Viola Time Joggers is compatible with Fiddle Time Joggers: 44 of the 47 tunes may be played together by viola and violin, either in unison, in unison with simple octave transposition, or with the ensemble parts provided. The book uses open string pieces and tunes using the finger pattern 0-1-23-4, including 'C string specials'; extra pieces to give plenty of practice on the C string. Easy duets and a CD with performances of all of the pieces - bass and drums added for the jazz and rock numbers - make learning the viola fun. Piano accompaniments are provided in Joggers Piano Book.
Forces or Category : Viola tutor
Difficulty : Very easy
21 July 2005
Kathy Blackwell and David Blackwell
Kathy Blackwell is an experienced peripatetic string teacher, currently teaching privately after many years working for Oxfordshire County Council. She has a special interest in teaching the violin and viola to young children, both individually and in groups. Her determination to find the very best pieces - well written and accessible, tuneful and catchy - led directly to the creation of the Fiddle/Viola/Cello Time series.
David Blackwell has worked in publishing for Oxford University Press and ABRSM. He has conducted both adult and children's choirs, and published several fine choral arrangements. He has contributed pieces to several instrumental tutor books as well as co-writing Fiddle/Viola/Cello Time.