Backwards Music (Volume 2) arranged by Heather Figi
13 Classic intermediate level violin pieces on the keys of A, D & G Major and G Minor transcribed backwards to help students practice sight reading skills while solving a musical mystery.
This collection picks up where Backwards Music (Level 1) left off and explores more key signatures (A, D & G Major + G Minor) and features intermediate level pieces.
Now, you may be a little confused, scratching your head and thinking "Umm, what exactly are these?"
The Backwards Music arrangements are exactly what they sound like - I take popular intermediate level violin compositions and I transcribe them backwards.
You may next be thinking "Well, that's an interesting idea but why?" In theory I believe that our students should be able to read music at the level they perform at so this puts that theory to test by using the same pitches and rhythms of the repertoire they study just organized in a different way. Also, I personally love adding fun things like this to spice up my group classes and also use with students before an audition as sight reading practice.
If this sounds intriguing and you are pondering "I just need to see these in order to understand this concept and do these even sound good?" Well then, you are in the right place because all of my collections are uploaded to this very website for viewing in entirety so you can best evaluate if this is an appropriate resource for you or not. And YES they do sound good - I only chose arrangements that actually sounded pleasant when transcribed backwards.