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Fingers and Bows Book 2: Open Strings and First Finger | Colin Dowdeswell

£29.99

A progressive series of carefully written ensemble pieces for Violin, Viola, Cell and Double Bass with piano accompaniment, Book One is entirely played on Open Strings.

Genre: Strings
Duration: A compilation of 6 short pieces. Duration depends on number of pieces played
Difficulty: Elementary – Open Strings
Audio Sample: Coming soon
Sample Score: Score
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Description

A progressive series of carefully written ensemble pieces from Colin Dowdeswell for Violin, Viola, Cell and Double Bass with piano accompaniment. Violin 1, Viola 1, Cello 1 and Double Bass are played on open strings and first fingers, but to allow less experienced players to join in the ensemble, additional parts have been included for Violin 2, Viola 2 and Cello 2, all of whioch are entirely played on Open Strings.
The ‘Fingers and Bows’ series was born of a deep conviction that making music together is vital to developing the joy which making music brings.
Book 2: Open Strings consists of 6 pieces for Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass with piano accompaniment. These pieces are ideal for early ensemble playing.
There are also five piano link passages, so that the pieces can be played in combination to allow musical directors the flexibility to play up to six pieces consecutively to suit the capabilities of their players and the demands of a musical program.Later books in the series develop the level of challenge as players master more fingers and positions.

Taking up a bowed string instrument is challenge enough, but as any teacher will know, retaining and fuelling that initial enthusiasm can be an even greater challenge.As with sport, the sooner players can be involved in group activity, the quicker they will come to understand the enjoyment that such sociability brings.This group of pieces, tailored for string players who have mastered open strings and first fingers, but also including parts for those who have mastered open strings only, will help to open their eyes to the joy of making music with others.

Colin Dowdeswell

Piano Accompaniment Tracks

You can:
– listen to a track by clicking the arrow pointing right
– download a track by clicking the arrow pointing downwards

Warmup FNB 2 Warmup

Track 1 FNB 2_TRACK 1

Track 2 FNB 2_TRACK 2

Track 3 FNB 2_TRACK 3

Track 4 FNB 2_TRACK 4

Track 5 FNB 2_TRACK 5

Track 6 FNB 2_TRACK 6

Additional information

Format

PDF, Sheet Music