Variations on a French Canadian Air (viola and piano) level 1.0
Title: Variations on a French-Canadian Air
Composer: traditional, arr. David Gable
Instrumentation: Viola and Piano
May be performed with violin and cello versions.
Printout: 2 pages
Note: An excellent and fun choice for students learning to play low second finger and short slurs. Also an outstanding reading piece because of the repeating melodic and rhythmic patterns.
Skills: G Major; 3/4 time; familiar and reiterated rhythmic patterns; slurs of two and three notes; low second finger; no need for fourth finger; no repositioning of fingers; entirely on A and D strings; slight changes of tempo.