arr. Jessica O'Leary
80 Graded Studies for Violin Book 1 is a must-have resource for teachers and students. Studies are an established part of every instrumentalist’s training. They place technical problems in musical contexts, and can be invaluable aids for development. This study book brings together a broad selection of repertoire including works by famous pedagogues such as Wohlfahrt, Schradieck and Kayser, as well as folksongs, lesser known gems, contemporary studies and some original compositions.
The studies in Book 1 are arranged in order of increasing difficulty, according to a carefully planned technical progression from Grades 1-5. Each grade features solo studies focussing on specific areas of technique, plus one accompanied piece per grade available to download, to help with intonation and for use as a performance resource.