Early Start on the Viola, Volume 2 (A viola method for children). Composed by Egon Sassmannshaus/Kurt Sassmannshaus. For viola. This edition: 1st printing 2010 edition. Stapled. Barenreiter's Sassmannshaus. Einfuhrungspreis bis 30.06.11, danach: 12,95 EUR / 25,90 CHF. Instructional. Performance score. Language: English. 64 pages. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA9687).
ISBN 9790006539291. With Language: English. Instructional. 30 x 23 cm inches.
Original German title: Fruher Anfang auf der Bratsche - Band 2; Eine Bratschenschule fur Kinder. The second volume already presents classical viola duets. The child's knowledge and technique is expanded by dotted rhythms, sixteenths notes, and first double stops. And here is the most revolutionary aspect of the method: different finger patterns can be connected and combined to create any major and minor scale without the use of open strings. This creates the ability to practice scales in any position, often within the first year of playing! With this skill, songs learned in first position are easily transposed to other keys and higher position. Coupled with beginning shifting exercises this sets a foundation for an early virtuoso technique not available in any other method.