Catalogue No: 9781860969010
Shop Product Code: 249381P
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ISBN: 9781860969010

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Series: Violin Star

Department: ABRSM - Violin

Publisher: ABRSM

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Grade Exam Music

This product includes pieces featured in grade exams. Click on a grade to view the full syllabus.

ABRSM Violin 2012-20152 
ABRSM Violin 2016–20192 

Perfect Pairing

Violin Star is a three-book series offering beginner violinists a refreshing and inspirational choice of pieces to help build confidence and musical skills. The repertoire is imaginatively tailored to develop specific techniques through an exciting range of musical styles.

This Student's book contains the solo violin parts, along with colourful illustrations, activities and a play-along CD. The Accompaniment book, available separately, includes piano and violin accompaniments for every piece.

Key features of the series:

  • An approachable progression from beginner level to Grade 2
  • Playalong CDs with each Student’s book, which contain specially created instrumental arrangements to convey style and mood
  • Original compositions and arrangements by Edward Huws Jones


Contents and Reviews

  • Glitter Ball [Edward Huws Jones]
  • Bravo, Bravissimo [Trad.]
  • Festou Noz [Tomas Breton]
  • Eynhallow Sound [Edward Huws Jones]
  • Glanbran [Trad. Welsh]
  • The Blue Danube [Johann Strauss II]
  • Fandango [Edward Huws Jones]
  • For He's a Jolly Good Fellow [Trad.]
  • The Basket of Turf [Trad. Irish]
  • The Punk's Delight [Trad. English]
  • Mr Kool [Edward Huws Jones]
  • The Quaker's Grace [César Franck / Trad. English]
  • Daydream [Edward Huws Jones]
  • Mattachins [Trad. French]
  • Estampie [Trad. French]
  • Haley's Comet [Edward Huws Jones]
  • Morag's Medicine [Edward Huws Jones]
  • Usküdar [Trad. Turkish]
  • Bamboo in the Breeze [Trad. Chinese]
  • Oh Father! [Trad. Klezmer]
  • Venetian Gondola Song, Op. 57 [Felix Mendelssohn]
  • Tsamikos [Trad. Greek]
  • Old Joe Clark [Trad. / Trad. American]
  • Monsieur de Caix's Fanfare [Louis de Caix d’Hervelois]
  • Baba Mnumzane [Trad. South African]
  • Fiela [Trad. South African]
  • Reviews

    "As an adult learner with no experience of a stringed instrument I have found Violin Star 2 and Violin Star 3 a very positive experience. There is a logical progression from one piece to another which means that the finger positions intoduced for the various keys are then consolidated in later pieces. I have really enjoyed the variety of music ranging across folk music from a wide range of countries through to classical music with a smattering of more contemporary styles. My only complaint is that as far as I know there isn't a Violin Star 4 to go on to once I finish the remaining 4 pieces in the book."

    Rating:    6/15/2012 By: R Easton