Viola Friends 1B (2021)
Viola Part 1B is a fun and colorful collection of great music for the beginner viola player including melodies by the classical masters like Mozart, Vivaldi, Tchaikovsky, Strauss, Paganini, Trott, Carse, Sevcik, Handel, Purcell, Yanshinov, Kalivoda, Beethoven, Bach and traditional Finnish children's songs.Viola Friends 1B is the second 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, flexibility movements for the bow-arm fingers 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 2020.The Viola Friends 1B books belongs together with the equivalent Piano Part 1B 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 1B: Wohlfart, Rolland, Bach, Vivaldi, Kalivoda, Purcell, Beethoven, Mozart, Kabalevsky, Saroyan, Tchaikovsky, Alday, Strauss, Dancla, Sevcik, Trott, Carse, Spiess and Hämäläinen.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.