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Beautiful Music for Two String Instruments, Book 2

2 Violas

By Samuel Applebaum

2 violas - Difficulty: easy-medium
Book 2. 2 Violas. Arranged by Samuel Applebaum. Duet or Duo; Solo Small Ensembles; String Orchestra Method/Supplement. Classical. Collection. With standard duet notation, bowings and fingerings. 31 pages. Alfred Music #00-EL02212. Published by Alfred Music (AP.EL02212).

Item Number: AP.EL02212

ISBN 9780769231747. 9x12 inches. English.

The study of string instruments should include ensemble playing at the earliest possible stage. There is much to be gained from the playing of duets. Each player learns how to listen to the other, and in a short time develops an awareness of balance, musical phrasing, intonation, and tone quality. This type of training is excellent preparation for participation in large groups. These four volumes of duets for two violas will help fill the need for early ensemble experience in the public schools. They should be used in string classes as a supplement to any of the standard string methods. They will also encourage music-making outside of the school, with parents or with other students. These duets are ideal for recitals in the public schools and in public school festivals. they may be played by two performers, or by multiple performers on each part, with or without piano accompaniment. Also available: two violins (AP.EL01324), two cellos (AP.EL02213), two basses (AP.EL002214) and piano accompaniment (AP.EL02211).

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  • April 07, 2001 Review

    This book is the best viola book ever!I won an award with it.I was doing a duet with my friend in a contest and it was the bomb!

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