Free Downloads for Violin


Free Download No. 1 (Geminiani)

Geminiani’s famous book ‘The Art of Playing on the Violin’ (1751) contains a whole variety of bowing exercises, of which this is just one (Example 24). Each bar consists of a rhythm pattern on open strings is to be practised starting with a down-bow and repeated starting with an up- bow. The possibilities are, of course, endless - the exercises could be used for double-stopping and chord studies, too.

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Free Download No. 2 (Leopold Mozart)

Leopold Mozart’s (equally!) famous book, ‘Treatise on the Fundamental Principles of Violin Playing' (1756) contains a great warm-up, consisting of a downward scale of G major with bowing variations. Any player who can manage a G major scale will be able to manage some of this brilliant exercise and some of it will always remain a challenge! The download is only part of our publication CM025 - see our Leopold Mozart page

Free Download No. 3 (Reger)

An amusing set of canons, written in 1895 and arranged for 2 violins

Free Download No. 12 (anon.)

‘Sumer is icumen in’ (in an arrangement for up to 6 violins)

Free Download No. 14 (Joachim)

This is Joseph Joachim’s Scottish Melody, an arrangement for solo violin of the ‘Bluebells of Scotland’

Free Download No. 19 (John Banister)

This is Banister’s arrangement of a popular tune from ‘The Dancing Master’ for two violins.

Free Download No. 20 (Johann Paul von Westhoff)

completion of Suite No. 6 for unaccompanied violin - the only surviving copy of these suites is missing the final page, so I have made this reconstruction.

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