This collection brings together best-loved Grade 3 pieces. Containing
fresh editions of folk, classical masterpieces and contemporary
favorites, all pieces have been rigorously researched by editor, Jessica
O'Leary. A CD includes performance and accompaniment tracks. Mostly all in 1st position with some 3rd position and an introduction to 2nd position.
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 2, Edited by Etling and Siennicki, Published by Alfred Publishing Co., 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.
This easy Gypsy-style introduction takes you on a musical journey along the Romany Trail, assimilating the musical idioms of Eastern Europe and the Mideast. Here are the core nuggets of the flashy and exotic Gypsy style, distilled to their essence. Fun, easy Gypsy-style tunes; Authentic Gypsy violin techniques - scales, bowings, ornaments and more; Play-along CD with slow lead tracks and slow accompaniment tracks; Glossary of techniques and terms.
Title: Gypsy Violin Basics: A Beginner's Guide, By Harbar, Mary Ann, Published by Mel Bay Publications, Item number: 21351BCD
This popular collection of classical cello solos, edited by Otto Deri, now includes an enhanced accompaniment CD option. In addition to providing piano accompaniments to play along with, it can also be used on a PC/MAC to adjust the tempo to the player's preference.
Allegro Maestoso (Handel)
Allegro Spiritoso (Senaille)
Bourrée I (Bach)
Country Dance (von Weber)
La Cinquantine (Gabriel Marie)
The Swan (Saint-Saëns)
Village Song (Popper)
Sound Innovations for String Orchestra: Sound Development
Sound Innovations: Sound Development
emphasizes playing with a characteristic beautiful sound. The
components of producing this sound are broken into four levels,
consistent with the revolutionary Sound Innovations structure: (1) Sound Tone, (2) Sound Bowings, (3) Sound Shifting, and (4) Sound Scales, Arpeggios, Chorales, and Rhythms.
The levels can be used in the order that is best for your students, as
individual warm-ups or as structured units. Your students will learn the
proper use of the bow with the variables of tone, the next group of
bowings needed for intermediate repertoire, and how to shift and play
with vibrato. These skills will be reinforced with comprehensive scales,
arpeggios, sight-reading materials, rhythm exercises, and warm-up
chorales. Video demonstrations of key skills are referenced in the book
and can be viewed online at www.alfred.com/SoundDevelopmentVideo.