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The ABCs of Viola for the Absolute Beginner, Book 1
The ABCs of Viola for the Absolute Beginner, Book 1 (Book & CD)
Author: Janice Tucker Rhoda
CF Cat No: ABC7X
ISBN: 0825893476 or 978-0825893476 ($16.99)
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The ABCs of Viola Book 1 is the perfect start for an Absolute Beginner of any age on the Viola! There are many familiar folk, fiddle, sacred and classical melodies with short warm-up exercises and study pieces to advance students technically in an easy and enjoyable way! Simple duets, scales, a note-reading worksheet, a glossary of music terms and symbols, and practice chart are also included along with many graphs to show left-hand finger placement.

The special MP3 CD insert consists of three components: 34 performance pieces of Viola with piano accompaniments, 34 piano accompaniment tracks by themselves for play-along, and a printable pdf file of the piano accompaniments. Also, like the best seller ABCs of Violin Book 1, this new edition of The ABCs of Viola Book 1 has 13 additional warm-ups.

The ABCs of Viola Book 1 is the first in a series of three Viola books. This series features melodies by composers such as Bach, Beethoven, Dvorak, Mozart and Tchaikovsky. Popular fiddle tunes like Arkansas Traveler, Irish Washer Woman and Turkey in the Straw, and some of the world’s most loved melodies like Amazing Grace and Home on the Range appear. Christmas Carols Jingle Bells, Joy to the World, O Come All Ye Faithful, The First Noel and Deck the Halls, and Hanukah favorites My Dreydl and Hanukah are all included. Each book in the series has its own piano accompaniment book to help facilitate practice and recital performance. The ABCs of Viola Easy Piano Accompaniment for Book 1 is the ideal companion to The ABCs of Viola Book 1.

PLEASE NOTE: The new edition of The ABCs of Viola Easy Piano Accompaniment for Book 1 (Catalog No. ABC8) is a PDF file on the CD enclosed in The ABCs of Viola for the Absolute Beginner, Book 1. You will be able to print the accompaniments yourself! Printable PDF Directions - How to Convert MP3 files to Audio CD


The ABCs of Viola easy Piano Accompaniment for Book 1
The ABCs of Viola Easy Piano Accompaniment for Book 1
Author: Janice Tucker Rhoda
CF Cat No: ABC8
ISBN: 0825837766 or 978-0825837760 ($14.95)
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This is the Easy Piano Accompaniment Book for The ABCs of Viola for the Absolute Beginner, Book 1! A Viola Teacher, Amateur or Professional Pianist will enjoy playing these simple yet beautiful accompaniments. Beginning violists learn to play better in tune while playing along with piano. Great for home practice and recital preparation. Enjoy the ensemble playing!


The ABCs of Viola for the Intermediate, Book 2
The ABCs of Viola for the Intermediate, Book 2
Author: Janice Tucker Rhoda
CF Cat No: ABC9
ISBN: 0825837774 or 978-0825837777 ($11.99)
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The ABCs of Viola Book 2 is the perfect instruction book for the Intermediate student of any age on the Viola! As a direct continuation of the ABCs of Viola Book 1, you will enjoy learning more slurred bowing techniques and rhythms as well as many new key and time signatures. Lovely melodies abound like Turkey in the Straw, Amazing Grace, Cherry Blossoms, Joy to the World, Beautiful Dreamer, Row Your Boat, Deck the Halls, Auld Lang Syne, Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concert Theme, Haydn’s Surprise Symphony, Beethoven’s Russian Folk Song and Mozart’s Minuet, to name a few.

Fun Study Pieces and many warm-up exercises along with scales, a note-reading worksheet and practice chart are also included with graphs to show new left-hand finger placement.

This ABCs of Viola Book 2 is the second in a series of three viola books. All three books will help prepare you to play duets, string quartets, and in your local community orchestra’s viola section! Add The ABCs of String Orchestra Viola part for additional reinforcement! In addition, The ABCs of Viola Easy Piano Accompaniment for Book 2 will help facilitate practice and recital performance.


