Included in the M4YV Welcome Packet are the following resources:
1- Bach Double Violin Concerto, Mvmt. I, sub-division sample from the Teacher’s Toolkit (the full movement transcribed into sixteenth notes is available on the website) - My graduation requirement for this piece is to play it in its entirety subdivided into sixteenth notes. I created this resource to support this value of accurate rhythmic interpretation and to help students check their work at home when subdividing directly from the score. Additionally, I had many students begin this piece before our studio’s summer break, and it was a way for me to provide some guide rails for them to work on it independently during a time period where we would not be meeting for regular lessons.
2- Drowsy Maggie from Let’s Fiddle!!! & Fiddle Duets - I get more emails asking about this piece than any other, and it’s no wonder because it’s such an awesome tune! If you are interested in a harmony part for Drowsy Maggie I have a neat arrangement available in Fiddle Duets.
3- Mystery Minuet ? from Backwards Music, Level 2 - I began transcribing pieces backwards for my students because I thought it would be fun to solve the mystery of “what piece is this?” while practicing sight reading skills. I believe that our students should be able to read music at the level they perform, so these collections (Backwards Music Levels 1 & 2) put this theory to test by using the same pitches and rhythms of the repertoire they study just organized differently. If my students were helping me write this, they would want me to share that the backwards pieces are some of their favorites.
4- Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star duet: Teasing Song from Twinkle: Duets, Trios & Quartets and 22 Fabulously Fun Duets - This is one of my favorite Twinkle duets because it works as an independent melody and is composed in a way to empower students new to the third position with the added variation.