All the research reinforces the positive effect of performing a "first concert" with your beginning string players as soon as possible, and this collection was written to help you create a successful and exciting event. All of the compositions in this book use only the notes and skills covered in the first 10 - 12 pages of most typical method books. Of the thirteen pieces, five are pizzicato, and four others may be performed pizzicato or arco, providing you with the flexibility to select material that matches your students' abilities.
Title: Jumpstart First Concert for Strings, Edited by Robert Woods, Published by Lorenz Corporation
A collection of carefully selected violin and cello etudes flexibly scored to provide maximum benefits in technical and musical growth for all string players. Useful as concert material and for tonal development, pitch accuracy, bowing skills and ensemble playing. A unison version, an orchestrated version and duet parts for each etude are included.
Title: Variables, By Kolar, Henry, Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Co.
This collection of 35 favorite sacred and secular Christmas songs is wonderfully practical for school, church, parties, and professional gigs! Each instrument book provides the melody line as well as Part B, C, or D so anyone can play the melody and any combination of instruments can play in 2, 3, or 4-part harmony. The separate CD-ROM includes complete piano accompaniments to play along as a soloist or in any combination of musicians. It also includes complete lyrics in printable PDF format.
Lo, How a Rose E're Blooming
O Little Town of Bethlehem
Away in a Manger
While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks
Angels We Have Heard on High
Joy to the World
I Saw Three Ships
Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella
The Wassail Song
God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen
Good King Wenceslas
Deck the Hall
Good Christian Men, Rejoice
O Come, All Ye Faithful
It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
The First Noe
Away in a Manger
Come, All Ye Shepherds
Unto Us Is Born a Son
What Child Is This
Hark, Ye Shepherds
Angels from the Realms of Glory
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
We Three Kings of Orient Are
O Christmas Tree
Jolly Old Saint Nicholas
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
O Holy Night
March of the three Kings
By Lorely Zgonc. For individual or group lessons. This multifaceted string training curriculum targets visual, auditory and kinesthetic learning styles. Optional CD's provide extensive opportunities for practice and performance. Theme-based collections of favorite songs feature mix and match melody/harmony and instrumentation options, allowing musicians of varying playing abilities to perform together. Interchangeable parts present unique performance variations within the different string sections.
Title: Stars and Strings Forever, By Zgonc, Lorely, Published by Stars and Strings Forever
This is the follow-up to the original Jazz Philharmonic Series. It gives students even more beginning through advanced jazz charts to expose them to the world of jazz. Each unit contains a tune, notated solos, backgrounds, bass lines, and parts for piano and percussion. The optional CD provides a professional accompaniment for solos or improvisation.
Title: Jazz Philharmonic Second Set (Book 2), By Sabien, R. and Phillips, B., Published by Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.
A collection of holiday favorites with mix & match melody/harmony and instrumentation options. Interchangeable parts offer performance and practice variations within the different string sections and encourage musicians of varying ability to play together. The optional CD features original accompaniments with string ensemble and piano.
Sing We Noel
O Come, Little Children
Jolly Old St. Nicholas
Still, Still, Still
Silent Night Country Swing
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Title: Holiday Hits, Published by Stars and Strings Forever
A series of familiar favorites for beginners with a jazz/pop play-along CD. Designed to use the beginning fingerings learned on the A and D strings for violin, viola and cello, and the G and D strings for the bass. Popular melodies such as: Are You Sleeping; Jingle Bells; When the Saints Go Marching In and so many more.
Title: Fun Tunes for Strings, Edited by Bud Caputo, Published by Carl Fischer
In the Pocket offers nine pieces from Richie Cannata's new self-titled CD in a variety of styles, each clearly notated for melodies, chords, and scale forms. Each piece also has a theory worksheet for additional study. But it is the included DVD that makes In the Pocket shine - professionally recorded in a state-of-the-art studio with top-tier musicians, the play-along tracks let you "sit in" with the best. An included video round-table discussion gives plenty of background and playing tips for each piece, setting the stage for beginning improvisation or advanced players.
A standards-based, comprehensive string method by Denise
Odegaard, a nationally recognized string educator.Students start with a fingers down approach and lift fingers to
reach the open string.A play-along CD
A collection of 50 short pieces which have been compiled and arranged for intermediate string ensembles of all sizes. It features a wide variety of music offering many opportunities to improve and strenghthen intonation.
Title: Fine Tuning, By Spinosa and Rusch, Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Co.