From the Publisher
The main focus of Volume 3 lies on duet playing in various metres and keys. The variety of the selected recital pieces is designed to encourage fun in music-making and to develop a feeling for contrasting musical styles. On this basis, the familiar finger patterns and bowing strokes are thoroughly practiced and expanded. Learners also encounter fundamental ornaments (trills, appoggiaturas, upper mordents) and a new rhythmic unit: the triplet.
High first position and half position and are introduced to prepare students for playing in higher positions. By marking new fingerings in pieces already mastered, they can then take the next methodological step on the basis of familiar rhythmic and melodic patterns. Many of the duets have been deliberately coordinated with Volume 3 of the viola tutor “Früher Anfang auf der Viola”, thereby providing useful additions to the otherwise slender literature for this charming combination of instruments. References to suitable pieces for viola and cello can be found in the tabular overview printed on the inside back cover
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).