These Melodies were written over the span of a year in France on the train from Fontainbleau to Paris. You see I needed a way to bridge the gap that I saw between my Chanson book to Vivaldi a minor concerto and the Kayser etudes book. I did not like the available possibilities so I decided to write my own. I composed these 16 Melodies and 8 short shifts over 35 years ago and myself, my former students and others have been using them with much success ever since. Here’s hoping that you find them as useful as we have. To purchase the Melodies go to

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