Are you looking for a violin method designed for adults? Perhaps you used to play violin when you were young. Perhaps that was a long time ago - longer than you'd like to admit? I Used to Play Violin by Doris Gazda and Larry Clark is designed for you! Because it is specifically geared towards adults, there aren't any of the childish pictures or watered-down language you might encounter in other methods - just the essential things to help you get your basic skills back in shape.
The book includes review of basic music theory concepts, daily studies to help you rebuild your strength and stamina, technique exercises, and a wide variety of pieces to play, from Classical to Jazz. It contains a data CD with recordings of the pieces, plus PDF files of the piano accompaniments, so you can easily print them out.
For a list of the performance pieces, please see "Item Includes". Published by Carl Fischer.
Title: I Used to Play Violin: An Innovative Method for Adults Returning to Play Composer: Doris Gazda and Larry Clark Arranger: Editor: Publisher: Carl Fischer Instrumentation: Violin Parts Included: Violin Additional Information: Includes music theory review, daily studies to rebuild your strength, a wide variety of songs to play from classical to jazz and rock Includes CD with printable piano accompaniments, play-along tracks, and full performances
Aura Lee - George R. Poulton Scarborough Fair - English folk song America the Beautiful - Samuel A. Ward We Wish You a Merry Christmas - Traditional Minuet - J.S. Bach Symphony No. 94 Theme ("Surprise Symphony") - Franz Joseph Haydn Island Dance - Doris Gazda Londonderry Air - Irish folk song Turkey in the Straw - Traditional When Johnny Comes Marching Home - Patrick Gilmore Let Us Break Bread Together - from Lyra Davidica Barcarolle from The Tales of Hoffmann - Jacques Offenbach Waltz, Op. 39, No. 15 - Johannes Brahms Amazing Grace - Traditional Silent Night - Franz Gruber Auld Lang Syne - Scottish folk song American Patrol - Fredrick W. Meacham Cielito Lindo - Mexican folk song Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho - Spiritual Can-Can from Orpheus in the Underworld - Jacques Offenbach Marche Militaire - Franz Schubert Entr'acte from Carmen - Georges Bizet
NOTE: The CD included in this book is technically a data CD. If you put it in a standard CD player, it will not play. This CD will work in a CD player that accepts MP3 format, or in a PC or Mac with a CD drive and compatible player software. The MP3 files are numbered and named to correspond to the tunes in the book.
The CD also contains printable PDF files of piano accompaniments for the tunes contained in this book. The PDF files can be read using Acrobat Reader on any Mac or PC.
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