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Violin Recital Album First Position, Volume 1

20 Recital Pieces in First Position for Violin and Piano or Two Violins

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Violin, piano (2 violin) - Level 2
20 Recital Pieces in First Position for Violin and Piano or Two Violins. Edited by Christoph Sassmannshaus, Kurt Sassmannshaus, and Melissa Lusk. Stapled. Barenreiter's Sassmannshaus. Performance score, part(s). 24/35/23 pages. Baerenreiter Verlag #BA09668. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA09668).

Item Number: BA.BA09668

ISBN 9790006559565. 30 x 23 cm inches. Text Language: English, German. Preface: Kurt Sassmannshaus / Christoph Sassmannshaus / Melissa Lusk.

These two collections (BA 9668, BA 9669) give young students and teachers a rich selection of recital pieces, either to complement the Sassmannshaus"Early Start on the Violin"method or to play independently from it. As all the pieces are written entirely in first position, they can be used after just a few months of lessons.

The piano part may be played by the teacher or an advanced student. As an alternative, the accompaniment can be played by a second violin.
All the pieces are available in exemplary recordings on YouTube.

From the contents of Volumes 1 and 2:
Nursery rhymes, folksongs but also less well-known gems, as well as original pieces by the editors, all precisely tailored to meet the needs of young students.

* New recital pieces for the tried and trusted Sassmannshaus violin method
* All pieces written in first position
* With a second violin part for duet performance
* Available in freely accessible recordings on YouTube

Kurt Sassmannshaus, the editor of a great many string editions in the Barenreiter catalogue, continues the tradition founded by his father Egon Sassmannshaus in the"Early Start"string methods. He developed these two new editions together with his wife Melissa Lusk and his son Christoph Sassmannshaus.

Similar editions are in preparation for the cello.

About Baerenreiter's Sassmannshaus

Children playfully learn reliable technique at the earliest age. For more than three decades the Sassmannshaus Tradition has been the household name for excellence in beginner methods in German-speaking countries. More than half a million students have successfully learned to play using this publication.

This tried and tested German method is now available in English! The best-selling method that gave generations of European musicians their foundation is now available in English, with content and songs newly adapted for today's English speaking children.

What makes this method so special?

  • The child-friendly and age-appropriate text underlying the music enables children to perceive melodies as a whole and to understand their singable qualities.
  • Songs and scales in different positions are easily explained and mastered within the first year. This is an important advantage over methods that confine children to the first position for many years.
  • Note reading is emphasized from the first lesson - children are brought up to become proficient sight-readers and play in chamber music ensembles as early as possible.
  • In contrast to other beginner methods, The Sassmannshaus Tradition progresses swiftly by introducing advanced techniques in rudimentary form, such as shifting and varied bow strokes.
  • Ensemble playing is encouraged from the very beginning.
  • The method is suitable for single instruction as well as for group and class lessons.
  • The large print notes and text as well as many colorful illustrations are particularly child-friendly and very attractive to pre-school children and school children alike.
  • The substantial volumes contain comprehensive material and carefully calibrated learning curves. They keep children curious and interested for many months and years.

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