Viola Time Scales

Pieces, puzzles, scales, and arpeggios

/ David Blackwell / Kathy Blackwell
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The revised edition of Viola Time Scales is brimming over with creative ideas and packed with imaginative and amusing cartoons to make learning scales and arpeggios easy.

  • Covers the finger patterns used in Viola Time Joggers and Runners, and includes all the scales and arpeggios for ABRSM Grades 1 and 2, including the natural minor
  • Sets out each form with a fingering chart, a telephone 'helpline' to reinforce the arpeggio fingering, and a rhythm game to practise the scale
  • Includes a variety of fun pieces for each key, and a range of puzzles and compositional games


  • D major: Finger tips
  • D major: Low D, High D, and A in between
  • C major: Super sprinter
  • C major: Step,skip, jump!
  • G major: Follow me
  • G major: Ring my number
  • C major: Fast food
  • C major: What's in yoursandwich?
  • A natural minor: French carol
  • A natural minor: French carol
  • A natural minor: Somerset folk song
  • F major: Accelerator
  • F major: Double Decker
  • D major: Sweet Betsy from Pike
  • B flat major: Two littleangels
  • B flat major: Knock, knock!
  • E flat major: French folk song
  • D harmonic minor: Theme from Mahler's FirstSymphony
  • D harmonic minor: In orbit
  • C harmonic minor: Old man of Peru
  • G harmonic minor: Haunted house
  • G harmonic minor: Le Tambourin (Rameau)
  • D melodic minor: I gotta play those viola blues
  • D melodic minor:Shalom Chaverim
  • C melodic minor: We walk a narrow way
  • C melodic minor: Escalator cha-cha
  • G melodic minor: Abit of Bach (J. S. Bach)
  • G melodic minor: Mean street chase 2

Additional Information

Item Number: 9780193385917
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 32
Publication Date: 12/01/2012
Barcode: 0
Format: 311x232
Voices: Solo
Force: Viola tutor
Level of difficulty: A-B


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