Viola Friends 1A (2021)
Viola Friends 1A: Viola Part 1A: Short Pieces and Fun Exercises for the Young Viola Player (Suomi Music 2020)
Viola Part 1A is a fun and colorful collection of great music for the beginner viola player including melodies by the classical masters like Mozart, Handel, Purcell, Beethoven, Bach and popular European and American children's songs.Viola Friends 1A is the first part of the Viola Friends family of music books. It consist of short melodies, rhythmical exercises, scales, technical duets, duos and trios. The arrangements for 2 violas gives students the possibility to study and perform the music together with their friends and teachers right from the beginning.
The book starts with warming-up exercises and aims at creating playful inspiration for the student and teacher. Melodies are presented in a pedagogical order after the new scale has been studied. Fundamentals of music theory is incorporated along famous classical melodies and etudes. Some ideas concerning natural, big movements to help building up playing technique by Paul Rolland are included in this version of 2021.
The Viola Friends 1A books are usually sold together with the equivalent Piano Part 1A that contains simplified piano parts. The easy accompaniments makes it easier for children of the same age to practice and perform together.All of the Viola Friends books can be be used with the help of the YouTube Channel Violin Friends and Tiny Cards Violin Friend app. All of the music can be found on the Violin Friends Youtube homepage and the videos can be sent to students by Whats'App for home practice.
Music of following composers can be found in the Viola Friends 1A: Wohlfart, Rolland, Komarovsky, Beethoven, Potolovsky, Mozart, Purcell, Hämäläinen and traditional folk music from Finland, Sweden, America, France, Germany and Czech Republic.
The family Violin Friends series consist of Violin and Viola Friends 1A, Violin and Viola Friends 1B, Violin and Viola Friends 2, Eight Trios for Violin, Viola, Cello or String Trio, 11 Children’s Songs arr. for Piano Quintet, 12 Variations of Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star by Mozart arr. for Piano Quartet and Sea Scenery by Hämäläinen for String Quartet.