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Essential Exercises and Etudes for Viola

By Harvey S. Whistler

Orchestra, Viola
Composed by Harvey S. Whistler. String Method. Instruction. 48 pages. Rubank Publications #RUBL173. Published by Rubank Publications (HL.4472780).

Item Number: HL.4472780

ISBN 9781540001849. 9x12 inches.

An Intermediate Course of Study for the Development of Technical Proficiency in the First Position

An appropriate follow-up method to Rubank's Intermediate Method for Viola. Includes:

•Daily exercises for bowing, finger strength and independence, trills, and double stops

•A full-page etude in each key up to 4 flats/sharps

•Specialized etudes for practice in bowing, legato playing, rhythm, cross-fingering, spiccato, string crossing, string skipping, chromatics, arpeggios, syncopation, staccato and trills

•Nine double stop etudes.

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  • December 18, 2001 Great 1st position technical studies

    This volume's subtitle says it all: "An intermediate course of study for the development of technical proficiency in the first position." Includes bowing techniques, various keys, chromatic scale, syncopation, trills, and double stop studies by various composers. My son used this book along with Whistler's "Introducing the Positions...

    for Viola--Vol.1, 3rd & 1/2 positions" as his second year technical studies. Both were excellent skill builders.

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