Book 2 backing tracks: chapter 3

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Here are backing tracks for exercises and pieces in Chapter 3 of Violinworks Book 2. Performance tracks (including the solo violin line) and PDF piano accompaniment scores can be found on the CD that accompanies the book. Click here to order a copy.

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Mattachins Aural Exercise – backing tracks in different keys

A major (starting on open A or 1st finger A on the G string)


E major (starting on 1st finger E on the D string)


B major (starting on 1st finger B on the A string)


F# major (starting on 1st finger F# on the E string)






Cielito Lindo


Xiǎo Fàng Niú (The Young Shepherd Boy)


Earl Richard


Danny Boy


Greensleeves (note that the piano plays a 2-bar introduction – you come in on the 5th quaver of the 2nd bar. Count 1,2,3,4,5,6 1,2,3,4,5)


Why fum’th in fight


Menuet from Notebook for Nunnery (note: both repeats are included)