Christmas Melodies: Double Stop Solos and Duets For Violin, Volume II
Martha performs the Double Stop Solos from Deck the Halls, combining both Volume I and
II arrangements back to back.
41 Total Pages: 16 Carols and 32 Arrangements.
Please Click on Double Stop Christmas Carols for a complete Song List. Two new carols were added in 2019.
Volume II of Christmas Melodies: Double Stop Solos and Duets For Violin is quite a bit more challenging than Volume I. The double stops involve the use of the 4th finger and occasional triple stops. Students should be in at least late Suzuki book five, early book six or have studied some Handel Sonatas, the Accolay Concerto, La Folia, etc.
Like Volume I, arrangements of Christmas Carols appear first as duets, with the exact same notes then rewritten for one player as a double stop solo. By playing the duet first, students get an exact duplication of what the double stops should sound like. This is a very challenging Volume (I have to practice these every Christmas!), but it’s a fun way to improve your technical skills on the violin, while also dazzling your friends and family!