Viol Player Book 1 USA Edition

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By Jacqui Robertson-Wade

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Sample USA Edition Tenor Viol

Theses books use the American system of note lengths.

Suitable for children and adult beginners with excellent reviews from Music Teacher Magazine, European String Teachers’ Association, and teachers and players from New York, California, France, Australia, Japan and Switzerland.

Together with period repertoire, popular tunes and technical exercises for the bow and left hand, these books contain a collection of original pieces for solo viol and keyboard,
composed by Paul Sudlow.  Each piece has a style, a mood or a story to tell, so that from the first step the student is engaged both imaginatively and expressively with the music. Additionally, consort music that links directly to the progress made by the student throughout the book can be found at the end of each chapter.

The book is supplied in a variety of formats and somes with 2 CDs at High Pitch A=440hz or Low Pitch A =415hz  please select on ordering.


“Jacqui Robertson-Wade’s Viol Player series is the fruit of years of thoughtful teaching of young musicians in her flourishing community music programs in Warwickshire. It offers a wealth of valuable materials to aid teacher and student in finding accomplishment and joy in the process of learning to play the viol.  The books are lavishly produced, with glossy four-color printing on the covers and abundant black and white illustrations for both instruction and amusement.  The authors’ sense of humour, joy and enthusiasm for the project is evident on very page. These are valuable books, and ones that I expect to use in my own teaching that I would gladly recommend to others.”

Review by John Mark Rozendaal, New York, USA. VdgsA News, Official Publication of the Viola da Gamba Society of America, December 2010.



Additional information


USA Edition Bass, USA Edition Tenor, USA Edition Treble


High Pitch A =440 hz, Low Pitch A = 415 hz

Viol Player Book 1 USA Format


Hard Copy USA Bass, Hard Copy USA Treble, Hard Copy USA Tenor Alto Clef, Hard Copy USA Tenor Viol Octave treble clef, PDF Download USA Bass, PDF Download USA Treble, PDF Download USA Tenor Alto Clef, PDF Download USA Tenor Viol Octave treble clef

Viol Player Book 1 USA CD/Download


CD ~ High A = 440hz Treble, CD ~ High A = 440hz Tenor, CD ~ High A = 440hz Bass, CD ~ Low A = 415hz Treble, CD ~ Low A = 415hz Tenor, CD ~ Low A = 415hz Bass, Download ~ High A = 440hz Treble, Download ~ High A = 440hz Tenor, Download ~ High A = 440hz Bass, Download ~ Low A = 415hz Treble, Download ~ Low A = 415hz Tenor, Download ~ Low A = 415hz Bass

1 review for Viol Player Book 1 USA Edition

  1. Happy Customer from The USA

    My husband and I have used the viol series for a couple of years and like them very much. The pieces are nice because they aren’t just the “Mary Had a Little Lamb” kindergarten type stuff, but instead have some sophistication and relevancy to the general type of music the viol plays. The humorous drawings, bits of “perky” advice, and also the serious drawings of hand positions, etc are very clear and helpful. Also, the tidbits about the history of the instrument are lovely. The accompanying cds are helpful in ascertaining if one really is playing evenly and in a good tempo, and also for the fun of having an accompaniment, which is delightful. The printing of the book is clear and large enough to read with ease. Overall I think these books are A plus – very helpful and fun to use.

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