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Boosey & Hawkes

”Designed for the beginner, this collection of pieces provides stimulating performing material at the easiest possible level. The accompaniments (piano or CD) provide a good solid backing and will inspire the soloist to play with energy and enthusiasm. I have made much deliberate use of the repetition of phrases, as I feel that this is the best way for pupils to absorb new rhythms.”
--James Rae

• Performing pieces for the beginner in a variety of styles including Swing, Funk, Reggae, Blues and Latin
• Each piece is recorded with a professional soloist for listening and learning. The following track provides the accompaniment minus the solo for playing along
• The versions available for other instruments can all be played together and used as elementary ensemble material
• Ideal for group tuition
• Pieces from Play it Cool Viola have been set on the new Trinity Guildhall Examination Syllabus 2007 for Viola, Grades 1 and 2