I Used to Play Viola

An Innovative Method for Adults Returning to Play

Arranged by Larry Clark & Doris Gazda
I Used to Play
Book with Download
Performing Ensemble: Violin with Piano
Instrumentation: Viola
Item Number: BF82
Number of Pages: 48
Publisher: Carl Fischer Music
Print Status: In Print


Quick Overview

I Used to Play is aimed at adults looking to get back into playing their instruments of yesteryear, and will help jumpstart their memory and comfort with music. Its number one goal is to get people re-acquainted with their instrument(s) by not only reviewing theory and technique with etudes, but also providing them with types of music they want to play, including pop, jazz, and classical tunes. Each book contains downloadable audio MP3 files of complete performances of most songs, plus accompaniment-only play-along versions. The download also contains printable PDFs of piano parts for practice or performance opportunities. It’s just the push former players need to fall back in love with their instruments again!

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"Downloads" are electronic files, such as PDF scores or mp3 recordings, that are included with the purchase of this print publication. Common items included are play-along recordings, accompaniment tracks for recitals, supplemental materials (such as pronunciation guides or worksheets), and additional scores not available in print but included as part of your purchase. You are free to download and print any PDFs or listen to any mp3s for as long as you own a copy of the publication. For more information, please contact us at sales@presser.com.

Additional Information

Arranger Clark, Larry , Gazda, Doris


About the Authors
About this Book
Music Theory Review
Major Patterns in 4/4 Time
Minor Patterns in 3/4 Time
Keys of D and G Major
Keys of E and A Minor
Bowing Styles: Legato
Bowing Styles; Staccato
"Keys of F, C and Bb Major and Their Relative Minors"
"Hooked Bowings in 4/4, 3/4 and 6/8 Time Signatures"
Chromatics and the Keys of A Major and F# Minor
Etudes and Pieces for Developing Facility in Fingering and Bowing
Fiddling Tunes
Amazing Grace
America the Beautiful
American Patrol
Auld Lang Syne
Aura Lee
Cielito Lindo
Entracte from Carmen
Island Dance
Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho
Let Us Break Bread Together
Londonderry Air
March Militaire
Minuet (Bach)
Scarborough Fair
Silent Night
Symphony No.94 Theme (Haydn)
Turkey in the Straw
"Waltz Op.39, No.15 (Brahms)"
We Wish You a Merry Christmas