Developing Virtuosity Viola Book 2

    Developing Virtuosity Viola Book 2


    Book 2 builds on Book 1 skills. It covers advanced techniques, complex rhythms, bowing, left-hand finger patterns, and preparatory steps towards shifting. This book helps players achieve a more nuanced and polished sound.

    • Use controlled bow strokes and dynamic contrasts.

    • Try new rhythms and time signatures.

    • Learn left-hand patterns, harmonics, and shifting.

    • Use online audio to practice.

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    Developing Virtuosity Viola Book 2

    Building on the skills learned in Book 1, this volume takes the player on a journey towards more advanced techniques. It delves into complex rhythms, left-hand finger patterns, bowing techniques, and the crucial preparatory steps towards shifting. With this book, players can expect to take their playing skills to the next level and achieve a more nuanced and polished sound.

    In Book 2, students will learn:

    • Long and controlled bow strokes, slurred legato and staccato bow strokes, string-crossing slurs, and producing dynamic contrasts.
    • New rhythmic patterns, including dotted notes, triplets, sixteenth notes, swinging eighth notes, and syncopated rhythms.
    • New time signatures, including 6/8 and 3/8, and cut time for cello/bass.
    • Major and minor left-hand string patterns, extended fingerings, beginning octave harmonics, and shifting.
    • Online audio is available to help students practice and improve their skills.

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    Developing Virtuosity Viola Book 3

    The third volume of this music book is for advanced students. It includes longer and more challenging pieces with instrument-specific selections. It emphasizes advanced bowing techniques, complex pieces with multiple meters, and reinforcing shifting skills.

    Book features:

    • Solo literature with suggested fingerings for higher positions.

    • Challenging accidentals for left-hand intonation.

    • Complex time signatures and rhythmic patterns.

    • Develop bow stroke for more expressive dynamics.

    • Includes digital audio.

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    Developing Virtuosity Viola Book 1

    Volume 1 teaches basic notation, open strings, rhythms, and bowing techniques. It gradually introduces new notes and skills to reinforce left- and right-hand techniques and develop cognitive abilities for string performance.

    This book covers:

    • Major and minor tetrachords on all four strings.

    • Essential rhythmic notation from whole notes to eighth-note patterns.

    • Left-hand techniques such as double stops, left-hand pizzicato, and differentiating whole and half steps.

    • A variety of bow techniques.

    • Audio recordings available online to assist with practice and learning.

    $40.86 Price

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