Violin Playtime Book 2
20 composers including Praetorius, Boismortier, Diabelli and Lully
With Violin Playtime, the beginner violinist can make music from the very first lessons. In the three books that make up the series, there are over a hundred little pieces, a treasure-trove of attractive tunes - some traditional, some by composers of the past, some newly composed. But this is more then just an easy anthology; the underlying approach is 'learn as you play', and a carefully devised ground plan of technical development makes it a manual in disguise, a tutor without text. This book is approximately Grade 1-2. Lively illustrations contribute visually to the excitement of learning the violin.
CONTENTS: 17th Century: Contredanse, Anon: Bulgarian: Fast Dance, Folk Dance, Hora, Song without Words, The Winter, Winter's Frost is Here at Last, Thomas Arne: Allegro from 'The Fairy Prince', Balkan: Stamping Dance, Joseph Bodin de Boismortier: Minuet, Bartolommeo Campagnoli: Minuet, Rigaudon, Anton Diabelli: Vivace, French: J'ai du bon tabac, Pussy-cat in the Snow, German: Song of the Huntsman, Claude Gervaise: Canon, Gypsy Song: Gypsy Ballad, Parashkev Hadjiev: Song without Words, Jean-Baptiste Lully: Andante, Leopold Mozart: The Trumpets, Plainchant: In the Monastery, Folk Tune Polish: Down-bow Polka, Michael Praetorius: Canon, Traditional Folk Song: Little Brown Jug, Morris Dance, Sicilian Chorale, Slovak Song, The Vicar of Bray, Ukrainian Dance, Valsette, Traditional Russian: At Prayer, Lament, Russian Dance, Ukrainian: Carnival, Spring has Come, The Gossip.