Treat your students to an unforgettable journey through string playing with String Explorer, the exciting new string method from Highland/Etling and renowned string pedagogues and authors Andrew Dabczynski, Richard Meyer and Bob Phillips.
With a unique, full-color look and fun approach, String Explorer is sure to motivate both students and teachers in any group or individual setting! Join adventurers and tour guides Arco Dakota and Rosalyn Le Bow as they guide your students along the path to successful string playing.
Title: String Explorer, By Dabczynski; Meyer; Phillips, Published by Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.
At last the excitement of traditional folk fiddling can be experienced by your entire string orchestra! Written by two renowned educators, this fun and motivating collection of 16 cross-cultural fiddle tunes is presented in a unique format that makes it perfect for players of any level or age. Each tune includes a solo version, followed by a 3-part "arrangement" for group performance. Chord symbols, for improvisation additional instruments (guitar, mandolin, etc.) are also included.
Title: Fiddlers Philharmonic, Edited by Dabczynski, Andrew H. and Phillips, Bob, Published by Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.
Sound Innovations for String Orchestra, Book 2 continues your student's musical journey by teaching with segmented presentation of new concepts and introducing ensemble playing. Isolating concepts and teaching them individually helps facilitate understanding of the more advanced material. Following the unique Sound Innovations organization by levels, the book contains four levels, each of which are divided into several sections that introduce concepts separately and provide plenty of practice and performance opportunities to reinforce each lesson. Visit www.alfred.com/soundinnovations for more information.
Because a fine orchestra depends on fine players, Solo Time for Strings emphasizes individual accomplishment, progress, and achievement while preparing young students for participation in a school orchestra. The series teaches reading in conjunction with note learning, enabling students to start playing melodies as soon as possible, and is appropriate for class or individual instruction.
Title: Solo Time for Strings: Book 3, Edited by Etling and Siennicki, Published by Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.
More than just a Method! Built from the National Standards for Music Education, this series offers students and teachers an easy-to-use, exciting curriculum that meets daily classroom challenges. Highlights include: a "Four-Fingers-Down" start for every instrument, simultaneous development of both hands, and early shifting. Each student book includes a CD, musical timelines, composer bios, a glossary, and more. Convenient lesson plans included in the Teacher Resource Guide and web support available for teachers, students, and parents.
Authors: Kathleen DeBerry Brungard, Michael Alexander, Gerald Anderson, and Sandra Dackow
Book 2. Ensemble arrangements of 14 classic favorites that correlate with Book 2 of Strictly Strings. Each instrument may play part A (the melody) or part B (harmony part for violin and viola; bass part for cello or bass). Grade 2.
Title: Strictly Classics: Book 2, Edited by O'Reilly, Published by Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.
Sound Innovations is a revolutionary new method for string orchestra that combines time-tested educational concepts, input from thousands of teachers, and advances in modern technology. Using solid pedagogy that follows state and national music education standards, the method can be customized by teachers to use their own experiences in creating the best approach for their classroom.
Master Classes with expert musicians and teachers on DVD
Recorded melody examples and play-along accompaniments in mp3 format for every line of music
The first 100 lines of music are Free in SmartMusic
Clean page layout for quick identification of concepts
Clear, focused goals presented with each exercise
Six levels of lessons to provide benchmarks of progress
Uncomplicated approach to introducing and reinforcing rhythm and other concepts
Also available: Director's Choice Edition, which includes everything in the standard edition plus the opportunity to customize the method to suit your program's needs. Visit alfred.com/soundinnovations for more details.
Movie Quartets for All is a versatile, educational, and fun series intended for like or mixed instruments to perform in any size group or combination of instruments. All books are in score format with each line increasing in difficulty from Grade 1 to Grade 3-4. Perfect for concerts with family and friends, recitals, auditions, and festivals.
Over the Rainbow
And All That Jazz
The Magnificent Seven
Theme from A Summer Place
Eye of the Tiger
There You'll Be
Blues in the Night
The Pink Panther
You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch
Parade of Charioteers
A comprehensive supplement for classroom or studio in a unique format, Sight-Read It for Strings will develop consistent reading habits and improve sight-reading for violin, viola, cello and bass students. Using a non-sequential unit format, materials are flexible and can be individualized. Each unit includes assesment tools, with a pre-test, unison exercises, a post-test and a three-part ensemble to "put it all together."
Sight-Read It for Strings develops consistent reading habits by addressing:
Counting systems and rhythm identification; Identification of musical and non-musical cues; Identification of musical patterns; Awareness of the music page layout (the "road map"); Special reading issues not necessarily related to notes.
Title: Sight-Read It for Strings, Edited by Andrew Dabczynski, Richard Meyer & Bob Phillips, Published by Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.
Strings For All: Pops is a welcomed addition to the popular "...For All" series. Each book is in four-line score form, so parts can be played by any members of the string family: violin, viola, cello, or string bass. All songs are in familiar keys, and bowings are included. Songs can be played as a solo or with a large group. An optional score/piano accompaniment book is also available.
Any Way You Want It
Over the Rainbow
Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Gimme Some Lovin'
Hedwig's Theme (From Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone)
Paint It Black
(I Cant' Get No) Satisfaction
Don't Stop Believing
James Bond Theme
Theme From Ice Castles (Through the Eyes of Love)
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Instrumental Solos
Thematic interpretations of
11 selections from Howard Shore's brilliant score to The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Shore masterfully expands upon the musical palette of Middle-earth, blending familiar motifs from the Lord of the Rings
trilogy with an exciting array of memorable new themes.
Each book contains a carefully edited part complete with bowings, articulations and keys well suited for the level 2-3 player. A fully orchestrated accompaniment MP3 CD is also provided, which features a DEMO track of each song followed by a PLAY-ALONG track. PDF piano and guitar accompaniments are also available for print on the CD.
Book 2: An easy-to-teach, straight forward string method. A unique letter-note style of music notation is used to ensure a smooth transition from rote to note reading. Students are quickly introduced to ensemble playing through a wide variety of fun-to-play melodies, keys and modes. Strictly Strings features a carefully prepared lesson sequence which develops all players' abilities equally.
Title: Strictly Strings: Book 2, By Dillon/Kjelland/O'Reilly, Published by Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.