ABCs of the Viola for the Absolute Beginner, Book 1



  • by Janice Tucker Rhoda
  • Instrumental MusicViolaPiano and Instrumental Methods

  • Level / Grade: Beginner
  • Format: Book with Online Media
  • Catalog #: ABC7X
  • Publisher: Carl Fischer

  • Publisher: Carl Fischer Music/Theodore Presser
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This best-selling instruction book along with download is the perfect start for an Absolute Beginner of any age on the Viola. The many melodies plus short warm-up exercises and study pieces advance students technically in an easy and enjoyable way. Simple duets, scales, a note-reading worksheet, glossary and practice chart are also included along with many graphs to show left-hand finger placement.

The download consists of three components: 34 performance pieces of viola with piano accompaniments, 34 piano accompaniment tracks by themselves for play-along, and a printable pdf file of the piano accompaniments.


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  • Au Clair De La Lune-French Folk Song
  • Bobbing For Apples – Jig-J. T. Rhoda
  • Child's Play-J. T. Rhoda
  • Chinese River Flowing-J. T. Rhoda
  • Clown, The-French Folk Song
  • Dancing Partners-J. T. Rhoda
  • Frére Jacques-French Folk Song
  • Go Tell Aunt Rhody-American Folk Song
  • Home On The Range-American Cowboy Song
  • The Hope (Hatikvah)-N. H. Imber
  • Irish Washer Woman-Irish Jig
  • Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring-J. S. Bach
  • Jingle Bells-James Pierpont
  • Lightly Row-German Folk Song
  • London Bridge-English Folk Song
  • Long, Long Ago-T. H. Bayly
  • Lullaby-J. T. Rhoda
  • Mary Had A Little Lamb-American Folk Song
  • Merry-Go-Round-J. T. Rhoda
  • My Dreydl (Hanukkah Song)-S. Grossman & S. Goldfarb
  • New World Symphony-A. Dvorák
  • O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles)-John Francis Wade
  • Ode To Joy-L. van Beethoven
  • Over The Ocean-J. T. Rhoda
  • Playing Soccer-J. T. Rhoda
  • Pop! Goes The Weasel-English Folk Song
  • School Is Out!-J. T. Rhoda
  • Shakespeare Play, A-J. T. Rhoda
  • Skipping And Walking Fingers-J. T. Rhoda
  • Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star-French Folk Song
  • Violin Concerto Theme-L. van Beethoven
  • Waves Of The Sea-J. T. Rhoda
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