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
This ABCs of Violin Book 1 is the first in a series of five books. The method features melodies by composers such as Bach, Beethoven, Dvorak, Mozart, Schubert and Tchaikovsky. Popular fiddle tunes like Arkansas Traveler, Irish Washer Woman and Turkey in the Straw, and some of the world's most loved melodies like Amazing Grace, Ave Maria and Home on the Range appear. Christmas Carols Jingle Bells, Joy to the World, O Come All Ye Faithful, The First Noel and Deck the Halls, and Hanukah favorites My Dreydl and Hanukah are all included. Each book in the series has its own piano accompaniment book to help facilitate practice and recital performance.
Title: ABC's of Strings, The: Violin, By Rhoda, Janice Tucker, Published by Carl Fischer
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 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.
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
Contemporary Rhythm Drills for Band and Orchestra is a 97-page collection of 369 rhythm drills in 5/8, 6/8, 7/8, 8/8 and 9/8 meter that methodically addresses many of the complex metrical passages found in contemporary music. For use with the rhythm drills, major and minor (natural, harmonic, and melodic) scales and Dorian and Mixolydian modes are included for all instruments and all keys. The book can be used as a progressive method, or as a toll for practice of rhythmic challenges found in specific literature. Suggested of high school, college, and university bands and orchestras ? one book for all instruments.
Includes melodies, duets and a worksheet for learning notes. The ABC's of Strings is a wonderful string method series that's fun and educational for both children and adults. The series starts with a book for the absolute beginner and uses a repertoire of classical, popular and original melodies that young players will enjoy learning. The books are designed to advance students gradually, logically and thoroughly.
Title: ABC's of Strings, The: Cello, By Rhoda, Janice Tucker, Published by Carl Fischer
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
The ability to sight-read
fluently is a vital skill, enabling you to learn new pieces more quickly
and play with other musicians. The best-selling Improve Your Sight-reading!
series, by renowned educationalist Paul Harris, is designed to help you
overcome all your sight-reading problems, especially in the context of
Step-by-step, you build up a complete picture of
each piece, first through rhythmic and melodic exercises related to
specific technical issues, then by studying prepared pieces with
associated questions, and finally "going solo" with a series of
meticulously graded sight-reading pieces.