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Fun with the Viola

By William Bay

Viola - Beginning
Composed by William Bay. Squareback saddle stitch, Solos, Style, Tunebooks. Fun With. Folk. Book. 32 pages. Mel Bay Publications, Inc #93615. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.93615).

Item Number: MB.93615

ISBN 9780871664686. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

A collection of 47 big-note, easy level-one solos on folk favorites designed to build technique, range, and endurance while maintaining student interest. Fun to play and serves ideally as a supplement to any method. All of the solos in this text may be played together in ensemble with the "Fun with Violin," "Fun with Cello," and "Fun with String Bass" books.

  • Gypsy Lament 
  • Hatikvoh 
  • Loch Lomond 
  • The Entertainer  Performed by Scott Joplin
  • Camptown Races  Performed by Stephen Foster
  • Aloette 
  • Bill Bailey Won't You Please Come Home 
  • Dixie 
  • John Henry 
  • Londonderry Air 
  • Aura Lee 
  • Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair 
  • Cape Cod Chanty 
  • Hail! Hail! The Gang's All Here 
  • She'll be Comin' Round the Mountain 
  • Streets Of Laredo 
  • Frankie and Johnny 
  • When Johnny Comes Marchin' Home  Performed by Scott Joplin
  • Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes 
  • Shenandoah 
  • Drunken Sailor 
  • Eyes of Texas  
  • Down By The Riverside 
  • Erie Canal 
  • Greensleeves 
  • It Takes A Worried Man 
  • I've Been Working On The Railroad 
  • Red River Valley 
  • Home on the Range 
  • Battle Hymn Of The Republic 
  • I Gave My Love A Cherry 
  • Tom Dooley  Performed by Scott Joplin
  • Oh! Susanna 
  • Old Shoe Boots And Leggins 
  • Come Back To Torino  Performed by Francesco Carlo Zucco
  • My Bonnie 
  • Santa Lucia 
  • This Train  Performed by Scott Joplin
  • When The Saints Go Marchin' In  Performed by Scott Joplin
  • Blow the Man Down 
  • Blue Bells of Scotland 
  • Cockles And Mussels 
  • Look Down That Lonely Road 
  • Michael Row The Boat Ashore 
  • Shortnin' Bread 
  • Swing Low Sweet Chariot 
  • Wayfarin' Stranger  Performed by Scott Joplin
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  • 5

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  • September 29, 2005 Fun folksongs

    This beginner's sheetmusic is very easy to read with basic fingerings and counting. Four pieces toward the end include b flat, but otherwise F# and C# are the only flats or sharps you need to know. Many of the tunes will be familiar which allows you to focus largely...

    on your form while playing.

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