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Fiddle Time is a great series for all beginner violinists. Packed with lively original tunes, well-known pieces, and easy duets, itâs carefully organized to guarantee success every step of the way.

  • Tunes are easy to play but always musically rewarding for the performer and highly effective for the listener
  • Play-along CDs with lively multi-instrumental backings which are full of character
  • "Kathy and David Blackwell need no introduction to string teachers and students; their Fiddle Time series has gained universal appeal . . . All 48 pieces [in the Solo Time series] are carefully chosen for their educational value as well as musical appeal. Helpful fingering and bowing suggestions together with informative notes, stylish piano accompaniments and a CD with backing tracks as well as full performances provide an admirable follow-up to the Blackwells' considerable achievements." - Mary Nemet, Stringendo (AUSTA), October 15

    "With the introduction of this latest addition to the Fiddle Time family of publications [Solo Time], it would now theoretically be possible to go from complete beginner to ABRSM Grade 8 using only one series of books. That this is the case is a testament to the vast accumulated experience of the Blackwells, which they have so generously shared with their violin teaching colleagues." - The Strad, September 2015

    "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." - Stringendo (AUSTA Journal), April 03

    "An excellent collection in every way." - Music Teacher May 2002 (on Fiddle Time Christmas)

    "Authors Kathy and David Blackwell lay out easy-to-follow and fun exercises. The books are filled with colorful illustrations and most of the musical exercises include whimsical lyrics and fun tips." - Strings (US) Oct 03 (on Fiddle Time Scales)

    "Kathy's [Blackwell] approach is full of common sense with well-tried and effective pedagogy that can only come from a teacher with a great deal of practical experience within the world of small and large group string teaching in schools. In her approach it seems to me that Kathy has managed to explore the very best practice that modern string pedagogy has to offer; taking the best elements of each and combining them into a package that would work in the majority of situations that modern teachers find themselves placed in!." - Review of Kathy Blackwell's ESTA Pathways in Teaching event in Arco, Summer 2014

    Kathy Blackwell and David Blackwell

    Kathy Blackwell 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 was a strings consultant for the ABRSM Music Medals, and a contributor to the accompanying book All together! Teaching Music in groups (ABRSM, 2004). She has worked for Music Services and privately and her teaching experience has led her to co-author Fiddle, Viola, Cello Time, and String Time with her husband, David.

    David Blackwell studied music at Edinburgh University, since when he has pursued a career in music publishing, first at ABRSM, where he became Editorial Director, and then at Oxford University Press, where he is now Head of Music Publishing. 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, which have twice won the MIA award for Best Educational Publication.

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    Fiddle Time and Viola Time Christmas: Piano Book

    $12.50

    Available to purchase from Edition Peters

    Kathy Blackwell, David Blackwell

    9780193372269
    Paperback
    28 October 2010
    Fiddle Time

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    Fiddle Time Christmas + CD

    A stockingful of 32 easy pieces for violin

    $12.75

    Available to purchase from Edition Peters

    Kathy Blackwell, David Blackwell

    9780193369337
    Paperback
    22 July 2010
    Fiddle Time

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    Fiddle Time Joggers + CD

    A first book of very easy pieces for violin

    Revised Edition

    $13.95

    Available to purchase from Edition Peters

    Kathy Blackwell, David Blackwell

    9780193386778
    Paperback
    04 July 2013
    Fiddle Time

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    Fiddle Time Joggers Piano Accompaniment Book

    $11.25

    Available to purchase from Edition Peters

    Kathy Blackwell, David Blackwell

    9780193398627
    Paperback
    04 July 2013
    Fiddle Time

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    Fiddle Time Joggers Violin Accompaniment Book

    $10.25

    Available to purchase from Edition Peters

    Kathy Blackwell, David Blackwell

    9780193398610
    Paperback
    04 July 2013
    Fiddle Time

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    Fiddle Time Runners + CD

    A second book of easy pieces for violin

    Revised Edition

    $13.95

    Available to purchase from Edition Peters

    Kathy Blackwell, David Blackwell

    9780193386785
    Paperback
    04 July 2013
    Fiddle Time

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    Fiddle Time Runners Piano Accompaniment Book

    $11.25

    Available to purchase from Edition Peters

    Kathy Blackwell, David Blackwell

    9780193398603
    Paperback
    04 July 2013
    Fiddle Time

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    Fiddle Time Runners Violin Accompaniment Book

    $10.25

    Available to purchase from Edition Peters

    Kathy Blackwell, David Blackwell

    9780193398597
    Paperback
    04 July 2013
    Fiddle Time

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    Fiddle Time Scales 1

    Pieces, puzzles, scales, and arpeggios

    Revised Edition

    $12.50

    Available to purchase from Edition Peters

    Kathy Blackwell, David Blackwell

    9780193385900
    Paperback
    12 January 2012
    Fiddle Time

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    Fiddle Time Scales 2

    Musicianship and technique through scales

    Revised Edition

    $12.50

    Available to purchase from Edition Peters

    Kathy Blackwell, David Blackwell

    9780193386419
    Paperback
    12 January 2012
    Fiddle Time

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    Fiddle Time Sprinters + CD

    A third book of pieces for violin

    Revised Edition

    $13.95

    Available to purchase from Edition Peters

    Kathy Blackwell, David Blackwell

    9780193386792
    Paperback
    04 July 2013
    Fiddle Time

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    Fiddle Time Sprinters Piano Accompaniment Book

    $11.25

    Available to purchase from Edition Peters

    Kathy Blackwell, David Blackwell

    9780193398580
    Paperback
    04 July 2013
    Fiddle Time

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    Fiddle Time Sprinters Violin Accompaniment Book

    $10.25

    Available to purchase from Edition Peters

    Kathy Blackwell, David Blackwell

    9780193398573
    Paperback
    04 July 2013
    Fiddle Time

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    Fiddle Time Starters + CD

    A beginner book for violin

    $13.95

    Available to purchase from Edition Peters

    Kathy Blackwell, David Blackwell

    9780193365841
    Paperback
    12 July 2012
    Fiddle Time

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    Fiddle Time stickers

    $5.25

    Available to purchase from Edition Peters

    6-sheet pack

    9780193395237
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    23 May 2013
    Fiddle Time

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    Solo Time for Violin Book 1 + CD

    16 concert pieces for violin and piano

    $18.95

    Available to purchase from Edition Peters

    Kathy Blackwell, David Blackwell

    9780193404793
    Pack
    12 February 2015
    Fiddle Time

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    Solo Time for Violin Book 2 + CD

    16 concert pieces for violin and piano

    $21.25

    Available to purchase from Edition Peters

    Kathy Blackwell, David Blackwell

    9780193404786
    Pack
    12 February 2015
    Fiddle Time

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    Solo Time for Violin Book 3 + CD

    16 concert pieces for violin and piano

    $24.25

    Available to purchase from Edition Peters

    Kathy Blackwell, David Blackwell

    9780193404908
    Pack
    12 February 2015
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