Audio and additional pages that support the material in our books and which may be downloaded free of charge.
Fiddle Time Scales 1 – Audio
Play along with these free backing tracks to practise the first 5 scales and arpeggios from Fiddle Time Scales book 1. We’ll be adding more shortly.
Fiddle Time Scales 1
Piano accompaniments or teacher/pupil duets for selected scales and arpeggios found in Fiddle Time Scales 1, plus accompaniments to some of the pieces.
Viola Time Scales
Piano accompaniments or teacher/pupil duets for selected scales and arpeggios found in Viola Time Scales, plus accompaniments to some of the pieces.
Cello Time Scales
Piano accompaniments or teacher/pupil duets for selected scales and arpeggios found in Cello Time Scales, plus accompaniments to some of the pieces.
Having attended the ESTA International Conference in Slovenia in April 2016, we were inspired to write these duets on Slovenian folksongs, for violin, viola or cello duet.
To celebrate our 2017 trip to Portugal and workshops with ESTA teachers there, we've written this duet on 'Alecrim', a lovely traditional Portuguese song.
Dutch children's songs
Two Dutch children's songs arranged for easy ensemble: a duet (for violin, viola, or cello duet) and a piece for junior string ensemble.
Guide to Starters and Joggers - English version
A guide to using the Starters and Joggers books together and our approach to teaching beginner string players.
D major scale game
Three in a row - a musical version of noughts and crosses for two players.
Available in versions for violin, viola or cello.
Starters - Rhythm variations
Here are fully written out versions of the pieces with rhythm variations from the Starters books. Click below to find PDF pages to download for violin, viola and cello.
Guide to Starters and Joggers - Portuguese version
This guide to using the Starters and Joggers books together was written for our trip to Portugal. Grateful thanks to Maria do Carmo Cruz for translating it and to Clarissa Foletto for her revisions.
Starters - Dutch translations of songs
Two wonderful Dutch teachers have made translations into Dutch of a number of the songs from the Starters books - Thank you Petra Flipse and Marijn Drolsbach! Suitable for all Dutch-speaking pupils of Fiddle, Viola, and Cello Time Starters.
An easy string quartet or string ensemble accompaniment to the popular tune from the Joggers books. Pupils play the tune (from Fiddle, Viola, or Cello Time Joggers).
Let's have a party!
2018 was the 20th anniversary of the first publication of Fiddle Time Starters, Joggers and Runners, and in celebration we wrote this free violin duet (approx. Grade 1 level) for pupil and teacher.
Practice Advent Calendar
Download this Practice Advent Calendar and enjoy your music practice up to Christmas! Celebrate with a concert on Christmas Day. Suitable for all instruments.