This book is an arrangement for violin and viola of the popular book, "The Violinist Meets the Fiddler," for two violins. It is designed to introduce students to traditional fiddle tunes, combined with familiar classical melodies in fun, easily accessible arrangements. In the twelve duets included in this book, the first violin part is designed for the more advanced student, on the level of Suzuki Violin School, Books 3-5. Third position, rapid passage work involving string crossings and chromaticism are utilized. The viola part ranges in level from Books 1-3 and remains in first position. Double stops can be found in both parts. In the viola part, double stops usually involve open strings. Classical pieces include works of Bach, Beethoven, Dvorak, Handel, Mozart, Offenbach, Pachelbel, Schubert, Rossini, Vivaldi and Johann Strauss. Fiddle Tunes include "Turkey in the Straw," "Arkansas Traveler," "Liberty," "Cripple Creek," "Boil 'em Cabbage Down" and "Sally Ann Johnson."

The Violist Meets the Fiddler

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