Fiddle Time is a great series for young violinists. Packed with lively original tunes, well-known pieces, and easy duets, the series is carefully paced and organized to build confidence every step of the way.
This new edition of Fiddle Time Runners contains: - all your favourite pieces and duets, using the finger patterns 0-12-3-4 and 0-1-2-34 - traditional tunes and pieces by well-known composers from Handel to Mozart - original pieces in a range of styles from rag to flamenco - compatibility with Viola Time Runners - most pieces can be played together straightforward piano accompaniments available separately
In addition, you'll find: - five exciting and varied new pieces - a brand new play-along CD, with live band, string quartet, guitar, and accordion backings, as well as fun sound effects - practice tracks recorded at a slower tempo for some
Fiddle Time Runners is another excellent volume of attractive and often evocative pieces. . . these are excellent contributions to the young violinist's music library and can be used in both individual and class lessons ESTA News and Views
Kathy Blackwell, B. Mus. (Hons.), LTCL, LGSM, studied music at Edinburgh University and continued with post-graduate studies in music at the University of Oxford. Kathy is a string teacher with many years experience of teaching violin and viola. She developed her teaching ideas at the coalface in both Music Services and in private practice, working with groups large and small and in one-to-one lessons. She was a strings consultant for the ABRSM Music Medals initiative, a new assessment specifically designed for students taught in groups, and a contributor to the accompanying book All together! Teaching Music in Groups (ABRSM, 2004). Her teaching experience has led her to co-author Fiddle, Viola, and Cello Time, published by Oxford University Press, with her husband, David. Kathy and David have presented workshops in the UK, Australia, Hong Kong, and Singapore. David Blackwell studied music at Edinburgh University, after which he pursued a career in music publishing, first at ABRSM and then at Oxford University Press. He is co-editor of OUP's In the Mood: 17 Jazz Classics for Choirs and Carols for Choirs 5, and has published a number of single choral arrangements. He is co-writer with his wife Kathy of OUP's award-winning string series, Fiddle, Viola, Cello Time, and String Time, which have twice won the MIA award for Best Educational Publication. He now works as a freelance music editor, composer and arranger. In 2017 Kathy and David Blackwell received two awards: from ESTA UK in recognition of their exceptional services to string teaching, and from the Oxfordshire Music Education Partnership for significant contribution to music education in Oxfordshire and beyond.