• UNA CORDA is a series of 19 familar folk and patriotic tunes fingered to be played ALL ON ONE STRING.
  • Players shift up and down the fingerboard without crossing strings and without clef changes.
  • High ledger lines and spaces are avoided for now.
  • In a few bass examples some string crossings are required.
  • All materials are designed for use by violin, viola, cello and bass in any combination from a single player to a large string orchestra.
  • Files are in pdf format which can be read by Acrobat Reader (free download) or several similar utilities.
  • All instruments use high positions;  no instrument has been dumbed down.
  • Tunes used are familiar, public domain melodies.  Learning them should be painless and enjoyable.  Accompaniments in midi files are provided.  These can be opened using Quicktime or Media Player.  With a dedicated midi player, tempos can be altered for practice purposes.
  • Check the Teaching Tips link on the sidebar for helpful ideas.

 

MARKINGS USED
1 numeral = finger used II Roman = position
dash = shift A Capital = string used
+ plus = extend (vn & va) F phi = thumb (vc & cb)
x letter x = extend (vc) < = pivot forward (cb)
> = pivot backward (cb)

 

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A’Rovin Click to
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Auld Lang Syne Click to
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Beautiful Dreamer Click to
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Bicycle Built for Two Click to
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Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes Click to
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Greensleeves Click to
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Hatikva Click to
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Home on the Range Click to
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I’m a Yankee Doodle Dandy Click to
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Irish Hymn Tune Click to
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My Old Kentucky Home Click to
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Old Folks at Home Click to
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Scarborough Fair Click to
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Shenandoah Click to
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Simple Gifts Click to
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Sweet Betsy from Pike Click to
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Swing Low Sweet Chariot Click to
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Yellow Rose of Texas Click to
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