Violin Technique, Etudes, and Musicianship 3-4, 2021 Edition

The Royal Conservatory
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Carefully selected and curated to support teachers and students in their artistic and technical development, the Violin Series, 2021 Edition includes pieces from a diverse range of eras and styles that represent stepping stones to major violin repertoire. Each level is constructed to link repertoire selections to necessary techniques and corresponding etudes, while illustrating step-by-step connections for developing core skills.

Building upon previous levels, Violin Technique, Etudes, and Musicianship 3–4 introduces new keys, expands finger patterns, and encourages skill development. Students will explore two-octave scales spanning first to fourth positions, chromatic scales, dominant 7th and diminished 7th arpeggios, double-stop exercises, and broken double-stop intervals in sixths. This book features etudes arranged in both solo and duet forms, providing students with chamber music experience. Commissioned works allow students to enjoy character pieces tailored to specific technical challenges.

This book further promotes the development of musicianship skills with sight reading offering increased understanding of tonality, rhythmic subdivisions, time signatures, and key signatures. Ear training exercises focus on interval and chord identification, clapbacks, and playbacks in major and minor keys.


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Details & Specs

Level Level 3 - Level 4
ISBN 978-1-55440-911-2


Kites – Katharine Rapoport  

Who Has Seen the Wind? – Shirley Givens  

The First Skating Lesson – Yaakov Geringas  

The Fellow – Ramin Entezami  

The Fair Isle – Neil Mackay  

Etude in E Minor – Louis Metz  

Fivepenny Waltz – Mary Cohen  

Brazilian Boogie – Paul Harris  

Five-time Champion – Harold Birston  

Cabin Song, op. 18, no. 1 – Clarence Cameron White  

The Rare Red Aurora – Carmen Braden  

Spuzzum – Christine Donkin  

Rondo in D Major – Jacques Féréol Mazas  

The Growling Old Man and the Grumbling Old Woman – Traditional Acadian fiddle tune, arr. Duncan McDougall  

Etude in C Major, op. 45, book 1, no. 16 – Franz Wohlfahrt, arr. Kathleen Wood  

Sanngiyuulauqtut (How Strong They Were) – Mathew Nuqingaq, arr. Darlene Nuqingaq  

Grasshopper – Yaakov Geringas  

Inch Worm – Kathryn Bird Kinnard  

A Rhinoceros and a Sloth Have a Conversation – Paul Harris  

Melodious Double Stops No. 6 – Josephine Trott  

Preparatory Exercise for Chromatic Scales – Herbert Kinsey  

Hot Chocolate Treat (In the cafe on the corner...) – Mary Cohen  

Etude in D Minor – Franz Wohlfahrt  

Ostinelli’s Reel – Traditional Old Time, arr. Zav RT  

Etude in C Major – Louis Sphor  

Etude in F Major, op. 45, book 1, no. 6 – Franz Wohlfahrt 

Elgin Reel – Duncan McDougall  

Little Rhapsody – Christine Donkin  

Etude No. 5 in E flat Major – Rodolphe Kreutzer  

Great Crush Collision (March) – Scott Joplin, arr. Kelly Parkins-Lindstrom  

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