Exercise 2, page 18: Reading rests

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Here is a backing track and demonstration video for ‘Reading rests’ on page 18 of Violinworks Book 1. If you find the backing track too quick, try playing along to the ‘slowed-down’ version below. For sheet music, CD performance tracks and many more exercises and pieces, order a copy of Violinworks here.

Backing track (4/4 drum groove):


If you find the drum track a bit too quick, try playing along to this slower version, or play along to your metronome instead (try crotchet = c.88 to start with).

Slowed-down backing track (4/4 drum groove):


Demonstration video: