A versatile and very popular collection of well known pieces from a wide variety of styles for players to dip into and enjoy.
Easy Winners for Violin has something for everyone. From Christmas tunes to classics, from television themes to folk tunes, the 56 unaccompanied tunes have been carefully selected and arranged. The choice of range, technique and style of music have been carefully geared to the instrument and ability range.
The titles to Easy Winners for Violin have been arranged as unaccompanied solos, but combined with optional CD or easy piano accompaniments (see following screens) a whole new world of playing opportunity opens up. Teachers talk of pupils finding the book addictive, unable to leave it alone after playing along with the CD which cleverly incorporates just enough of the solo line to support the player without providing simply a play along.
Easy Winners for Violin is an essential companion to a tutor book and an ideal partner to Winners Galore for Violin.
... Air on the G String • Amazing Grace • Annie's Song • Arkansas Traveller • Auld Lang Syne • Ave Maria (Gounod) • Berceuse (Faure) • Blue Danube • Blue Peter • British Grenadiers • Cabaret • Caprice • Cavatina • Chanson de Matin • Congratulations • Coronation Street • Coventry Carol • The Cuckoo • Dad's Army • Danse Macabre • Easy Winners • Für Elise • Grand March from Aida (Wagner) • Hopak • I Feel Pretty • I'd like to Teach the World • If I were a Rich Man • James Bond Theme • Jerusalem • Jupiter (Holst) • Maple Leaf Rag • Maria • Mary's Boy Child • Match of the Day • Military March (Schubert) • Minuet (Boccherini) • Neighbours • New World Theme • Pavane (Faure) • Popeye • Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer • Rule Britannia • Sailing • Sheherazade • Singin' in the Rain • Stranger in Paradise • Summer Is Icumen In • Super Trouper • Swedish Rhapsody • Thank You Very Much • Theme - A Musical Joke (Mozart) • Theme - First Symphony (Brahms) • Those Were the Days • Thunderbirds • Titanic Theme • Wi' a Hundred Pipers
String Adviser - James Walker
"...the virtues of being able to interpret printed music, and the fact that sight-reading is a valuled skill, can sometimes cause conflict as we search for the right resources to support students on the tightrope between the two. 56 Easy Winners provides helpful material in bridging the gap ... from a variety of sources, including classical, stage, TV and film. Twenty-four of these come with CD accompaniments. This is a no-nonsense approach to motivating players in the early stages of learning, and is also a good deal of fun."
Reviewed 'Music Teacher'