Half position receives only slight attention in most etudes and studies. Knowledge of half position is essential for violinists and violists, especially when performing late romantic and contemporary music. You students will find these short character pieces charming and challenging. At the same time they will be learning essential fingering. Book 1 contains six pieces on an intermediate level, introducing basic half position finger patterns and a moderate use of chromaticism. Book 2 contains six pieces on an advanced level, with extensive chromaticism and use of double stops and chords. Pieces range from 30 seconds to two minutes in length.

The Lost Position: Adventures in Half Position, 12 Pieces for Solo Violin

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    Sheila Santa, Professional Violinist

    Columbus and Lima, Ohio

    Thank you. It is a lovely arrangement!

    Cathy Stevens, Director

    Panama City Youth Orchestra, Florida

    LOVE your product! It's going to be a huge help in programming for our mixed level group. 

    Marcella Trentacosti, Youth Concert Orchestra Conductor

    Fort Wayne, Indiana

    "The arrangements by Steven Kruse are wonderful! I love how the arrangements include all levels! My beginners really enjoyed being part of the string orchestra!"

    Alicia Tremmel, Director of Orchestras

    Mansfield Public Schools, Mansfield, Ohio

    "Absolutely LOVE IT! It will be so perfect. I will have all my students 3-12 play it. I am so excited to get started on it. It will be perfect and I think I will make it the finale for the concert. Thank you so much!"

    Mark Mutter, Executive Director, Suzuki Royal Oak

    Royal Oak, Michigan

    "Thank you so much for all of this music.

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    Toledo Symphony School of Music

    Toledo, Ohio

    "Thank you Dr. Kruse for your wonderful arrangements!"

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