Packed with the same lively original tunes, easy duets, and traditional pieces which grace the Fiddle Time series, the viola books are compatible with their violin counterparts but also include extramaterial to provide plenty of practice on the C string.
Viola Time Scales is filled with creative ideas to make learning scales and arpeggios easy and fun. Packed with lively original tunes, well-known pieces, and easy duets, the book is carefully paced and organized to build confidence every step of the way. The emphasis is placed firmly on having a good time while learning - with Viola Time it really is fun to play!
* Covers the finger patterns used in Viola Time Joggers and Runners, and includes all the scales and arpeggios for ABRSM Grades 1 and 2, including the natural minor
* Sets out each form with a fingering chart, a telephone ´helpline´ to reinforce the arpeggio fingering, and a rhythm game to practise the scale
* Includes a variety of fun pieces for each key, and a range of puzzles and compositional games
The revised edition of Viola Time Scales is brimming over with creative ideas and packed with imaginative and amusing cartoons to make learning scales and arpeggios easy.
D major: Finger tips and Low D, High D, and A in between
C major: Super sprinter and Step, skip, jump!
G major: Follow me and Ring my number
C major: Fast food and What´s in your sandwich?
F major: Accelerator and Double Decker
D major: Sweet Betsy from Pike
Bflat major: Two little angels and Knock, knock
Eflat major: French folk song
D harmonic minor: Theme from Mahler´s First Symphony and In orbit
C harmonic minor: Old man of Peru
G harmonic minor: Haunted house and Le Tambourin (Rameau)
D melodic minor: I gotta play those viola blues and Shalom Chaverim
C melodic minor: We walk a narrow way and Escalator cha-cha
G melodic minor: A bit of Bach (J. S. Bach) and Mean street chase 2