Superstudies for Viola
Mary Cohen's Superstudies For Viola Book 1 is a collection of nineteen original, imaginative studies for solo viola, which have been specially designed for young players. Each piece concentrates on one or two aspects of technique, and the whole set covers a wide range of left and right hand skills, including spiccato bowing, string-crossing, moto perpetuo, cantabile and easy double-stopping.
Book 2 is a collection of 12 original, imaginative studies for solo viola continues the technical progression of superstudies book 1. Aimed at young players of grades II-IV level, these studies introduce a wide range of musical styles, while consolidating all the finger patterns used in the 1st position and introducing easy 3rd position. New bowing techniques found in this volume include spiccato and hooked bows.