Complete Technique for Viola, Book 1

400 Exercises include 45 Musical Studies in Positions 1 through 5

Janice Tucker Rhoda

Soft Cover
Performing Ensemble: Viola Unaccompanied
Instrumentation: Viola
Item Number: BF95
Number of Pages: 64
Publisher: Carl Fischer Music
Print Status: In Print


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From the author of the popular ABCs of Strings method, Janice Tucker Rhoda’s Complete Technique for Viola suits the advanced beginner to upper level student wishing to learn or improve left hand and right bow-arm skills. Starting in first position, and proceeding carefully through the higher positions, this method book uses studies and exercises to demonstrate specific technical ideas.

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Memorize the Notes
Key of D Major
Check Intonation with Double-Stop Octaves
Legato Slur or Smooth Slur
Slur Study in D Major
Staccato and Legato Slur Study
Duplets and Triplets Study
Improvisational Mary Had A Little Lamb
"Improvisational Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star"
Improvisational Go Tell Aunt Rhody
Key of G Major
Bowing Study in G Major
Key of C Major
4th Finger Strengthening Exercises
Hammock Swing Technique for Left arm and Bow Arm
Quick Fingers Exercise
Slow Bow Control Exercise
Advanced Straight Bow Balancing Exercise
Octave Study in C Major
Double-Stops Exercises
Spiccato Study in D Major
Spiccato Study in A Major
Key of Bb Major
DÒtachÒ and Staccato Study in Bb Major
Key of Eb Major
Slur Study in Eb Major
Key of F Major
Study in F Major
Martele Bow Stroke Study
Chord and Double-Stop Study
Key of E Major
Study in E Major
Advanced Hammock Swing Technique
Study in D Minor
Gypsy Study in C Minor
Study in G Minor
Key of Ab Major
Spiccato Study in Ab Major
Key of Db Major
Spiccato Study in Db Major
Third Position
Octave Study in F Major
Study in C Major
Detache Study in G Major
Syncopation Study in D Major
Martele Study in F Major
Spiccato and Martele Study in C Major
Dynamic Study in F Minor
Concerto Study in G Minor
Study in C Minor
Ballet of Shifting Exercises
"Check Octave, Unisons and Fifths Exercises"
Check Thirds and Sixths
Double-Stop and Chord Study
Harmonics and Fourth Finger Extensions
Harmonic Study
Second Position
Shifting Exercises
Study in C Major
Concerto Study in C Major
Concerto Study in G Major
Study in Eb Major
Concerto Study in Bb Major
Half Position Study
Study in D Minor
Concerto Study in G Minor
Study in A Major
Fifth Position
Study in Bb Major
Concert Study in Eb Major
Study in Ab Major
Fourth Position
Arpeggio Study
"Octave Study in 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Positions"
Fiddle Study in E Major
"Concerto Study in 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Positions"