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About Globetrotters

The Globetrotters books, published by Oxford University Press, bring together toe-tapping original tunes in styles from around the world – from Arabic to Chinese and from klezmer to the Argentinian tango. Written for budding instrumentalists of around grade 2-4 standard the tunes are authentic-sounding and fun to play, while being thoughtfully written to avoid any unnecessary or awkward technical challenges. Books are currently available for violin, cello and flute, with clarinet, alto sax and tenor sax books coming soon.

These unique books presents a kaleidoscope of musical traditions, with supporting background information and backing tracks that capture each sound-world. To help with technique and interpretation, every piece includes tailored warm-ups and stylistic tips from the authors. With options for accompaniment by a either second melody instrument or piano, and an inspirational CD featuring performance and backing tracks recorded by a real band, the Globetrotters books are the ultimate resource for early grade instrumentalists looking to go travellin’…

Violin Globetrotters, by Ros Stephen, was winner of the Music Industries Association Best Education Publication in 2011.

On this website you will find:

  • Demonstration videos to help you learn the pieces
  • Fascinating information about the different styles of music covered in the books
  • Free downloads of additional repertoire

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