Concert Pieces for Teaching Beginning Strings. This is a wonderful collection of familiar folk melodies, memorable classical themes, and highly original tunes accompanied by a play-along CD in each book. This is a progressive book where each tune demonstrates a particular pedagogical challenge that helps the young musician become more aware of the goals in playing a bowed-string instrument. Emphasis is placed on the most fundamental ideals of teaching beginning strings: tone, intonation and bow control.
Title: String Town Tunes, By Gazda, Doris, Published by Carl Fischer
An inspiring collection of favorite melodies, clearly presented with playalong CD for the advanced beginner. These pieces have been chosen and arranged to build a repertoire for performance and for fun, and include well-known classical melodies, showstoppers, jazz hits, folk songs, popular tunes, and film & TV themes. Complete with chord symbols for accompaniment on piano, keyboard or guitar, this volume is the perfect companion to A New Tune A Day for Cello Book 1.
Title: A New Tune a Day Performance Pieces for Cello, Edited by Ned Bennett, Published by Boston Music Co., Item number: BMC11836