Superstart Violin Accompaniments is a break-through for beginner violinists, full of exciting music and fun activities from the very first lesson to inspire and stimulate pupils and teachers. Mary Cohen is one of Britain's leading string teachers and this new edition is a distillation of her many years of teaching and research - a core method now in one book. This book of piano accompaniments and violin duet lines is an excellent resource for lesson times or performance enabling teachers or friends and family to accompany students. Playing with accompaniment encourages good ensemble skills and really brings the pieces to life.
Publisher: Faber Music Ltd
Number of pages: 48
Weight: 185 g
Dimensions: 305 x 229 x 8 mm
Superstart begins by teaching students the different parts of the instrument and how to hold it comfortably before moving on to pizzicato followed by bowed open strings, using crotchets, quavers and semiquavers as well as crotchet rests. Fingers are introduced one at a time on each string followed by key signatures, further note lengths and rests, slurs and low second fingers.
Throughout Superstart other technical aspects such as harmonics and glissandi are introduced, and dynamics feature early on. There are boxes at the top of each page containing the main learning points for easy reference.....Superstart moves quickly, but provides a very thorough and imaginative foundation which younger students in particular would enjoy. The books contain a wide variety of traditional music, well-known classical pieces and new material. There are helpful tips throughout and amusing illustrations by Todd O'Neill as well as brainteasers, little games to help learn
rhythms and fun activities. I have no hesitation in recommending this book, which would be suitable for individual or group teaching.
Ensemble Magazine, September 2007