A beautiful and wide-ranging collection of 41 great tunes from all over Argentina. This collection features tangos, milongas, chamamés, chacareras, zambas and gatos as well as earlier styles and new compositions. Many pieces are presented as duets and there is the opportunity for the solo violinist to play along with the guitar or bandoneón and second violin accompaniment on the MP3 backing tracks. Summaries of the individual tunes and detailed notes on the music of Argentina enable you to get the best out of this exciting and colourful music. The book comes with a CD of all pieces played by Ros Stephen, with MP3 play-along tracks also on the CD as data files. Suitable for grade 3 and above.
“I would recommend this volume to anyone interested in exploring traditional music.” (Sarah Kekus (Chair National Association of Music Educators [NAME] 2010-11)
“This is a really appealing book, and great value for money.” (The Strad)
“Additionally, all pieces are expertly played by violinist Stephen. Her extensive notes on the different styles and tunes enable one to get the best out of this colourful and exciting music.” (Australian Strings Association Journal, Stringendo)