Kathy Blackwell, David Blackwell avec Fiddle Time Christmas + CD: A stockingful of 32 easy pieces for violin
- 32 well-known Christmas carols and pieces with words to sing along.- Solos and duets using finger patterns 0-1-23-4 and 0-12-3-4.- Easy chord symbols for guitar or keyboard accompaniment; these chords are not compatible with the CD performances.- A CD with performances to listen or play along to; the varied accompaniments use piano, guitar, drums, and bass.- Piano accompaniments available in a separate volume.Dip into this stockingful of easy Christmas music for violin! Unwrap a traditional carol, dance to the 'Skaters' Waltz' and a 'Christmas Calypso', and pull a cracker full of solos and duets. With words to sing along, chords for guitar or keyboard, and a fantastic play-along CD, Fiddle Time Christmas is the perfect gift for any young violinist.Please click More Info for the full contents list.
I have been using this book every Christmas for years. The difference is that this new edition inlcudes a CD to play along with, which lots of children love, and it keeps them up to speed. (Jane Gille, Arco, Autumn 2011)
Kathy Blackwell, B. Mus. (Hons.), LTCL, LGSM, studied music at Edinburgh University and continued with post-graduate studies in music at the University of Oxford. Kathy is a string teacher with many years experience of teaching violin and viola. She developed her teaching ideas at the coalface in both Music Services and in private practice, working with groups large and small and in one-to-one lessons. She was a strings consultant for the ABRSM Music Medals initiative, a new assessment specifically designed for students taught in groups, and a contributor to the accompanying book All together! Teaching Music in Groups (ABRSM, 2004). Her teaching experience has led her to co-author Fiddle, Viola, and Cello Time, published by Oxford University Press, with her husband, David. Kathy and David have presented workshops in the UK, Australia, Hong Kong, and Singapore. David Blackwell studied music at Edinburgh University, after which he pursued a career in music publishing, first at ABRSM and then at Oxford University Press. He is co-editor of OUP's In the Mood: 17 Jazz Classics for Choirs and Carols for Choirs 5, and has published a number of single choral arrangements. He is co-writer with his wife Kathy of OUP's award-winning string series, Fiddle, Viola, Cello Time, and String Time, which have twice won the MIA award for Best Educational Publication. He now works as a freelance music editor, composer and arranger.