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Twenty Progressive Solos, Viola; Samuel Applebaum (Alfred)


These solos, with piano accompaniment, can be used by individual players as well as for performance by groups. They have proven effective for recruiting string players in the public schools, and for string classes, solo contests and string festivals. Each piece has a distinct value, either for development of certain rhythms, for the development of the left hand and bow arm, and for development of style and musicianship. For more advanced players, these pieces may include shifting into the third position. The third position fingerings may be added by the student or the teacher.


  • To a Wild Rose (for tone and bow control) - MacDowell
  • Whispering Hope (learning to play dotted quarter notes) - Hawthorne
  • Chop Sticks (introducing the solid bowings)
  • Rigaudon (learning to play grace notes and chords) - Lee
  • The Little French Boy (for the martelé bowing) - Senaille
  • Along the Brook (developing the legato bowing) - Lichner
  • Wedding of the Winds (for style and left hand finger action) - Hall
  • While Strolling Through the Park One Day (for broad bowing)
  • A Day with the Gypsies (for left hand pizzicato and style) - Behr
  • The Caissons Go Rolling Along (learning to play syncopated rhythm) - Gruber
  • March Militaire (combining the détaché and martelé bowings) - Schubert
  • The Four Pipers (learning the Rondo form) - Destouches
  • Tulip (developing a legato style) - Lichner
  • The Little Princess (learning to play sixteenth notes) - Hook
  • Lily (more sixteenth notes) - Lichner
  • Gertrude's Dream Waltz (sixteenth notes -- détachéd dotted eighths and sixteenth notes) - Beethoven
  • Gypsy Dance (left hand finger action) - Lichner
  • Spanish Dance (brilliance) - Moszkowski
  • Minute Waltz (left hand finger articulation) - Chopin
  • Ninette at Court (developing an interesting style) - Saint-Amans
Weight: 0.3 lbs
Book Type: Method
Publisher: Belwin-Mills Publishing
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Regular Price: $8.95