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Developing Virtuosity, Book 2 - Viola

A Supplemental Method for Teaching Strings

By Lynne Latham

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Viola (with optional piano)
A Supplemental Method for Teaching Strings. Composed by Lynne Latham. Arranged by Gayley Hautzenroeder. String Method. Book and CD. Published by Latham Music Enterprises (LA.720600).

Item Number: LA.720600

ISBN 978-1-63361-005-7. String Method.

"Developing Virtuosity, Book 2" continues the development of playing skills found in Book 1 and progresses to more complex rhythms, left-hand finger patterns and techniques, bowing techniques, and preparation for shifting. This book introduces students to: 1) long and controlled bow strokes, slurred legato and staccato bow strokes, string-crossing slurs, and producing dynamic contrasts; 2) new rhythmic patterns including dotted notes, triplets, sixteenth notes, swinging eighth notes, and syncopated rhythms; 3) new time signatures including 6/8 and 3/8, along with cut time for cello/bass; and 4) major and minor left-hand string patterns, extended fingerings, and beginning octave harmonics and shifting.