Abracadabra Viola Beginner (Pupil's Book + CD) Abracadabra Viola Beginner (Pupil's book + CD) by Katie Wearing, Elaine Scott
  

Synopsis

Abracadabra Viola Beginner (Pupil's Book + CD) Abracadabra Viola Beginner (Pupil's book + CD) by Katie Wearing, Elaine Scott

This pupil's book provides a lively and comprehensive introduction to the very first steps of playing the viola. This pupil's book provides a lively and comprehensive introduction to the very first steps of playing the viola. It is part of the Abracadabra Strings Beginners series, a new series of string tutors designed to precede our existing Abracadabra books. All the titles in the series work in conjuction with each other, making them ideal for ensemble, group and whole class tuition. Used alone they remain perfect for individual lessons. The book contains activities, games and pieces that teach the fundamentals of playing the viola : good posture (with and without the instrument), bow hold, finger position and pitch awareness as well as developing rhythm and notation reading. The CD also aids pitch development with performances of the pieces and backing tracks to motivate pupils to practise pieces and activities outside of their lessons. The basics are constantly reinforced and revisited with the pupils building up to 'performance pieces' that combine and showcase all of the skills they have developed.

About the Author

Elaine Scott is a viola specialist and highly experienced teacher. She teaches viola and violin for Buckinghamshire and Harrow LEAs, and is an infant and junior music specialist. She is also an active performer, playing regularly for radio broadcasts. Katie Wearing is a highly experienced teacher of the violin. She teaches violin pedagogy at the Royal Northern College of Music and violin and viola at the Royal Northen's Junior Department. Katie has experience of working with many different teaching methods, including Kodaly, and is a specialist in Dalcroze and Eurhythmics.

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Format

Mixed media product
Contains Paperback and CD-Audio
32 pages

Author

Katie Wearing, Elaine Scott
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Publisher

A & C Black Music an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
www.collins.co.uk

Publication date

30th March 2007

ISBN

9780713678390


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