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Shortlisted for the Best Print Resource Award at the 2014 Music Teacher Awards for Excellence
Bow down, O Belinda ; Under arrest! ; Jim along Josie ; Down up ; Two in a boat ; London Bridge (I can play my open D) ; Fast lane ; In flight ; Lift off ; Katie's waltz ; Copy cat ; Tap dancer ; Rhythm fever ; Here it comes! ; So there! ; Rowing boat ; Ally bally ; Tiptoe, boo! ; Travellin' slow ; Lazy cowboy ; Off to Paris ; Clare's song ; City lights ; The three friends ; Chinese garden ; Summer sun ; Phoebe in her petticoat ; Ready, steady, go now! ; Shortnin' bread ; Happy go lucky ; The mocking bird ; Algy met a bear ; Listen to the rhythm ; Cattle ranch blues ; In the groove ; Stamping dance ; Distant bells ; Lazy scale ; The old castle ; Rocking horse ; Patrick's reel ; Calypso time ; Knock, knock! ; Li'l Liza Jane ; Carrion crow ; Flying high ; Fiddle Time
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.
Kathy and David Blackwell continue their Fiddle Time series with this collection of carefully paced tunes. Lively original pieces are mingled with well-known pieces and duets that build confidence every step of the way and are great fun to play. Titles such as 'Fast Lane', 'Lift Off', 'Katie's Waltz', 'Copy Cat' and 'Rhythm Fever' are guaranteed to fire the imagination . . . Young students will have no trouble in finding their own most favourite tunes to play again and again. * Mary Nemet, Stringendo (AUSTA Journal), April 03 * This is a colourful, good quality book suitable for the complete beginner. It contains a range of well known and original tunes in a variety of styles. The music is clearly printed with amusing cartoons throughout, making it very attractive to pupils . . . Pupils will find this book fun and interesting to use and I shall definitely be using it in the future. * Alison Montgomery, Ensemble (MMA) Sept 04 *