Swansea Virtual School

Getting Ready

How to rosin your bow

Warming up

Relaxation Practice Techniques

Violin & viola rest and playing position

Rest and Playing Position Violin Viola

Violin & viola standing and sitting posture

Violin & viola bow hold

Bow Hold Views Violin Viola

String Instruments- Tuning Tips

Violin and Viola – Relaxation Practice Techniques

Violin & Viola  arm vibrato

Violin and Viola – Wrist vibrato

Beginner Material

Beginner viola bowing practice

Pieces to play

Grade 1 

Violin and Viola – Over the hills and far away

Viola – Sailor’s Hornpipe

Viola – Shortnin’ Bread

Grade 2

Viola – Rondo, Grade 2

Viola – Shrove-Tide Fair Themes, Grade 2

Viola – To Music, Grade 2

Grade 3

I got plenty o’ nuttin’-Viola Grade 3

Grade 5

The Montagues & the Capulets, Viola- Grade 5

Dedication, Viola- Grade 5

Grade 6

Chanson de nuit, Viola- Grade 6 Trinity

Greensleeves (Flautando section)- Viola – Grade 6 Trinity

Greensleeves- Viola – Grade 6 Trinity

Allegro, Viola- Grade 6 Trinity- Part 1

Allegro, Viola- Grade 6 Trinity- Part 2

Scales and Arpeggios

Grade 1 

G and D Major Scales and Arpeggios – Grade 1

C Major and A Minor Natural Scale and Arpeggio – Grade 1

Grade 2 

C and G Minor 1 Octave – Grade 2

C and D major 2 octaves- Grade 2

Eb major 2 octaves, F major & Bb major 1 octave- Grade 2