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Have you ever heard of a Crocodillo, Lazy Chimliroo or Fluttering Butterworm - not to mention a Pythonippotamus? These are just some of the creatures that feature in Jackaroo, an imaginative collection of pieces with a jazzy twist for the absolute beginner viola player. Using only open strings and first finger, each piece introduces a new rhythmic or technical point, with useful suggestion boxes for the teacher. The addition of words and lively accompaniments by Pam Wedgwood mean that each piece can be sung through first. There's even the chance to draw your own imaginary animals too, inspired by Drew Hillier's wacky illustrations - how about a Snivelling Skunkpanze? This book will inspire young violists and inject a healthy dose of fun into Viola lessons.

Published by Faber Music.

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