Publisher: Mark O'Connor Musik International
The vision of Book III is grounded in lessons presented in a format similar to that used in Books I & II of the Method representing the American Music system” and its 400-year history. From additional Boil ‘em Cabbage Down” variations introducing 2nd and 3rd positions and an arrangement of this classic tune including a second part, through four centuries of American musical history to the most recent pieces that I have composed and arranged, Book III offers a broad and interconnecting compendium of American music.

Continuing the theme that the American Music System includes the music of our immediate neighbors to the South and North, the well-known Mexican tunes Over the Waves” and Jessie Polka” as well as the popular Canadian tune Rippling Water Jig” are featured.  Other foundational music included are my arrangements of the soulful spiritual Deep River” and perhaps the greatest melody from the pen of Stephen Foster, Old Folks at Home.”

Also included is another Spiritual, widely popular during the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s - We Shall Overcome” - and an arrangement of the Jewish song Hava Nagila” which was popular all over America when I was a child and presents a great opportunity for instructing the augmented second interval. I have added one of my own works to the Blues progression, a favorite from my Hot Swing Band: In the Cluster Blues”, which reveals how 6/8 rhythm can be used to understand and experience the feeling of the shuffle” created by the African style of 6 beats over 2 beats. Perhaps the best-known Ragtime composer, Scott Joplin, is represented here in my arrangement of The Entertainer” which calls the student to learn to shift to 2nd position.

In the Texas Style fiddle tradition, I introduce advancement in technique, style and creativity with the theme and variations of Rubber Dolly Rag,” the rapid arpeggiation in Herman’s Hornpipe” and the demands of 3rd position in Grey Eagle.”  I am also able to introduce students to their first fully formed jazz pieces with my arrangements of Lazy River” by the great American songwriter Hoagy Carmichael, and present Simple Gifts” - perhaps one of the signature American melodies most associated with American Classical music through the symphonic work of Aaron Copland.


- Mark O’Connor

Please click here for dealer inquires. For orders from outside the United States and Canada, please contact Alexandra at SHAR Music: intl@sharmusic.com.

O'Connor Violin Method Book IV and CD

Item# MO104

$34.95

In Stock

  • Instrumentation: Violin & Piano
  • Composer: O'Connor
  • Publisher: Mark O'Connor Musik International
Violin Book IV is the latest addition to the Mark O'Connor Violin Method, featuring 22 works for advanced students.

Western European classical masterpieces are meant to be replicated: American musical pieces are intended to be recreated again and again. There is no better musical path through which a student musician can learn creativity." - Mark O'Connor

O'Connor Viola Method - Book 1 - Viola Part & CD

Item# MO201

$29.95

In Stock

  • Instrumentation: Viola & Piano
  • Composer: O'Connor
  • Publisher: Mark O'Connor Musik International
If you teach viola or cello, discover why the O'Connor Method has taken the violin teaching world by storm! Carefully adapted for the unique technical demands for the violist and cellist, the O'Connor Method continues on the path toward allowing each student to thoroughly prepare herself for the dynamic world of string performance AND fall in love with playing!

Mark O’Connor, arguably the greatest and most famous fiddler of all time, is an American original in every way. Currently at the pinnacle of his remarkable career, Mark has created a new American School of String Playing that promises to quickly take its place among the great works of string pedagogy.  The O'Connor Method employs classic string technique and theory to teach students to become skilled players. But more than that, the O'Connor Method uses familiar traditional American music to engage and motivate the young student. The lavishly illustrated books focus on well known traditional American tunes such as "Oh! Susanna," "Amazing Grace," "Appalachia Waltz" and "Soldier's Joy."

The method seeks to instill a deep appreciation of America's musical history with background stories of all those that contributed to this rich heritage: Immigrants, African-American slaves, soldiers - all of whom together created what has become the new American Classical Music. A unique feature of this method is that through the progressive development of initially simple works, O'Connor demonstrates that there is more than one way to play a piece, adding an 'improvisational' twist not found in other methods. The goal of the O'Connor method is that young people everywhere will fall in love with playing music.


This item is the O'Connor Viola Method, Book 1 - viola part with CD.  For the piano accompaniment to this volume, please see item
MO201P.

Please click here for dealer inquires. For orders from outside the United States and Canada, please contact Alexandra at SHAR Music: intl@sharmusic.com.

O'Connor Viola Method - Book 1 - Piano Accompaniment Part

Item# MO201P

$9.95

In Stock

  • Instrumentation: Viola & Piano
  • Composer: O'Connor
  • Publisher: Mark O'Connor Musik International
If you teach viola or cello, discover why the O'Connor Method has taken the violin teaching world by storm! Carefully adapted for the unique technical demands for the violist and cellist, the O'Connor Method continues on the path toward allowing each student to thoroughly prepare herself for the dynamic world of string performance AND fall in love with playing!

Mark O’Connor, arguably the greatest and most famous fiddler of all time, is an American original in every way. Currently at the pinnacle of his remarkable career, Mark has created a new American School of String Playing that promises to quickly take its place among the great works of string pedagogy.  The O'Connor Method employs classic string technique and theory to teach students to become skilled players. But more than that, the O'Connor Method uses familiar traditional American music to engage and motivate the young student. The lavishly illustrated books focus on well known traditional American tunes such as "Oh! Susanna," "Amazing Grace," "Appalachia Waltz" and "Soldier's Joy."

The method seeks to instill a deep appreciation of America's musical history with background stories of all those that contributed to this rich heritage: Immigrants, African-American slaves, soldiers - all of whom together created what has become the new American Classical Music. A unique feature of this method is that through the progressive development of initially simple works, O'Connor demonstrates that there is more than one way to play a piece, adding an 'improvisational' twist not found in other methods. The goal of the O'Connor method is that young people everywhere will fall in love with playing music.