The ABCs of Viola Easy Piano Accompaniment for Book 2
The ABCs of Viola Easy Piano Accompaniment for Book 2
Author: Janice Tucker Rhoda
CF Cat No: ABC10
ISBN: 0825837782 or 978-0825837784 ($14.95)
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This is the Easy Piano Accompaniment Book for The ABCs of Viola for the Intermediate, Book 2! A Viola Teacher, Amateur or Professional Pianist will enjoy playing these simple yet beautiful accompaniments. Intermediate violists learn to play better in tune while playing along with piano. Great for home practice and recital preparation. Enjoy the ensemble playing!


The ABCs of Viola for the Advanced Book 3
The ABCs of Viola for the Advanced, Book 3
Author: Janice Tucker Rhoda
CF Cat No: ABC11
ISBN: 0825837790 or 978-0825837791 ($14.99)
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The ABCs of Viola Book 3 is the perfect instruction book for the Advanced student of any age on the Viola! You will enjoy learning 3rd position for the very first time! Spiccato bowing technique, trills and double stops are also introduced in an easy manner. Lovely melodies abound like Mozart’s Symphony No. 40, Stephen Foster’s Old Folks at Home, Scotland’s Annie Laurie, France’s Sur Le Pont D’Avignon and Germany’s Ach, Du Lieber Augustin to name a few. Beautiful original pieces by Janice Tucker Rhoda including Longing for the Russian Homeland, George Washington, Singing Strad and Fiddler’s Holiday are student recital favorites. Fun Study Pieces and many warm-up exercises along with scales and arpeggios, a note-reading worksheet and practice chart are also included with graphs to show new left-hand finger placement.

This ABCs of Viola Book 3 is the third in a series of three viola books. All three books will help prepare you to play duets, string quartets, and in your local community orchestra’s viola section! Add The ABCs of String Orchestra Viola part for additional reinforcement! In addition, The ABCs of Viola Easy Piano Accompaniment for Book 3 will help facilitate practice and recital performance.


The ABCs of Viola Easy Piano Accompaniment for Book 3
The ABCs of Viola Easy Piano Accompaniment for Book 3
Author: Janice Tucker Rhoda
CF Cat No: ABC12
ISBN: 0825837804 or 978-0825837807 ($8.95)
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This is the Easy Piano Accompaniment Book for The ABCs of Viola for the Advanced, Book 3! A Viola Teacher, Amateur or Professional Pianist will enjoy playing these simple yet beautiful accompaniments. Advanced violists will continue to perfect their intonation while playing along with piano. Great for home practice and recital preparation. Enjoy the ensemble playing!

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TEACHERS COMMENTS:

LILIT MURADYAN, D.M.A. Boston University, Russian and Armenian speaking Violin and Viola Teacher, Boston Arts Academy Strings Outreach Program, Boston, MASSACHUSETTS, USA
"The ABCs of Violin and ABCs of Viola are by far one of the most successful method book series I have used. The books include great selections of pieces and excellent warm ups. I regularly use them in my classes and get great feedback from my students, therefore I highly recommend it to anyone teaching both group classes and private lessons." lilmuradyan@yahoo.com

YOU-BIN YANG, Lecturer at Hochschule für Musik Köln & Musikschule Stadt Monheim, Korean/German/English speaking Concert Violinist, Violin & Viola Teacher, (Cologne) KOELN, GERMANY
"ABCs of Violin & ABCs of Viola are my books of choice. They are so clear and easy to learn. My students are so happy with them. Many compliments to your brilliant works, dear Janice." youbin_y@yahoo.de You-Bin on Facebook You-Bin on LinkedIn

MEREDITH COOPER, Violin and Viola Teacher, Boston Center for Adult Education and former Director of the New School of Music, Somerville, MASSACHUSETTS, USA
"This ABCs of Viola book is great! The perfect tool with its simple melodies appropriate for adults as well as children. I love the harmonies (duets) and the warmups are excellent preparation for playing each piece. Students learn to read easily." mercooper@hotmail.com

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