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Building Technic With Beautiful Music, Book 1


By Samuel Applebaum

Book 1. Viola. Edited by Thom Proctor. String Orchestra Method/Supplement; Technique Musicianship. Technique. Instrumental solo book. With standard notation. 36 pages. Alfred Music #00-EL01719. Published by Alfred Music (AP.EL01719).

Item Number: AP.EL01719

ISBN 0769231527. 9x12 inches. English.

The pieces in this book have been selected for their musical and technical value. They have been carefully transcribed and edited to stimulate interest in technical development and in general musicianship. They provide supplementary material to be used with any of the standard string methods. By studying the text carefully, and with the teacher's help, the young student can develop a foundation for a fine left- hand technic, and bow arm.

  • The Snowman 
  • On the Farm 
  • A Circus Comes to Town 
  • Climbing the Mountain 
  • Playing in the Orchard 
  • The Garden Dance 
  • The Gypsy 
  • Lullaby 
  • Gay and Happy 
  • Memories 
  • Cradle Song 
  • I'm Thinking of You 
  • The Country Fiddler 
  • The Old Castle 
  • At Dawn 
  • Going to the Opera 
  • Birthday Presents 
  • Walking the Dog 
  • Sanctus 
  • The Handsome Prince 
  • A Flock of Ducks 
  • Buck and Wing 
  • The Pirate Ship 
  • Skiing 
  • Happy Moments 
  • The Tidy Tailor 
  • The Merry Fisherman 
  • Old King Cole 
  • Around the Circle 
  • Dance of the Fireflies 
  • The Russian Tea Party 
  • All Through The Night 
  • The Canaries 
  • The Silver Bird 
  • In the Gloaming 
  • Skipping to School 
  • Dance of the Swallows 
  • The Stradivarius Violin 
  • Deck the Halls 
  • Follow the Brook 
  • The Reindeers 
  • At the Opera 
  • The Happy Farmer 
  • In Sunny Spain 
  • The Carnival in Cremona 
  • Jota (Ho-ta) 
  • Old Dog Tray 
  • A Hop and a Skip 
  • Dancing at the Fair 
  • The Wooden Soldiers on Parade 
  • Spring Is Here 
  • The Rose Garden 
  • Skating in the Park 
  • The Singing Game 
  • The Month of May 
  • Robin and His Men 
  • Around the Gypsy's Campfire 

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  • December 13, 2005 Supplement for Beginners

    This is a supplement for beginners and corresponds to the 2nd book in the Applebaum String Builder series. Text on each page explains what to focus on, and gives tips to do it properly. Most pieces are 3 or 4 lines long. All are played in 1st position. Although some...

    are marked as key of A Major, G# is never used (F# and C# are). You get much more practice with b flat and e flat than in the main book. You also learn how to play A sharp with your first finger on the A string. You practice playing with a specified part of the bow, changing dynamics, accents, left-hand pizzicato, martelé bowing, and six-eight time. You place a finger on two strings at once. This book is a great way to get extra practice. Although the Building Technic books overlap some with the String Festival Solos books, it doesn’t hurt to have both. The Solos pieces are longer, but you get fewer of them. The first of those starts easier than this one and doesn’t include flats.

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