At last the excitement of traditional folk fiddling can be experienced by your entire string orchestra! Written by two renowned educators, this fun and motivating collection of 16 cross-cultural fiddle tunes is presented in a unique format that makes it perfect for players of any level or age. Each tune includes a solo version, followed by a 3-part "arrangement" for group performance. Chord symbols, for improvisation additional instruments (guitar, mandolin, etc.) are also included.
Title: Fiddlers Philharmonic, Edited by Dabczynski, Andrew H. and Phillips, Bob, Published by Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.
A set of tunes that sound great with beginning string players. These old-time fiddle tunes have roots in Irish, British, Scottish and African folk music as well as 19th century popular music. Students with various levels of ability can learn the tunes and play them together using the unique and effective Fiddlers Philharmonic format. All parts can be played together using any combination.
Title: Basic Fiddlers Philharmonic: Old-Time Fiddle Tunes, By Dabczynsku and Phillips, Published by Highland/Etling
by Charles Peters and Paul Yoder.
This six-part series begins with the basics and progresses through advanced harmony and arranging. Each book is a complete text and workbook in itself containing 30 short lessons and assignments. Most work can be completed outside of rehearsals at the student's own pace. Review and grading can be done in less than 5 minutes of class time. This combination of home study plus just a few minutes of rehearsal time for theory will produce amazing results in a very short time.
Book 1: Beginning Theory Book 2: Intermediate Theory Book 3: Advanced Theory Book 4: Elementary Harmony and Arranging Book 5: Intermediate Harmony and Arranging Book 6: Advanced Harmony and Arranging
Title: Master Theory, Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Co.
This is an eight volume series (in production for several volumes) of music compilations with companion CD's. The series ranges from elementary to advanced levels and represents a truly exciting variety of genres and techniques. This collection offers cellists the opportunity to work in various positions, meters, keys and styles. Many of the works are recognized as stepping stones to the major repertoire, while others are newly published and original pieces.
Title: Solos for Young Cellists, Edited by Carey Cheney, Published by Summy-Birchard Inc.