Folk Strings is a collection of folk melodies from around the world arranged for strings. This collection includes melodies in a variety of moods and with rhythmic patterns which are representative of their country of origin. The arrangements in Folk Strings can be effective with players at a variety of levels. Less experienced players can play the melody line. In order to provide maximum flexibility, the collection is available in a number of instrumentations. The melody is passed around so that all members of the ensemble can have the opportunity to play the tune. Score and parts are marked with "Melody" and "Harmony" to help players bring out the melody at the appropriate moment.
Title: Folk Strings, Edited by Martin, Joanne, Published by Summy-Birchard Inc.
Come Thou Fount: Eight American Hymns and Spirituals
How Firm a Foundation, Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing, Spiritual, Simple Gifts, There is a Fountain, Be Thou My Vision, Holy Manna and Shall We Gather at the River. (For Violin or Viola: To 3rd position, some double stops. For Cello: Basic thumb position, tenor clef, some double stops.) Includes piano accompaniment.
Title: Come Thou Fount: Eight American Hymns and Spirituals, Published by Latham Music
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
Universal Edition's World Music collection captures the exotic sounds and traditions from around the world. The companion CD includes performance tracks with correct phrasing and backing tracks for an accompanied performance. Piano accompaniment part also included. Advanced-intermediate level.
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This arrangement of the widely known Civil War-era fiddle tune "Soldier's Joy" will be a hit with your ensemble or school string program. Challenge yourself and your fellow musicians with the traditional melody of this American hoedown. "Whiskey Before Breakfast" is yet another fun addition to your repertoire. Covered by the likes of Doc Watson and the String Cheese Incident, this tune has strong roots in the British Isles. This lively arrangement offers an accompaniment that takes on a traditional American "boom-chuck" bowing pattern. Score and Parts.
In response to many requests for a simplified version of his highly acclaimed "Klezmer Collection", Stacy Phillips has compiled a selection of pieces for beginning instrumentalists from that classic book. Klezmer music originally came from the Jewish ghettoes of Eastern Europe of the 19th and early 20th Centuries. The style reflects its mix of heritages from Europe, Near East and Gypsy. These arrangements are based on some of the earliest classic recordings in Europe and America. As such, they are a great introduction to this music which is now a world-wide phenomenon. Each number is arranged for C, Bb, Eb and bass clef instruments. Brass, reed, piano, flute, and string players can receive instant gratification from these entry level arrangements. The accompanying CD demonstrates ensemble versions of all the music, performed at slow tempos, by world class klezmer artists on clarinet, violin, guitar and bass.
Title: Easy Klezmer Tunes for Violin, Edited by Stacy Phillips, Published by Mel Bay Publications, Item number: 98980BCD
Master teachers and performers of the mandolin, Brian Wicklund and Ben
Winship have crafted this beginning mandolin method book based on the
solid system created by Wicklund for the best-selling books, The
American Fiddle Method. Using clear illustrations and lucid
explanations, the authors guide beginning mandolin players through
necessary skills such as efficiently holding the mandolin, fretting,
picking technique, creating good tone, chop chord and open chord backup.
Students learn the techniques while mastering over thirty common jam
tunes, which they can practice with using the accompanying audio.