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Bags Of Fun For Violin (Instrumental Solo)

Mary Cohen

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Accompaniment: Unaccompanied

Bags of Fun For Violin is packed with imaginative pieces for absolute beginners: try chattering with skeletons, making a gate creak, admiring an octopus trampolining and watching frogs doing high jump!

Written by leading string pedagogue Mary Cohen, this book is gently progressive yet always entertaining, with plenty of material on the open strings and a gradual introduction of first and second fingers. Ideal for consolidation alongside any tutor, for sight-reading practice – or just for fun! 

Publisher: Faber Music

ISBN: 057153600X

Item Code: 057153600X

EAN: 9780571536009

Price: £4.99
Availability:35 in stock

Genre(s): Children, Educational

Product Language: English

Territories: Item available Worldwide

Difficulty Level: Beginner

Series: Bags of

Instruments:
  • Violin
Contents:
  1. Eeny, Meeny, Miney, Mo
  2. Elephants Like Mud Baths In The Afternoon
  3. Alligators Meet For Lunch – Crunch, Crunch, Crunch!
  4. Dragons Can Be Dangerous (And Very Hot!)
  5. Great…Big…Grizzly Bears
  6. Slimy Slug Trails
  7. Creaky, Creaky Door
  8. Skeletons Chitter Chatter
  9. Four Snails, Lining Up For A Race
  10. Where’s That Hamster?
  11. Hula Hoops
  12. Oh No! It’s A Fire-Breathing Monster!
  13. Growl, Growl, Growl Went The Lions
  14. Eek! It’s A…
  15. Next Door’s Dog Is Burying A Bone
  16. Don’t Fall Into The Hole…
  17. Lots Of Creepy Crawlies Going For A Jog
  18. Energetic Elephants Down At The Gym
  19. Seagulls Gliding Over The Cliffs
  20. Goldfish Swimming Past The Ruined Castle
  21. Frogs Having A High Jump Competition
  22. Fizzy, Fizzy POP!
  23. Hot Toffee Popcorn
  24. Jelly On A Plate
  25. Wibble, Wobble
  26. Choc’late Chip Ice Cream
  27. Hubble, Bubble, Toil And Trouble
  28. Twinkle, Twinkle, Magic Star
  29. Come And See Our Angel Fish
  30. The Octopus Goes Trampolining
  31. Is That A Donkey Singing?
  32. Two Big Elephants Getting On A Bus
  33. Elegant Flamingo, Balanced On One Leg
  34. Alexander Bumped His Bike
  35. Hip, Hop, Hippopotamus
  36. Jumping Beans
  37. Caramel Crunch
  38. Quick! Catch The Guinea Pig!
  39. Next Door’s Cat Is Climbing Up Our Tree
  40. One, Two, Three, Jump!
  41. Bored? I’m So Bored, I’m Asleep
  42. Watching Squirrels Through The Window
  43. Where Is The Cat?
  44. Which Bit’s The Stick Insect? (I Can’t Tell…)
  45. Will We? Won’t We? Need Our Wellies?
  46. Hurry, Hurry, Hurry, Hurry, Hurry Up – We’re Late!
  47. Who Ate The Last Piece Of Toast?
  48. Do I Have To Go To School?
  49. Oops! I’ve Lost My Socks!
  50. These Are The Wrong Kind Of Sandwiches…
  51. Look! There’s A Bee In The Bath!
  52. My Friend’s Tooth Fell Out At School
  53. That’s Not Fair!
  54. Race, Race You Round The Park
  55. Ugh…What’s That?
  56. Are You Going To The Shops?
  57. There’s A Hole In The Sole Of My Welly
  58. Three And A Half Pairs Of Socks
  59. Did You Look Under The Sofa?
  60. Have You Fed The Cat?
  61. Have You Fed The Guinea Pigs?
  62. Can I Have My Friends To Stay?
  63. I’d Like A Kite For My Birthday, Please!
  64. Mountain Biking
  65. Building A Tree-House
  66. Messing About In My Cousin’s Garden

This is a real find as it encourages imagination and the reinforcement of simple notation. The ideas are original and progressive through the use of various keys and string levels using open string and 1st fingers.

Well worth a look and the investment at this critical stage of being able to develop the imagination through an initial text based idea on which you could then develop an improvisation.

ARCO, Spring 2013

Bags of Fun is a wonderfully simple book for the young beginner or for developing sight-reading with more advanced children. On the cover is a colourful depiction of fun musical chaos – the kind that children tend to like- but inside there are no pictures; it is all left to the imagination.

There are 13 pages of one-line pieces using open strings, first and second fingers. They mostly come with titles which match the rhythm of the piece and frequently use the rhythm of speech to teach rests, long notes and accents. One of my favourites is, Look! There’s a bee in the bath!

There is no accompaniment, but the youngest students will be having more than enough fun succeeding at music they have already internalised while picturing, say, an octopus trampolining or elephants getting on a bus.

Music Teacher Magazine, October 2012

Designed for absolute beginners, these books include a variety of fun exercises and pieces designed to capture the interest of young players. Most are very short and designed to familiarise students with the instrument, with title such as Eeny Meeny Miney Mo, There’s a Hole in the Sole of My Wellie and our own favourite, Goldfish Swimming Past the Ruined Castle.

Mi Pro, September 2011