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Red Hot Violin Grades 5-6 (Instrumental Solo)

Rachel Jennings

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Red Hot Violin Grades 5-6 is an exciting series of graded performance repertoire for intermediate violin, featuring sizzling arrangements of favourite tunes in a range of styles. With pieces in a wide variety of styles, violinists of all ages will enjoy showing off Rachel Jennings's sparkling takes on popular favourites, complete with piano accompaniment. They offer a refreshing change from exam repertoire, and would go down a storm at any concert or recital.

Publisher: Faber Music

ISBN: 0571534279

Item Code: 0571534279

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

Genre(s): Pop, TV, Contemporary

Language: English

Grade(s): Grade 5, Grade 6

Series: Ready to Sing

Territories: Item available in Europe & Australia only

  • Violin
  • Piano
  1. The A Team
  2. Canarios
  3. Cotton-Eyed Joe
  4. Dream A Little Dream Of Me
  5. I Wanna Be Like You
  6. If I Only Had A Brain
  7. One Day Like This
  8. Sleigh Ride
  9. Summer Nights

  • The A Team.MP3

  • Cotton-Eyed Joe.MP3

  • Canarios.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