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Yasuda, Martha - Favorite Melodies: Double Stop Solos and Duets for Viola, Volume II - Digital Download

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Martha's double stop solo and duet series continues in this lovely 17-piece compilation of favorite songs from Suzuki book one, along with other favorite folk songs. On one side of the page, the student plays a duet, with the identical two notes combined on the opposite page as a double stop solo. Between the two volumes, each containing two verses, there are four distinct levels of double stop difficulty.

Volume one is for students that have never played double stops and has lots of ringing octaves, sixths and thirds without the use of the 4th finger. Volume two? Well, watch out, pull out the stops, mad difficult -- minimum Suzuki book 6 level.

Teachers will LOVE this graded approach to double stops using familiar pieces!

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Title: Favorite Melodies: Double Stop Solos and Duets for Viola, Volume II
Composer: Various
Arranger: Martha Yasuda
Publisher: Yasuda Music Company LLC
Instrumentation: Viola Duet
Parts Included: Viola part, optional accompaniment
Pages: 56 Pages, 68 Arrangements
Additional Information:

Item Includes

  • Melody
  • Minuet
  • The Happy Farmer
  • Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
  • French Folk Song
  • Lightly Row
  • Frères Jacques
  • Go Tell Aunt Rhody
  • Camptown Races
  • Song of the Wind
  • London Bridge Is Falling Down
  • O Come, Little Children
  • May Song
  • This Old Man
  • Scotland’s Burning
  • Minuet
  • Way Down Upon the Swanee River

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About Martha J. Yasuda

Martha Yasuda's arrangements, transcriptions and compositions are a natural extension of her life in music, as an orchestral violinist and Suzuki-trained teacher, with a Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York.

Martha began arranging in 2002 and since then has completed close to 80 volumes of arrangements for various string instrument combinations, including 26 books with duets for all pieces from Suzuki Books 1 through 8, licensed by the International Suzuki Association. She was also commissioned by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra to write orchestral arrangements for the education concerts, called "Symphony Street: Adventures with the Orchestra."

Her series of duets and double stop solos for violin, viola and cello — featuring popular hymns, folk songs, wedding selections and Christmas tunes — has earned praise from teachers, performers and pedagogues:

"Mrs. Yasuda's idea of relating double stops to duets is very cleverly done and is clearly a demonstration of Dr. Suzuki's idea of making learning enjoyable for the student." ~ Suzuki pioneer, William Starr

Her arrangements are "expertly written and carefully edited for the student, and they delight with originality and flair." ~ William Preucil, Sr., Professor of Music (Emeritus) at The University of Iowa

"The six-volume Yasuda violin and cello duo series includes well-crafted, carefully edited arrangements for all levels of players, from the novice to the advanced." ~ Christopher Rex, Principal Cellist with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra since 1979
Martha's recent publications, Timeless Melodies, Volumes I and II, include duets for top favorite pieces from Barbara Barber's six-volume series. Barber writes: "Finally, someone has written violin duet parts for many of the pieces in Solos For Young Violinists! They are well-written and easy to read. Thank you, Martha!"

Martha (Lewis) Yasuda grew up in Lynchburg, VA and studied violin with Suzuki teacher-trainer, Rudy Hazucha. She studied violin with Zvi Zeitlin and Charlie Castleman at the Eastman School, and with William Starr at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN. She has freelanced with many different orchestras, including the Rochester Philharmonic, the Savannah Symphony, and the Greenville Symphony, and she always has maintained a teaching studio. In recent years, her arranging has taken front seat, as she continues to create materials that aim to inspire students, teachers and young audience members.

Mrs. Yasuda lives in Atlanta with her husband, Ken, and is a grandmother of four. She feels fortunate to be able to express herself through arranging music and gives all glory to God for the creativity she has been given.

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