Do you want a better viola tone?

No doubt you have been told "play long notes"

But long notes alone are boring - you want to play music don't you?

Here's the answer - beautiful SLOW music

Book 1

Viola Tone-Ups Book 1 - beautiful slow music for tone developmentJustin Ward has carefully selected and annotated ten beautiful slow tunes - ideal for viola tone development.
A4 (21cm x 29.7cm) with luxury wire binding for strength.  The book lies flat on your music stand.
Performance notes and technique tips for each melody.
Performance standard: - easy to moderately difficult.
Peter Moore says: "In my many years of teaching, I have found that many students won't  practice long note exercises because they can be so dreadfully boring.  I could not find enough interesting slow music for students to play - so we published "Tone-Ups ".
This book has 10 carefully selected titles, complete with performance notes for each piece, for you to enjoy playing."
Below are scanned extracts of pages.  Click on the thumbnail pictures to see them full size.

Handel's Largo:

Viola - Handel's Largo Justin gives important guidance on performance and bowing instructions.
Viola sheet musicContents
Violasheet music Handel's LargoClick on thumbnail to hear and see score

This is what customers say:

Shirley Hartlett, retired Headmistress of Shenington School, Nr Banbury, England says:

"I get frustrated when I buy a book of music and find that I can only manage to play one or two pieces.  With Tone-Ups I can play them all!" 

Stan Barrett, retired drama teacher and semi-professional musician from Market Bosworth, England says:

"Tone-Ups' are a joy to use.  Not only do they take the tedium out of long-note practice, but they are also sprinkled with technical and interpretive challenges.  The writers know where we're likely to need help.  They isolate each problem and tell us, in straightforward language, what to do about it.  Excellent."

7 June 2004: Brad Bunnin, Berkeley, California

"I bought a copy of Tone-Ups at Howarth's last month, while visiting my family in Britain. What a lovely way to improve tone and control! My teacher is also impressed."

Viola Tone-Ups Book 1 - beautiful slow music for tone development

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