Selected Etudes for Viola
From Études mélodiques et progressives, Op. 36
by Jacques Fereol Mazas
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From Études mélodiques et progressives, Op. 36. Composed by Jacques Fereol Mazas. Edited by Lawrence Wheeler. Arranged by Lawrence Wheeler. SWS. Collection. With Standard notation. 56 pages. Carl Fischer Music #BF124. Published by Carl Fischer Music (CF.BF124).

ISBN 9781491148938. UPC: 680160906437. 9 x 12 inches.

Jacques Féréol Mazas (1782-1849) was a French composer, conductor,violinist, and pedagogue who is best remembered for a set of 75Études mélodiques et progressives, op. 36 published in three parts:Études speciales, Études brillantes, and Études d-artistes. Viola pedagogueand orchestral musician, Lawrence Wheeler, has meticulously edited aselect 33 études from Book One (1-30) and Book Two (31-56), chosenfor their musical and developmental benefit. The études selected areall appropriate audition repertoire. Fingerings have been adapted forthe viola and clef changes reflect modern practice. Each étude showsalternate fingerings in parentheses and suggests alternate bowings. Awelcome new addition to the teaching repertoire for Viola.
Jacques Féréol Mazas (1782-1849) was a French composer,conductor, violinist, and pedagogue. He is best remembered fora set of 75 Études mélodiques et progressives, Op. 36, consisting ofthree parts: Études speciales, Études brillantes and Études d-artistes.This book is a selection of 33 etudes from Book One (Nos.1–30) and Book Two (Nos. 31–56). The etudes included hereare those that are most applicable for study by the modernviolist. Those etudes not selected are technical exercises oflimited musical variety. The study and teaching of these etudesshould prove invaluable for developing and maintainingtechnical skills and musicianship. They may be studied inany order, according to the needs of the player. Any would beexcellent choices for region and state auditions.This edition is based on the original edition for violin. Greatcare has been given to ensure the accuracy of notes, rhythmsand dynamics. Clef changes reflect modern practice andfingerings use all the positions. Each etude will show alternatefingerings in parentheses and may also suggest alternatebowings. These do not alter the intent or goal of the etudes,but may work better for the individual student or performer.Metronome markings are goals, with initial practice beginningmuch slower.