Going for Gold!

Going for Gold! : Full score, piano and string parts

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Going for Gold! is a fun suite of five pieces for junior strings, celebrating all things sporty. Inspired by activities from trampolining to skating, and with a range of styles and tempos, this entertaining suite is ideal ensemble repertoire. The pack contains full score, separate piano part, and photocopiable string parts: violin 1 (x4), violin 2 (x3), viola (x2), cello (x3), double bass (x1).
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Product details

  • Sheet music | 122 pages
  • 232 x 308 x 15mm | 424g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0193386399
  • 9780193386396
  • 658,307

Table of contents

We are the Champions! ; Trampolining ; Ping-Pong ; Skating ; Relay Race
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Review quote

Kathy and David Blackwell are masters of coming up with tunes and arrangements that are entertaining to learn, yet simple enough for those in the early stages of playing a stringed instrument . . . The first piece, We are the Champions, takes the syncopated rhythm of the title and gets the players to perform it in unison at various pitches, before venturing into harmonies and passing the rhythm backwards and forwards. It's great fun and helps students get to
grips with syncopation, where rhythms can look complicated but sound natural. In Ping-Pong the players pass a phrase back and forth - fantastic for encouraging students to listen to each other . . . The teachers' notes give some excellent suggestions for warming up and performing, for example playing the
syncopated rhythm of We are the Champions on open strings first, or doing a glissando up to octave harmonics when playing Skating. It's a well-constructed selection . . . * Catherine Nelson, The Strad September 2012 *
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About Kathy Blackwell

Kathy Blackwell, B. Mus. (Hons.), LTCL, LGSM, studied music at Edinburgh University and continued with post-graduate studies in music at the University of Oxford. Kathy is a string teacher with many years experience of teaching violin and viola. She developed her teaching ideas at the coalface in both Music Services and in private practice, working with groups large and small and in one-to-one lessons. She was a strings consultant for the ABRSM Music Medals
initiative, a new assessment specifically designed for students taught in groups, and a contributor to the accompanying book All together! Teaching Music in Groups (ABRSM, 2004). Her teaching experience has led her to co-author Fiddle, Viola, and Cello Time, published by Oxford University Press, with her
husband, David. Kathy and David have presented workshops in the UK, Australia, Hong Kong, and Singapore.

David Blackwell studied music at Edinburgh University, after which he pursued a career in music publishing, first at ABRSM and then at Oxford University Press. He is co-editor of OUP's In the Mood: 17 Jazz Classics for Choirs and Carols for Choirs 5, and has published a number of single choral arrangements. He is co-writer with his wife Kathy of OUP's award-winning string series, Fiddle, Viola, Cello Time, and String Time, which have twice
won the MIA award for Best Educational Publication. He now works as a freelance music editor, composer and arranger.
In 2017 Kathy and David Blackwell received two awards: from ESTA UK in recognition of their exceptional services to string teaching, and from the Oxfordshire Music Education Partnership for significant contribution to music education in Oxfordshire and beyond.
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