Learn the basics of playing the Viola.

This is a beginning Viola course that is available with your Sessions Academy membership.
This lesson follows up the previous four variations found in O’Connor Method Book One. This variation uses the same rhythm and neighbor tones from Variation #4, but also introduces beginning double stops.
  • Double Stops on Half Notes and Quarter Notes for D/A and G/D
  • Elbow levels
  • Key Of D
  • Quarter notes, eighth notes, and half notes
  • Isolating the ending for changes
  • Neighboring tones to F# and B
  • Upper vs. lower neighbor tones
Take this course at your own pace, but practice daily. The more you practice the easier it will be to pick up the patterns.
You will need the O’Connor Viola Method Book 1 for this course.
This course is taught by Alissa Rieb, a Viola and Violin studio instructor located in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Click here to schedule a private online lesson with Alissa in our video conferencing center.


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