This collection of unaccompanied duets and studies offers intermediate violinists an imaginative and exciting way to improve their technique. Each piece focusses on a particular skill and together the studies provide a concentrated course in developing vibrato, double-stopping and shifting. Double-stopping pieces can be played both as a duet (for tuning purposes) and as a solo version with double stopping. in addition, practice and performance tips help to outline the musical goals and guide students on to the next stage.
Titles: Intrada (duet) * Intrada (solo) * Asleep in the Hammock (duet) * Weaving Song (duet) * On the Spot (duet) * A Passing Passacaglia (duet); Quite a Character (duet) * Quite a Character (solo) * Sarabande and Double (duet) * Clouds of Blossom Are Mirrored in the Lake (solo) * Forget-Me-Not Rag (duet) * Far Distant . . . (duet) * Far Distant . . . (solo) * Catch (duet)