Laurie Niles’ interview of Martha Yasuda on www.Violinist.com.
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This is the PLACE to find duets for Suzuki Books 1-10! From Duets to Double Stops and Arrangements for 4, Martha also writes using popular themes that bring joy! Christmas, American, Wedding and Hymn Melody Books have appropriate challenges for the blossoming beginner as well as the highly advanced string player.
With the backing of three licenses from the International Suzuki Association, the duo books span 26 volumes, with eight books arranged for two violins, six for violin and cello, seven for viola and violin and most recently, five books for viola and cello.
Of special interest are the duos for La Folia as well as the inclusion of pieces written by Dr. Suzuki (Allegro, Perpetual Motion, Allegretto, Andantino and Etude) in the newly expanded and revised Folk Song Melodies series.
Christopher Rex, principal cellist of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, paves the way for cellists and violinists of all levels to share concert stages together through his written endorsement of the Yasuda violin-cello series. He also plays an essential role as a co-arranger.
Christmas Melodies, American Melodies, and Favorite Melodies, Double Stop Solos and Duets, Volumes I and II, (forewords by William Starr and violist, William Preucil, Sr.) continue to draw string players into the magical world of double stops. The simple concept of breaking apart a double stop into a duet that students play first with a teacher brings results and delight to all!