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A Tuneful Introduction to the Third Position

By Neil Mackay

Composed by Neil Mackay. String music. Stainer & Bell Ltd. #1857. Published by Stainer & Bell Ltd. (ST.1857).

Item Number: ST.1857

ISBN 979-0-2202-1070-9.

Mackay's classic work is now re-engraved in a clear, attractive modern typeface.

It was Neil Mackay's intention that violin students, whether studying individually or in class tuition, should improve their musicianship by the enjoyment of melody. In his ever-popular teaching methods, including A Tuneful Introduction to the Second Position, First Year Violin Tutor, and Second Year Violin Tutor, and the Four Modern Dance Tunes, he combined his unique gift for gracious melodies with sensitive editing that leads students to a natural awareness of tempi and expression marks, and of the punctuation of phrasing shown by commas or rests.

Easy piano accompaniments to the 24 pieces in A Tuneful Introduction to the Third Position are also available, catalogue number H419 . Composer Richard Allain, has retained the essential simplicity and beauty of the originals in a fresh and engaging way. His arrangements will be welcomed by all teachers and pupils wishing to extend their use of Mackay's melodies, either as attractive concert repertoire, or as material to enhance the range of music-making within the individual lesson or class.

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  • February 11, 2017 Nice intro to 3rd position

    I like the musical exercises which employ the 3Rd position in a fun way

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