Joanne Martin - Alfred Music Publishing
Playing with Style is a set of colorful concert pieces in a variety of styles, including tango, ragtime, and jazz. These audience-pleasing pieces are enjoyable to play and will broaden the musical horizons of young players. The pieces use effects such as glissando and tremolo and allow opportunities to explore chromaticisms, swing rhythms and syncopation. This flexible collection can be played as a string quartet, string quintet (add bass), string orchestra, and also have been arranged to work as violin duets and viola duets. The optional piano accompaniment can work with any or all of the above combinations. Titles are: Chromatic Tango; Soft Shoe; Hoedown; April Rag; Hopak; Mellow Moment.