O'Connor Violin Method Book IV with Online Audio

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Violin Book IV of the Mark O'Connor Violin Method features 22 works for advanced students.
Please note: There is no piano accompaniment for this volume because it is not required.

"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

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.

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.

Audio access to all tunes and accompaniments can be found on the O’Connor Method website.

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If you are not satisfied with this item for any reason, you may return it for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. Unless the music received is defective or has been shipped in error, all returned music will be subject to a restocking fee of $2.00 per title.

If you have any questions about this product's warranty or to make a return, please contact our Customer Service Department at 800.793.4334 or email us at [email protected]

Violin Book IV of the Mark O'Connor Violin Method features 22 works for advanced students.
Please note: There is no piano accompaniment for this volume because it is not required.

"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

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.

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.

Audio access to all tunes and accompaniments can be found on the O’Connor Method website.

Sheet Music Return Policy
If you are not satisfied with this item for any reason, you may return it for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. Unless the music received is defective or has been shipped in error, all returned music will be subject to a restocking fee of $2.00 per title.

If you have any questions about this product's warranty or to make a return, please contact our Customer Service Department at 800.793.4334 or email us at [email protected]

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Question By:
JULIE OH
From NEW YORK, NY

Asked On: 05/14/2018

I ordered Book IV (which was supposed to come with a CD). Instead, I received Book IV with Online Audio. How do I access the Online Audio? And, how do I download the audio so my kids can practice with it without being online? There are NO INSTRUCTIONS! The ability to play the music OFFLINE is important! Please send me the missing CD.

SHAR Answer:

Hello, Julie. I apologize about the miscommunication regarding this book. The newly published O'Connor Method books will now all include an audio download as oppose to a physical CD. Per the inside of the front cover, you can visit www.oconnormethod.com to access and download the audio tracks. I hope this helped! Please feel free to reach out to us via phone at 800-248-7427 or via email at [email protected] with further questions.

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ALISSA RIEB
From ALBUQUERQUE, NM

Asked On: 04/18/2018

I there a piano part out for this book (O’Connor IV) yet? Thanks!

SHAR Answer:

Hi Alissa! Thank you for your question! O’Connor Book Four does not use a piano accompaniment. It is intended as a solo and duet book.

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Question By:
YVONNE WINGARD
From DAYTON, OH

Asked On: 05/20/2017

Just would like to know the song listing for this volume; I'm thinking of getting both Book III and Book IV, but would like to know the songs. (A sample page would be nice too!) Thanks! [Private studio teacher]

SHAR Answer:

Hi Yvonne! We have update the preview pages to include the song listing and a sample of the first song. Please let us know if you have any additional questions. We can be reached directly at 1-800-248-7427. Thanks!

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