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.
This is an original collection of multi-level pieces with flexible scoring that can be played by any combination of violin, viola, and cello. Each trio has two easy parts and one part for a teacher or advanced student. The optional piano accompaniments provide additional musical color to the ensemble.
Title: Trio Tapestry, By Martin, Joanne, Published by Summy-Birchard Inc.
Step By Step: An Introduction to Successful Practice for Violin
The Step by Step series is a collection of exercise books/CDs for violin based on Dr. Shinichi Suzuki's Mother-Tongue approach. From the very beginning, it will provide a solid foundation in instrumental technique. The focus is on teaching correct, child-appropriate practice habits that range from listening, singing and dancing, to playing music. The ideas presented should stimulate daily practice and also make it more effective. The CDs include pieces from the Suzuki Violin School in various tempi as well as the most important preparatory exercises.
Title: Step By Step: An Introduction to Successful Practice for Violin, By Wartberg, Kerstin, Published by Summy-Birchard Inc.
Shinichi Suzuki's philosophy struck such a responsive chord in Dr. Masaaki Honda that he has since devoted himself to spreading Suzuki's ideas of teaching and learning throughout the world.
With warmth and humor Dr. Honda tells of concert tours with the phenomenal child musicians trained by Suzuki, and of his own life back and forth between two cultures. 289 pages, illustrated with photos.
Title: Suzuki Changed My Life, By Honda, Dr. Masaaki, Published by Summy-Birchard Inc., Item number: B55