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Red Hot Violin Grades 3-4 (Instrumental Solo & Piano Accompaniment)

Rachel Jennings

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Red Hot Violin Grades 3-4 is part of Rachel Jennings's exciting new series of graded performance repertoire with a difference. Her sizzling arrangements of popular favourites for intermediate violin with piano will go down a storm at any concert or recital. Violinists of all ages will enjoy showing off these sparkling takes on a wide variety of pieces, which make an inspiring change from exam repertoire.

Publisher: Faber Music

ISBN: 0571534260

Item Code: 0571534260

Price: £9.99
Availability:In stock Territory restrictions apply, see Add. Info

Genre(s): Film, Musical Theatre, TV

Grade(s): Grade 3, Grade 4

Territories: Item available in Europe & Australia only

Instruments:
  • Violin
  • Piano
Contents:
  1. Danny Boy
  2. Eye Of The Tiger
  3. It’s Only A Paper Moon
  4. King Of The Road
  5. On The Street Where You Live
  6. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
  7. The Sleeping Beauty Waltz
  8. Summer Holiday
  9. You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To
  10. YMCA

  • StreetWhereYouLive_sample.mp3

  • SleepingBeauty_sample.mp3

  • EyeOfTheTiger_sample.mp3

Here are two thoughtfully prepared collections of familiar pieces arranged for elementary-to-intermediate violin and piano. The foreword clearly states the aim of the book and identifies its niche, which is to provide learner violinists with ‘rhythmically manageable yet melodically satisfying’ arrangements of rock, pop and jazz. With numbers such as YMCA, Summer Holiday, Eye Of The Tiger and I Wanna Be Like You from The Jungle Book arranged idiomatically in violin-friendly keys, you will be amazed at how close the ‘cover’ can sound to the original, even when played by your Grade 5 student…..this is a worthwhile, good-quality addition to the repertoire for intermediate-level violinists.

Music Teacher Magazine, May 2011

Red Hot Violin contains 19 contemporary pieces arranged for violin and piano; favourites from rock, jazz, pop and musical theatre…..Each piece is introduced with a brief comment about style and performance presentation, encouraging the player to explore how to present this music. Jennings also recommends a particular recording of each piece (an interpretation by a respected artist), for the player to listen to. There are also style guide suggestions for each piece that illustrate the type of arrangement. Intermediate students can have lots of fun with these pieces, using slides and bending notes to get a contemporary feel, and modelling on the recommended recording. The pair of books is perfect for teenagers.

Stringendo Magazine, March 2011