- Viola School for beginners viola students and intermediate level players
- The popular method book Viola Friends 2 for intermediate level viola students
The popular method book Viola Friends 2 for intermediate level viola students
Do to want your students to practice more, learn faster, and get better grades at examinations?
Violin Friends and Viola Friends method books have a proven track record of taking teaching to the next level with innovative ways of engaging students since 2016.
The books will inspire students to learn music independently at home and make the teachers' jobs easy. Violin Friends combines the most effective ways to build up the playing technique and enables students to use these skills immediately. Every new scale is followed by engaging duos and carefully selected pieces by the most influential classical composers. Students will learn the music faster with the help of play-along videos on Youtube and mp3 backing tracks on SoundCloud. Students who have studied the books are known to have made faster progress, performed more often, and got better grades at examinations.
Benefits for teachers include one book combining warming-up exercises, repertoire, scales, etudes, great music that inspires students, and a time-saving teaching method that makes teaching easy and more fun.
Students will be motivated to play music with their friends right from the beginning of their studies. They will be happy to use a colorful and fun music book with a magnificent repertoire, lots of play-along videos on Youtube, and free mp3 backing tracks on SoundCloud.
The popular viola method book Viola Friends 2 (2021, Suomi Music) combines repertoire, duos, and technical exercises in the same colorful book. Short pieces, etudes, duets, and concertos in a pedagogical order. Major scales are presented with their relative melodic minors, followed by etudes by Franz Wohlfahrt for two players and short pieces in the same key.
Viola Friends 2 is the third part of the Viola Friends family of music books. It consists of short melodies, rhythmical exercises, scales, technical duets, and duos. The arrangements for two violins make it possible to study and perform the music together with a friend or teacher right from the beginning.
Composers of Viola Friends 2 book includes J.S.Bach, G.Tartini, H.Purcell, R.Glinka, E.Elgar, F.Gossec, G.F.Handel, W.A.Mozart, L.Beethoven, A.Dvorak, P.Tchaikovsky, and N.Baklanova
There are ”first concertinos” arranged for viola by Oskar Rieding, Ferdinand Küchler, and Friedrich Seitz: Concertino in C Major Op. 11 by Küchler, Concerto in E minor Op. 35 by O. Rieding, Concerto in C Major Op. 34 by O. Rieding, Concerto in G Major Op. 15 by F. Küchler, and the 3rd Movement of the Concertino in C Major no.2 Op. 13 By F. Seitz.
Famous short pieces include the Minuet and Trio arr. for two violas by J.S.Bach, Sarabande by G. Tartini, Air by H. Purcell, The Clown by D. Kabalevsky, The Rain, Cradle Song, Romance and Mazurka by N. Baklanova, Gavotte by F. Gossec, Adagio by W.A.Mozart, Bourrèe by Handel and the Sonatine by L.Beethoven.
Viola Friends method book 2 contains 35 pieces for the concert, 27 short pieces, eight technical etudes, five concertos, eight scales, and 14 duos for two violas.
The books work with the equivalent simplified piano parts. The simple accompaniments make it easier for parents and children of the same age to practice and perform together.
All the music in the series is easily learnable with the help of simplified piano parts, Youtube play-along videos on the Violin Friends Youtube channel, and mp3 backing tracks on SoundCloud and the Violin Friends homepage www.violinfriends.com.