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Fiddle Rhythms

By Sally O'reilly

Orchestra strings - Elementary
Composed by Sally O'reilly. Method book. Fiddle Rhythms. Method book. Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Company (KJ.WS7VN).

Item Number: KJ.WS7VN

ISBN 849757150.

Through her years of teaching, Sally O'Reilly has learned the value of word association in teaching accurate rhythmic concepts to students of all ages. In Fiddle Rhythms, she presents a myriad of short exercises, with words for each exercise that help your students develop rhythmic accuracy. For private or violin study, colorfully illustrated, ideal for both traditional and suzuki - trained violin students who are entering an intermediate level of playing.

  • I Like Apple Pie 
  • Theme from Haydn's "Surprise" Symphony 
  • Chocolate 
  • French Folk Song 
  • Huckleberry 
  • Shortnin' Bread 
  • Gooseberry 
  • Ten Little Indians 
  • Butterscotch 
  • German Dance 
  • Mixed Fruit Pies 
  • Jingle Bells 
  • There Was a Little Man 
  • Bowing Variations 
  • Scottish Air 
  • Orange 
  • Russian Folk Song 
  • Banana 
  • Fiddle Tango 
  • Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen 
  • I Like Pumpkin Pie 
  • Fiddle-Dee-Dee 
  • Pepermint 
  • I Like Pepermint Pie 
  • Vanilla 
  • Toccata 
  • Rhubarb 
  • Swan Waltz 
  • Theme from Pathetique Symphony 
  • Promenade 
  • Russian Theme 
  • Waltz from Swan Lake 
  • Cantabile 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    New Zealand
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  • December 02, 2011 A Good Buy

    This book was suggested for my 8-year-old daughter by her violin teacher. The book is attractive and the music is appealing. She enjoys the rhythms and the tunes.

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  • 5

    North Carolina
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  • September 06, 2007 Teach rhythm with words #2

    I will have to stand corrected regarding FIDDLE RHYTHMS and STRING RHYTHMS being exactly the same book. Upon a very quick glance they do appear to have exactly the same songs. HOWEVER, for the most part, songs in STRING RHYTHMS written in D Major are written in A Major in...

    FIDDLE RHYTHMS. Songs in C Major are usually the same in both books (hence the mistake upon first glance). There are a few other key variations between the books. So choose according to level of your student.

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  • 5

    North Carolina
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  • June 22, 2007 Teach rhythm with words!

    First, please note that FIDDLE RHYTHMS and STRING RHYTHMS are the same book. I didn't realize that when purchasing them. They have different covers but are exactly the same on the inside. That said, these are great books for teaching young students different rhythms. They get a handle on...

    the rhythm by saying a familiar word or series of words. You are able to teach the rhythm before the child might actually be able to recognize it in written form by using the word(s) with a standard starter song like "Twinkle, Twinkle". Though rated for beginners, students would have to be able to read music to start in the book, but as I said the concept can be used for simpler songs at the beginning level.

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