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#1534591 - 10/13/10 12:08 PM Wanted: Piano and Viola duet pieces
rocket88 Offline
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Does anyone know of published music for Piano and Viola that is fairly simple for the Viola (Second year Viola student?)

Thanks in advance.
Piano teacher and Blues and Boogie-Woogie pianist.

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#1534612 - 10/13/10 12:30 PM Re: Wanted: Piano and Viola duet pieces [Re: rocket88]
Dror Perl Offline
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check the SheerPiano website duet section. there's Jazz/blues on the Red & Purple books and more classical/contemporary on the Blue. If that's what you are looking for we can definitely make for you the Viola duet fairly quick.
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#1534812 - 10/13/10 05:27 PM Re: Wanted: Piano and Viola duet pieces [Re: rocket88]
dolce sfogato Offline
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I truly think nothing can be easy on the viola, I think it's quite an impossoble instrument..
Longtemps, je me suis couch´┐Ż de bonne heure, but not anymore!

#1534898 - 10/13/10 07:47 PM Re: Wanted: Piano and Viola duet pieces [Re: rocket88]
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Plenty of stuff out there for Viola with Piano accompaniment.

Not sure what "2nd year" student means - you could be quite accomplished in that time - or could have progressed very little depending on all the usual variables.

I'm not sure I can remember what I played back that many years ago - but there are lots of pieces transcribed for Viola from original Violin of Cello music. Bach Cello suites for example was always popular (but may be a little too tricky depending on your skill level).

Try looking at ABRSM or AMEB syllabuses for whatever grade you're at if you're really short of ideas - they'll have a whole lot of pieces listed and pretty much all of them will have an acompaniment on Piano.
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