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Category Archives: Violin

Leaps and Bounds (6 pieces)

RM640 Leaps and Bounds (6 pieces) Barrett VLN
RM640 Leaps and Bounds (6 pieces) Barrett VLN
Printed Book
Composer: John Barrett
Composed: 2006 Duration: 10 mins.
Instrumentation: Violin Solo
ISMN: 979-0-720100-69-2 Catalogue: RM640
Level: B, C Country: Australia

Half Steps (13 pieces)

RM639 Half Steps (13 pieces) Barrett VLN
RM639 Half Steps (13 pieces) Barrett VLN

Printed Book

Composer: John Barrett
Composed: 2006 Duration: 20 mins.
Instrumentation: Violin Solo
ISMN: 979-0-720100-68-5 Catalogue: RM639
Level: B Country: Australia

Contents: Leap Frog, The Accidental Spy, Tree Fellas of Sherwood , The BIG Test , The Tricky Finish, Trickie Dickie , Triple Treat , Three Blind Rats , Tiptoe Through the Paddock , Old Blue , The Lonely Hiccup , David and his Big Friend, Cha Cha No. 1

Roundabout

RM605 Roundabout Orlovich VLN
RM605 Roundabout Orlovich VLN

Printed Book

Composer: Matthew Orlovich
Composed: 2002 Duration: 2 mins.
Instrumentation: Violin Solo
Exam Grade: HSC Violin
ISMN: 979-0-720100-34-0 Catalogue: RM605
Level: D Country: Australia

Roundabout (for solo violin, 2002) is a piece characterised by a playful, yet nervous energy. The title describes the manner in which the bars and phrases of music frequently “loop-the-loop” before taking off in a new direction. When composing the piece, I made use of a variety of violin performance techniques such as rapid-fire bowing of semiquavers and the alternating of bowed notes with left hand pizzicato. This brings a percussive vigour and a colourful mix of timbres to the narrative of the work.

A Score of Ideas

RM603 A Score of Ideas McMillan
RM603 A Score of Ideas McMillan

Printed Book

This book is designed for beginning instrumentalists, current students and advanced players who would like to improvise and compose. A Score of Ideas can by used as a companion book to supplement instrumental tutor and band books. It will assist music teachers to help their students experience creative activities.

20 Ideas to Explore
Investigate concepts based on the fundamental elements of music:
rhythm, expression, tempo, dynamics, pitch, duration, tone, form, phrasing, articulation

20 Performance Activities to Do
Each idea includes a practical Performance Activity, designed to help students experience the creative idea being explored.

A Score of Ideas... the very essence of what good music teaching practice is all about.

Gary McPherson
Ormond Professor and Head, School of Music
The University of Melbourne