Chapter 9 backing tracks

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Here are backing tracks for exercises and pieces in Chapter 9 of Violinworks Book 1. 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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Pachelbel’s Canon (page 48). Remember to count two bars of 4 beats before you start playing (listen out for 8 cello notes!)


Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (page 48)


Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (page 48). This is the “Try…” version – use the same fingering as for the version above but start on open D instead of open G.


Habanera from Carmen (page 48). Remember to count 3 bars of two beats before you start.


Russian Polka (page 49). Count 2 bars of two beats before you start playing: there’s one bar of count-in plus one bar of the accompaniment.


Reel for Roller (page 50)


A Gasn Nigun (page 50)


Harmonic Warm-up (demo of exercise 2 on page 52)


Indian Song (page 52)


Indian Improvisation (backing track for the “Try…” improvisation exercise on page 52).


The Acrobat


The Cajun Fiddler