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Fingerprints (Violin Part) (Instrumental Solo/Parts)

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Accompaniment: Unaccompanied

This volume of fourteen pieces for violin is a great collection of original, new music for players of Grade 1-4 standard. Music written by 'real people' who go about their daily business in much the same way as the rest of us, eating breakfast, feeling tired and with a selection of favourite things. Each composer has tried to capture the essence of what makes them who they are and have left it a a musical 'Fingerprint' for you to discover.


Publisher: Faber Music

ISBN: 0571522580

Item Code: 0571522580

Price: £7.99
Availability:In stock Territory restrictions apply, see Add. Info

Genre(s): Educational

Language: English

Grade(s): Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4

Exam Board: Trinity Guildhall

Score/Parts: Parts

Territories: Item available Worldwide

  • Violin
  1. Storm at sea (Ned bennett)
  2. Time wars Mary Cohen
  3. Waves of thought (Charles Dickie)
  4. Floating (Jonathan Girling)
  5. Redwood reel ( Paul Hart)
  6. Leapfrog (Matthew Hindson) **Trinity Guildhall selected piece: Violin syllabus 2010-2012
  7. Winter walk (Thomas Hewitt Jones)
  8. Sunday on fifth avenue (Cecelia McDowell)
  9. Thoughts by the rocky stream (Eddie McGuire)
  10. Jumping jive (Christine Myers)
  11. Reinvention (Richard Peat)
  12. The solidier and the dancer (Julia Usher)
  13. Folk song (Huw Watkins)
  14. Fandango and tango! (Sarah Watts)
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    Mary Cohen
    Instrumental Solo

Mary Cohen has contributed so much towards new ideas in teaching materials and this is another brain wave come to fruition. She has found 14 contemporary composers to contribute elementary pieces to the repertoire along with their birth dates, and some of their favourite things, such as puddings, film, hobbies etc. This is a humanising touch that will hopefully bring composers as a breed more to life for students. It is such a good idea to introduce contemporary writing in the earliest stages of learning…..They are all well written and comprise a number of different styles including tango, fandango, descriptive/narrative and reel. Each piece contains one or two technical or musical points of interest. Some examples are cross rhythms:6/4, 3/4; 4/8, 5/8 alternating; string crossing; ties across bar lines; etc. There is very little out of first position, but the last piece contains a lot of third position and other relative complexities as a challenge at the end f the book. Two of the pieces are for violin alone. I will certainly be using this in my teaching.

European String Teachers Association, Winter 2006