How to play the slide Apple Blossom

Play along with a video from the Sound Explorers class. Enjoy!

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Open String Christmas, Volume 2

Building on the techniques in Open String Christmas, Open String Christmas,Volume 2 lets a new student play duets and enjoy the holiday season. The first part uses only open strings. The second part has the melody. There are more rhythms and more rhythmic independence between the parts compared to Open String Christmas.

The collection includes O Christmas Tree, Deck the Hall, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, Once in Royal David’s City, O Come, All Ye Faithful, Angels from the Realms of Glory and Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.

All of the tunes are compatible in Open String Christmas for Violin Volume 2, Open String Christmas for Viola Volume 2 and Open String Christmas for Cello Volume 2 for mixed ensemble playing.

A big thank-you to Jacob, Jason, Rachel and Qasia who participated in the premier read-throughs.

Open String Christmas for Violin Volume 2, Open String Christmas for Viola Volume 2 and Open String Christmas for Cello Volume 2 are available as digital downloads.

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A Trio of Angels

A brand-new medley arrangement is now available. A Trio of Angels includes Angels, from the Realms of Glory, Angels We Have Heard on High and Hark! The Herald Angels Sing for solo violin or solo viola or solo cello. Suitable for recital or playing in church. The violin part can be played in first position. The viola and cello versions have minimal shifting.

Get the solo violin music here.
The solo viola music is available here.
Find the solo cello music here.

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Mystery Composer 2

Mystery Composer 2

Submit with email or on paper at your lesson.

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Augustan Club Waltz for String Quartet

Scott Joplin lives in this delightful arrangement. In addition to the first violin, the second violin and viola also get the melody in this arrangement.

The sheet music is available here.

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Flat Stanley Likes Piano

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Weeping Willow Trio for Violin, Viola and Piano

By request, a new arrangement of Scott Joplin’s Weeping Willow is now available. It opens with a long piano solo. The violin and viola parts begin to sing during the first statement of the theme. The viola part begins a bass line groove. By the end of the trio, treble clef reading is required for the violist. The violin part requires double stops and shifting. Heavily dependent on accurate rhythmic playing in all the parts, the piano shines in this arrangement with the strings intensifying the melodic experience.

The sheet music is available here.

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Mystery Composer 1

Mystery Composer 1

Submit with email or on paper at your lesson. Composer and work for 10 points

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Reinagle 24 Short and Easy Pieces, No 24

Here is a learn to play video and an example video of the same piece. 

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Where’s Miriam?

Listen on Beaver County Radio https://beavercountyradio.com/christmas-music-round-the-clock/

December 24

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