Publications by Fiona Hedges

          Publications by Fiona Hedges

         From Fentone Fentone (De Haske)

Twos or Threes For Cellos:

16 well-known folk songs arranged for two or three cellists by a cellist.

Versatile: Arranged in mini-suites. Easily adapted for ensemble work or busking. All tunes in viola range. Third parts mostly also possible for beginner double bassists.

Tunes in first position, no extensions. Second parts in first position, a few extensions. Simple third parts can be "notated"  off-stave for beginners. Play with parts 1, 1+2, 1+3, or 1+2+3. All three parts on one score.

On the 2012-2014 and 2015-2018 syllabus list for the Royal Irish Academy of Music. 

         From Westfield Music:

                    e-mail ahedges@westfieldmusic.karoo.co.uk or 01482 860580. Orders usually by return of post.

More Twos or Threes for Cellos

16 tunes. Same concept as the original, but with occasional use of fourth position.

Christmas Twos or Threes for Cellos

THE ORIGINAL VERSION: 16 traditional Christmas carols arranged in mini-suites for two or three cellos. Learn-able by Grade 2-3 cellists, with many parts suitable for Grades 1-2.

VIOLA VERSION (ALTO CLEF) - the original cello book transposed up an octave.

TWO CELLOS & VIOLA - the original cello book with the tune parts in alto clef (All tunes but one at original cello pitch).

TROMBONE VERSION (BASS CLEF) - the cello original book  transposed where necessary and tweaked to avoid 7th position (one exception), to omit double stops (no exceptions!) & to narrow the range. 

VIOLIN + VIOLA + CELLO  MEDLEY - the original arrangements in the original keys, mostly the same order, with some octave transpositions, a few tweaks, and a couple of rounds, all linked to enable a non-stop performance of about 20 minutes duration. Can be played by string quartets, violin 1 doing the repeats 8va.

VIOLIN + CELLO MEDLEY - the same medley, but with more octave transpositions.

European folk tunes: Keys to Keyboard Harmony

A multi-purpose collection of 236 European folk tunes, covering all major and minor keys. Indexed for harmonisation, for cadences, for harmonic and melodic devices and for cello thumb position practice. Ideal for sight-reading and learning to play in all keys. Available in treble clef, bass clef and tenor clef versions.

Nicholas Topley's Dance Tune Book of 1796 &  Nicholas Topley's Dance Tune Book of 1848

Violin dance tunes compiled by Nicholas Topley, transcribed from his original note books. Also available transposed for viola (down a 5th) and for cello (down a 12th). Fun to play.

A Scale and Arpeggio Workbook for Cellists

A different approach to scales and arpeggios! All musicians need to learn them and to understand their theory, but traditional methods don't work for all. This workbook explains the theory succinctly and has the cellist write down the note names before learning the scales and arpeggios in groups according to printed finger pattern. The focus is on note names and playing quality, rather than reading from staff-notation. Following the ABRSM's grade order of scales and arpeggios with 'old' scales and arpeggios being revised as the student goes up through the grades. Can be used independently by teens and older students.

A Scale and Arpeggio Workbook for Pianists

Succinctly presented theory of piano scales and arpeggios, learnt in finger-pattern order via large fingering charts and minimal staff notation. Needs a set of highlighter pens to correlate hands-together patterns.