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"Folk Music is the Basis of All Music
   ...Every form of vocal and instrumental music we possess
          has developed out of folk song or dance..."
                      ...The Oxford Companion to Music, Tenth Edition


FOLKSONGS FOR THE VIOLIN     by M. Lesley Halamek


HOW  TO  Progress

   from being a...

Total  Beginner  on the Violin

                        ...to being a

Competent  and  Fluent  Player  in the

First and Third Positions on the Violin

And Then in the Second, Half, Fourth, and Fifth Positions

            ...WITHOUT...

the Boredom in between...


Enter an Exciting World of Music Discovery, Enjoyment, and Success!

After completing your purchase, you will be taken directly to the Downloads Page to download your PDF E-book and the Bonus sound files...No more waiting for snail-mail.


  • Folksongs 1 front cover
    Part 1, DISCOVERING THE VIOLIN
    ISBN 0 9581714-1-6: Australian and U.K. Version  (semibreves, minims, crotchets, etc.)
    ISBN 0 9581714-2-4: North American Version  (whole notes, half notes, quarter notes, etc.)

    (Click on the Link above for List of Folksongs in this Book)


    ...Your First Steps on the Road to Violin Playing Success...

    (65 Pages: 69 Folksongs: A,D,G Major, with appropriate Scales and
    Exercises, Ensemble Music, and a Trouble Shooting Guide)





  • Folksongs 2 front cover
  • Part 2: THE VIOLIN IN MAJOR KEYS
    ISBN 0 9581714-3-2: Australian and U.K. Version  (semibreves, minims, crotchets, etc.)
    ISBN 0 9581714-4-0: North American Version  (whole notes, half notes, quarter notes, etc.)

    (Click on the Link above for List of Folksongs in this Book)


    ...Further Strides along the Road to Violin Playing Success...

    (83 Pages: 93 Folksongs - G-Ab; E-G, plus E and A Natural Minor,
    with appropriate Scales and Exercises, Ensemble Music,
    a Trouble Shooting Guide, and Minor scales of D,G,A,E,B,
    in first position).





  • Folksongs 3 front cover
  • Part 3: THIRD POSITION, MODES, AND PENTATONES
    ISBN 0 9581714-5-9

    (Click on the Link above for List of Folksongs in this Book)


    ...Now a Giant Leap Forward on the Road to Violin Playing Success...

    (73 Pages: 83 Folksongs, including Minor Keys: D,G,A,E,B,
    with appropriate Scales and Exercises, and Ensemble Music).

    Read Article (The Modes in Folk Music)






  • Folksongs 4 front cover
  • Part 4: A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO THE SECOND,
    HALF, FOURTH, AND FIFTH POSITIONS

    ISBN 0 9581714-6-7

    (Click on the Link above for List of Folksongs in this Book)


    ...Another Giant Leap Forward on the Road to Violin Playing Success...

    (56 Pages: 83 Folksongs, with appropriate Scales and Exercises).

    "This Book is also an extremely valuable Revision Resource"





* All Books produced using the superb
"Sibelius" Music Notation Software.


 



"Why FOLKSONGS?", you ask.


...Because...

      FOLKSONG is the foundation of modern music.

It has evolved over countless centuries in the lives of ordinary people:-

  • villagers singing while bringing in the harvest

  • children singing at play

  • sailors singing shanties while hauling up the anchor,
    or setting the sails

  • happy lovers; sad lovers

  • soldiers marching; soldiers' widows lamenting

  • court jesters lampooning everyone

  • shepherds playing on hand whittled pipes

  • wandering minstrels with rebecs or lutes

  • Irish Fiddlers; Welsh Harpists

  • Scottish Bagpipers; French Bagpipers; Turkish Bagpipers

  • Australian aboriginal tribal chiefs sending picture stories to the
    minds of their people with their didjeridoos around the
    campfires at night

  • Japanese and Chinese Court musicians...the list is endless, from

  • Temple Musicians of ancient Egypt, to the

  • Greek mathematician Pythagoras (who, with other Greek
    mathematicians of the 6th Century B.C., worked out an early
    scale system)

    ...through the

  • Mediaeval Monasteries and Nunneries with their choirs

  • the courtly troudadours; and

  • young mothers everywhere crooning their babies to sleep.....

All have contributed strands to that magnificent tapestry we call


                                              MUSIC


Folksong is music which belongs to everyone,
and to no-one in particular.

It is our heritage from our ancestors, and from their ancestors...
...back to the dawn of time.

Music is our birthright, and our children's birthright.

Music is of one life's great mysteries.

To all those who can read and play music,
        marvellous new horizons open up
                for their wonder and delight.

The study of music is a lifelong adventure, with the seeker finding
new wonders around every corner.....

                ...So.....



       FOLKSONGS FOR THE VIOLIN



AND...TEACHERS...You can help your Beginner Violinists
to read Music quickly and easily ...with...



THE VIOLINIST'S THEORY NOTEBOOK







      

The Lyrics of the Folksongs?
Other versions; different words?
A bit of History?
Other Interesting Info?

Read the On-Site
Archived Articles
about some of the Folksongs :

 1. "The Rybuck Shearer": F2
 2. Tierce de Picardie
     ("The Coventry Carol"): F3
 3. Lombardic Rhythm -
     (Scotland and Hungary): F2
 4. "Simple Gifts": F2
 5. "Sur le Pont d'Avignon": F1
 6. "Ick heff mol in Hamborger
     Veermaster sehn": F3
 7. Northumbrian Bagpipes
     ("The Durham Reel"): F2
 8. "Stenka Razin": F2
 9. "The Overlander": F2
10. "Barbara Allen": F1
11. "Beautiful Dreamer": F4
12. "Oranges and Lemons": F1
13. "Click Go the Shears"
     ("Ring the Bell, Watchman"): F2
14. "The Pretty Maid Milking the Cow": F4
15. "Rosin the Bow (Beau)"
     ("The Catalpa"): F3
16. "Vive La Canadienne": F4
17. "The Vicar of Bray": F2
18. "Nine Miles from Gundagai": F2
19. "Chevy Chase": F4
20. "March the Men of Harlech": F3
21. "Song of the Volga Boatmen": F3
22. "Old MacDonald Had a Farm": F1
"The Barnyard Song": F2
"The Farmyard": F3
23. "Amazing Grace": F3
24. "Bound for South Australia": F3
25. "Carolan's Lament": F4
26. "Bushes and Briers": F3
27. "Ten Thousand Miles Away": F3, F2
28. "The Cavalier", "Polly Oliver": F2
29. "Augathella Station", or
   "The Ladies of Brisbane", a parody on
   "The Ladies of Spain": F3
30. "Dumbarton's Drums": F4
31. "The Reedy Lagoon": F3
32. "All Through the Night": F3
33. Christmas Music: F1, F2, F3, F4.
34. Special Article
    "Mary Had A Little Lamb":
    ...the 'True Story of Mary's Little Lamb'
35. Special Article
    The Modes in Folk Music


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