After you’ve been playing the violin for a couple of years, it starts to get tiresome when you feel limited to the scales, etudes, and few solos that your teacher gives you. If you’re a beginning to intermediate player who’s looking to build up a repertoire beyond the songs in the Suzuki books, here are some sheet music suggestions for you.
Miniature Masterpieces, arr. by W. Ambrosio (1920 305). This collection of 21 violin pieces – all in first position! – includes works by popular composers such as Saint-Saens and Wagner.
First Solos from the Classics by S. Applebaum (1851 010). Everything is in 1st position. Thebook includes famous melodies from an assortment of classical eras, all arranged for violin and piano.
Fun With Solos by Evelyn Avsharian (A70). Everything in this book stays in 1st and 3rdposition and is a source of fun and exciting recital repertoire.
Violin Favorites by Juchem/ Brochausen (1846 107). This collection of twelve violin piecestouches on great composers such as Bach, Mozart, and Dvorak.
Easy Classics for Violin by Peter Spitzer (1872 042).Here you will find popular classical melodies (such as “Ode to Joy” and “Can Can”) arranged simply for one or two violins.
First Solo Album by Harvey Whistler (1885 016). This collection of eleven short pieces for violin and piano keeps the violinist in first position and is great to use for recital repertoire.
This only begins to touch on the tremendously wide range of violin sheet music that we carry at SHAR! If you’re looking for something specific or you need more suggestions, please give us a call at 1.800.248.7427 – we are happy to talk with you!