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James Rae: Play it Cool

  • Ten easy pieces (2006)
  • for viola and piano
  • Instrumentation details:
  • Composer: James Rae
  • Adaptation: Marina Grinham
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James Rae: Play it cool – Viola with CD for viola and piano or CD | UE21369

10 Easy Pieces for beginners with CD accompaniment in Swing, Funk Reggae, Blues and Latin

  • Edition type: Sheet music with CD
  • Grade: 2-4
  • Languages: German | English | French
  • Edition info: The piano and sequenced accompaniments on the CD accompany the soloist
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-3242-3
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-07838-5
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Designed for the viola beginner, this sheet music collection of ten performing pieces provides stimulating performance material in various styles (Swing, Funk, Reggae, Blues and Latin) at the easies possible level.

The accompaniments (piano or CD) provide a solid backing and encourage the soloist to play with energy and enthusiasm and in the right style. Each piece is recorded with a professional soloist for listening and learning and is followed by a minus-one track for playing along. In combination with other books available for saxophone, flute, clarinet, trumpet, viola and violin "Play it Cool" makes excellent elementary ensemble material.

• The accompaniments, either piano or the CD of orchestrated backings, are strong and supportive taking the viola player straight into the right stylistic environment
• The CD also features demonstration solos
• Ideal for group tuition

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