Category: Repertoire

Violin Repertoire

Chopin - Prelude No. 7 – New Sheet Music [Level 4]

Chopin was inspired by Bach's '24 Preludes & Fugues' to write his 24 Preludes of his own! This is the 7th - written in the style of a Mazurka (a Polish folk dance). Click here to download Chopin's Prelude No.7 from the ViolinSchool Library!

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Whirligig – New Sheet Music [Level 3]

Whirligig ... full of swirling scales and spinning chromaticism, it’s a whirly whirly fun piece!! It’s also pretty tricky for the left hand, but try to make it sing, dance and lilt! Click here to download Whirligig from the ViolinSchool Library!

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The Miller's Flowers – New Sheet Music [Level 2]

Up and down we go over the rolling hills. A great little piece for practising lifting and dropping the first finger of the left hand … up and down … up and down … … Click here to download The Miller's Flowers from the ViolinSchool Library!

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Rolling Hills – New Sheet Music [Level 1]

Up and down we go over the rolling hills. A great little piece for practising lifting and dropping the first finger of the left hand … up and down … up and down … … Click here to download Rolling Hills from the ViolinSchool Library!

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Jumping Jelly Beans – New Sheet Music [Open Strings]

Is it a Bird? ... Is it a Plane? ... No! ...It’s a Jumping Jelly Bean! Jump across the strings very rapidly indeed ... with single, double, & triple string crossings! Click here to download Jumping Jelly Beans from the ViolinSchool Library!

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Peanut Butter and Jelly – New Sheet Music [Open Strings]

A delicious, nutritious piece for newbies. Choose which string is peanut butter and which one is jelly! Cross strings smoothly for a succulent, gelatinous combo! Click here to download Peanut Butter and Jelly from the ViolinSchool Library!

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Tick-Tock, Tock-Tick – New Sheet Music [Open Strings]

Time is of the essence! Keep a steady pulse as you practise your pizzicato (plucking). Try it first with a real metronome, then use your ‘inner metronome’ to stay in time! Click here to download Tick-Tock, Tock-Tick from the ViolinSchool Library!

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Polka Dot, Polka Dot – New Sheet Music [Open Strings]

We’re dotty about this lovely piece for beginners! It's full of delightful dotted rhythms and smooth, slurred string crossings, gently swaying from bar to bar ... Click here to download Polka Dot, Polka Dot from the ViolinSchool Library!

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Ups and Downs – New Sheet Music [Open Strings]

What goes up must come down! Aim for fluid, graceful arm motions and land the bow smoothly onto the string. Make nice big circles with your arm during the rests! Click here to download Ups and Downs from the ViolinSchool Library!

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Time for a Waltz – New Sheet Music [Open Strings]

Um cha cha … Um cha cha … Join us for a waltz, a delightful dance in triple time … try to feel the pattern of three beats - strong-weak-weak - in each bar … Um cha cha! Click here to download Time for a Waltz from the ViolinSchool Library!

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Cutting the Cake – New Sheet Music [Open Strings]

Practise your counting and subdividing (cutting the cake!) and make sure you’re being fair! Each bar has 3 beats, so that’s three equal slices of cake! Mm … mmm! Click here to download Cutting the Cake from the ViolinSchool Library!

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Firewalk – New Sheet Music [Open Strings]

Ooh! … Ow! … Oh! … Ouch! … Oof! … Owwww! Not for the faint-hearted … see if you can make it to the end of each line, dancing along the scorching hot stave! Click here to download Firewalk from the ViolinSchool Library!

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Traffic Lights – New Sheet Music [Open Strings]

Ready ... Steady ... Gooooooooooo!!! These fun rhythms will keep you busy while you wait for the green light! Try clapping them first, then play with the bow. Click here to download Traffic Lights from the ViolinSchool Library!

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Open-and-Shut - New Sheet Music [Open Strings]

This great beginner piece features open string notes and rests (the silences in between). Practice your halves (minims), quarters (crotchets), and eighths (quavers)... as both notes and rests! Try it in 4/4 and then, twice as fast, in 2/4! Open-and-shut ... case closed!! Click here to download Open-and-Shut from the ViolinSchool Library!

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Merry-Go-Round - New Sheet Music [Level 1]

Merry-Go-Round could be the tune for an actual carousel! Like the music that blares out from old-fashioned fairground rides, this melody is a happy, upbeat melody, that repeats around and around. Imagine the horses bobbing up and down on the Merry-Go-Round itself, as the rising quarter notes (crotchets) and the falling eighth notes (quavers) imitate […]

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Old MacDonald Had A Farm - New Sheet Music [Level 1]

New sheet music today: the famous nursery rhyme, Old MacDonald! Old Macdonald had a farm, and on that farm he had some accents, a crescendo, a forte, a fortissimo, and lots of lovely notes in the key of G major! If you're new to music note reading but you know the tune to Old MacDonald Had […]

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Vivaldi Spring (1st Position Version)

By popular request, we've made a version of the 1st movement Allegro of "Spring" from The Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi - (Concerto No. 1 in E major, Op. 8, RV 269, "La Primavera"). We've transposed it from E major into A major (and made a few other little interventions!), so that it can be […]

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Scuttlefish, Scuttlefish!

Scuttlefish, Scuttlefish! is a delightfully quirky little piece with lovely, flowing passagework in G major and E minor, and the odd surprise here and there. Enjoy ... glug, glug! 🙂

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Playful Pandas

Playful Pandas is a great little piece for beginners. We’ve presented it in G, D, and A major to help you get to know these most important keys! Have fun!

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Scarborough Fair

This traditional English piece is probably best known for its interpretation by Simon & Garfunkel. We've arranged it for you in four different keys or 'transpositions', so that you can choose which note pattern to play!

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Ave Maria by Bach/Gounod

This sublime melody was first published in 1853. It was written by French composer Charles Gounod to fit with the Prelude No.1 in C major from J.S. Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier, written over 130 years earlier. Try playing the melody along with a recording of the Bach Prelude!

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