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.
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
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
Two Octave Scales and Bowings is a helpful and fresh look at scales and bowings for budding string players and is recommended by the ASTA Certificate Program for Strings. Included for each major and minor scale are: a two octave scale; a scale played on one string; arpeggios; a chromatic scale; and the scale in octaves, thirds and sixths. Bowings covered include détaché, legato, martelé, staccato, ricochet, collé, spiccato and sautillé.
Explore the calendar with your students with this ensemble book of accessible, fun tunes for many of the major holidays. Exploring Ensembles contains 12 concert-appropriate Grade One Ensembles that feature music celebrating holidays from the U.S. and around the world, providing a wonderful collection of multi-cultural music for small ensemble or string orchestras. Contains music for Halloween; Thanksgiving; Martin Luther King Jr. Day; St. Patrick's Day; Cinco de Mayo; Fourth of July; Graduation March and more. A supplement to the String Explorer series.
Title: Exploring Ensembles: Holidays and Celebrations, Edited by Dabczynski/Meyer/Phillips, Published by Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.
This edition will help you to: improve your knowledge of the fingerboard; practice scales; improve your intonation and time; develop your melodic interpretation and phrasing skills; learn to play with more flexible time by practicing rubato passages; strengthen your ear and learn to hear the five basic chord sounds within the diatonic major scale; hear and use various diatonic modes and scales and more.
Title: 60 Melodic Etudes for Bass, By Patitucci, John, Published by Carl Fischer, Item number: BF22