Music Plus! was written to provide the student with great music that is enjoyable, accessible, and sounds reasonably complete in two voices. It is playable in like instrument groupings, or with either or both of the other instrument voices. This collection is suitable for students with reading skills comparable to those completing the "Adventures in Music Reading" Book 3 by William Starr.
Title: Music Plus! An Incredible Collection, Edited by William Starr, 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.
Play eight of your favorite Christmas songs with sound-alike CD tracks. Just follow the music, listen to the CD to hear how the violin should sound, and then play along using the separate backing tracks. With the melody and lyrics included in the book, you may also choose to sing along. Chord symbols are provided should you wish to elaborate on the melody. The audio CD is playable on any CD player. For PC and MAC computer users, the CD is enhanced so you can adjust the recording to any tempo without changing pitch!
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)
Christmas Time Is Here
Do You Hear What I Hear
A Holly Jolly Christmas
I'll Be Home for Christmas
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
By Peter Cooper. This practical guide to the art of Irish fiddle playing presents 80 traditional tunes including reels, jigs, hornpipes, polkas, and more, all complete with bowing and chords. This course is not for the total beginner on violin. You need to be able to play at least simple pieces in first position. Music reading ability is also recommended.
Title: The Complete Irish Fiddle Player, Published by Mel Bay Publications
Carole Neuen-Rabinowitz has selected some of the most memorable tunes from the operatic repertoire in this collection for string trio. Written at an advanced intermediate level, good high school players and professionals alike will enjoy these classics.
1. "Intermezzo Sinfonico" from Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni)
2. "Entr'acte" from Carmen (Bizet)
3. "Ah, Fuggi il Traditor!" from Don Giovanni (Mozart)
4. "Deh Vieni, Non Tardar" from Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart)
5. "Libiamo" from La Traviata (Verdi)
6. "Vin O Biere" from Faust (Gounod)
7. "Quando M'en Vo Soletta per la Via" from La Boheme (Puccini)
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.
Books with Piano Accompaniment, Removable Parts, and CD. Level 2-3. The arrangements in these issues were written especially for the violin, viola, and cello, taking into account the specific needs of each instrument. All of the arrangements are compatible with each other and can be played in small ensembles or as solos. Contains bowings, articulations and keys well suited to the Level 2-3 player. Contents: Diamonds are Forever; For Your Eyes Only; From Russia with Love; Goldfinger; The James Bond Theme; Live and Let Die; Nobody Does it Better; On Her Majesty's Secret Service; Thunderball; Tomorrow Never Dies; The World is Not Enough; You Only Live Twice.
Title: James Bond 007 Collection, Published by Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.