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Easy Songs for Shifting in the First Five Positions

A Violin Technique Book for Group Classes and Private Instruction

By Kathryn Bird Kinnard

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A Violin Technique Book for Group Classes and Private Instruction. Composed by Kathryn Bird Kinnard. String - Violin Studies or Collection; Suzuki; Technique Musicianship. Book. 44 pages. Alfred Music #00-20490X. Published by Alfred Music (AP.20490X).

Item Number: AP.20490X

ISBN 9781589512047. English.

Easy Songs for Shifting in the First Five Positions introduces violinists to 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th positions -- all while taking the monotony out of learning. All the melodies included in this book are catchy and easily memorized, utilizing repetition as the method of teaching each shift. In the beginning of each new position, fingerings are provided, but are gradually dropped as the student is expected to learn them. Great for both group classes and private instruction, this will be sought after by all violin teachers.

  • Pre-Shifting Exercise 
  • Beginning Study for Third Position  
  • Going Up In A Swing 
  • Playful Kittens 
  • Prepatory Exercise for "Short Lullaby" and "Grace's Song" 
  • Grace's Song 
  • Short Lullaby 
  • Sara 
  • Happy Harmonics 
  • Lady Bugs 
  • Preparation for Shifting to Third Position with Second Finger 
  • Ambulance 
  • The Great 1-2 Shift 
  • Rock-Hopping In A Mountain Stream 
  • Slidin' On First 
  • Dance the Hora 
  • Shifting from First Position to Third Finger Third Position 
  • Introducing Second Position 
  • Lisa 
  • Butterflies 
  • Hopscotch 
  • Memories of Mahler 
  • Gypsy Dance 
  • Water Sprites 
  • Popsicles 
  • Courtney's Song 
  • Playful Kittens in 2nd and 4th 
  • Introducing 5th Position 
  • Lazy Afternoon 
  • Playful Kittens Revisited 
  • Inch Worm 
  • Lotus Petals 
  • Final Piece - Mix Them All Together 

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