24 Etudes for the Modern Violist Book 1: Intermediate 1
At last, a way to introduce younger violists to the sounds and techniques of the big 20th-century literature! This first book in a progressive series of three provides a gentle introduction to modern compositional styles, including pentatonic, whole tone, modal, octatonic, and serial music. The short etudes can all be played in first position. Clear explanations and practice suggestions are provided for each style. Volumes 2 and 3 will build upon the knowledge and techniques acquired in this book.
Dr. Andrea Dawson teaches violin and viola at Middle Tennessee State University. She holds degrees from Oberlin and the Eastman School of Music, and has performed throughout the United States, Mexico, China, Brazil and France.