This item is the O'Connor Viola Method, Book 1 - piano accompaniment.  For the viola part with CD, please see item
MO201.

Please click here for dealer inquires. For orders from outside the United States and Canada, please contact Alexandra at SHAR Music: intl@sharmusic.com.

O'Connor Viola Method Book II and CD

Item# MO202

$29.95

In Stock

  • Instrumentation: Viola & Piano
  • Composer: O'Connor
  • Publisher: Mark O'Connor Musik International
If you teach viola or cello, discover why the O'Connor Method has taken the violin teaching world by storm! Carefully adapted for the unique technical demands for the violist and cellist, the O'Connor Method continues on the path toward allowing each student to thoroughly prepare herself for the dynamic world of string performance AND fall in love with playing!

Mark O’Connor, arguably the greatest and most famous fiddler of all time, is an American original in every way. Currently at the pinnacle of his remarkable career, Mark has created a new American School of String Playing that promises to quickly take its place among the great works of string pedagogy.  The O'Connor Method employs classic string technique and theory to teach students to become skilled players. But more than that, the O'Connor Method uses familiar traditional American music to engage and motivate the young student. The lavishly illustrated books focus on well known traditional American tunes such as "Oh! Susanna," "Amazing Grace," "Appalachia Waltz" and "Soldier's Joy."

The method seeks to instill a deep appreciation of America's musical history with background stories of all those that contributed to this rich heritage: Immigrants, African-American slaves, soldiers - all of whom together created what has become the new American Classical Music. A unique feature of this method is that through the progressive development of initially simple works, O'Connor demonstrates that there is more than one way to play a piece, adding an 'improvisational' twist not found in other methods. The goal of the O'Connor method is that young people everywhere will fall in love with playing music.


This item is the O'Connor Viola Method, Book 2 - viola part with CD.  For the piano accompaniment to this volume, please see item
MO202P.

Please click here for dealer inquires. For orders from outside the United States and Canada, please contact Alexandra at SHAR Music: intl@sharmusic.com.

O'Connor Piano Accompaniment Part to Viola Book 2

Item# MO202P

$9.95

In Stock

  • Instrumentation: Viola & Piano
  • Composer: O'Connor
  • Publisher: Mark O'Connor Musik International
If you teach viola or cello, discover why the O'Connor Method has taken the violin teaching world by storm! Carefully adapted for the unique technical demands for the violist and cellist, the O'Connor Method continues on the path toward allowing each student to thoroughly prepare herself for the dynamic world of string performance AND fall in love with playing!

Mark O’Connor, arguably the greatest and most famous fiddler of all time, is an American original in every way. Currently at the pinnacle of his remarkable career, Mark has created a new American School of String Playing that promises to quickly take its place among the great works of string pedagogy.  The O'Connor Method employs classic string technique and theory to teach students to become skilled players. But more than that, the O'Connor Method uses familiar traditional American music to engage and motivate the young student. The lavishly illustrated books focus on well known traditional American tunes such as "Oh! Susanna," "Amazing Grace," "Appalachia Waltz" and "Soldier's Joy."

The method seeks to instill a deep appreciation of America's musical history with background stories of all those that contributed to this rich heritage: Immigrants, African-American slaves, soldiers - all of whom together created what has become the new American Classical Music. A unique feature of this method is that through the progressive development of initially simple works, O'Connor demonstrates that there is more than one way to play a piece, adding an 'improvisational' twist not found in other methods. The goal of the O'Connor method is that young people everywhere will fall in love with playing music.


This item is the O'Connor Viola Method, Book 2 - piano accompaniment.  For the viola part with CD, please see item
MO202.

Please click here for dealer inquires. For orders from outside the United States and Canada, please contact Alexandra at SHAR Music: intl@sharmusic.com.

O'Connor Cello Method - Book 1 - Cello Part & CD

Item# MO301

$29.95

In Stock

  • Instrumentation: Cello & Piano
  • Composer: O'Connor
  • Publisher: Mark O'Connor Musik International
If you teach viola or cello, discover why the O'Connor Method has taken the violin teaching world by storm! Carefully adapted for the unique technical demands for the violist and cellist, the O'Connor Method continues on the path toward allowing each student to thoroughly prepare herself for the dynamic world of string performance AND fall in love with playing!

Mark O’Connor, arguably the greatest and most famous fiddler of all time, is an American original in every way. Currently at the pinnacle of his remarkable career, Mark has created a new American School of String Playing that promises to quickly take its place among the great works of string pedagogy.  The O'Connor Method employs classic string technique and theory to teach students to become skilled players. But more than that, the O'Connor Method uses familiar traditional American music to engage and motivate the young student. The lavishly illustrated books focus on well known traditional American tunes such as "Oh! Susanna," "Amazing Grace," "Appalachia Waltz" and "Soldier's Joy."

The method seeks to instill a deep appreciation of America's musical history with background stories of all those that contributed to this rich heritage: Immigrants, African-American slaves, soldiers - all of whom together created what has become the new American Classical Music. A unique feature of this method is that through the progressive development of initially simple works, O'Connor demonstrates that there is more than one way to play a piece, adding an 'improvisational' twist not found in other methods. The goal of the O'Connor method is that young people everywhere will fall in love with playing music.


This item is the O'Connor Cello Method, Book 1 - cello part with CD.  For the piano accompaniment to this volume, please see item
MO301P.

Please click here for dealer inquires. For orders from outside the United States and Canada, please contact Alexandra at SHAR Music: intl@sharmusic.com.

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