Mary Cohen: Nifty Shifts!

Books | Violin

Publisher: Faber Music
Composer: Mary Cohen
Format: Books | Instrumental Tutor
Ideal for the Grade 3-4 violinist, Mary Cohen’s 'Nifty Shifts!' is specially designed to kick-start position changing. Featuring lots of well-known tunes and technical tips - including the use of a guide finger, preparation strategies, melodic fragments to play in different keys and positions and by ear. There are also handy technical exercises in the form of ‘Fingerobics’ and ‘Glisserobics’, helping the player to develop these new skills.
ISBN: 9780571521876
Skill Level: Easy Explain this
Published on: 01 July 2005
No of pages: 16
Language: English
Catalogue No: 0571521878

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          Scores 9.5 out of 10 based on 2 reviews
          10 out of 10


          Sturminster Newton GB Teacher
          Good range of well known tunes in various keys in first position before transferring to third position. Slide and 1st position to 3rd changes covered succinctly too. All in all recommended.
          Considering number of pages a bit costly.
          Confirmed purchase: 16 September 2016
          Published on: 02 October 2016

          Musicroom Reviews

          Excellent complément pour non seulement aborder et consolider les différentes positions d'une façon ludique, mais aussi pour travailler la mémorisation et l'audition interne.
          Anonymous - (Verlin, France)
          This book is excellent for taking pupils into third position. It encourages pupils to play well in tune by playing well known tunes by ear as well as from notation, and would be perfect for people who are teaching themselves as well as other pupils.
          Anonymous - (Yateley, United Kingdom)
          In my view this is the best book on the market for starting to learn new positions on the violin. The approach is sound, using well-known tunes as a starting point, and the presentation is attractive and clear. The only negative is that the last two pieces are suddenly a lot more advanced, and involve a lot more changing between positions. Would have given 5 stars if there had been more easier pieces to get the hang of changing positions.
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