(Editor: Richard Jones) This four-volume graded anthology acts as an introduction to the style and repertoire of Baroque music for solo violin and continuo. All the major composers and violin virtuosi of the day are represented in the anthology, from Corelli to Vivaldi and from Bach to Telemann. Overall, the first three books progress from about Grade 2 to Grade 7 and the contents of each are arranged approximately in order of difficulty. Book 4 contains longer works and complete sonatas, including two hitherto unpublished sonatas by Albinoni.
Everything is covered here. Starting with all the basics like octaves, hammer-ons and pull-offs. It then builds into the most advanced slap techniques including double and triple pops, flamenco thumb technique, and plucks. There are lessons in upright bass slap, as well as modal harmony studies. The grooves cover a wide range of styles that include jazz fusion, walking lines, fingerstyle conversion, pop/dance, funk/soul, bluegrass, Dixieland, etc. These lessons have something for almost any student; written in bass clef and tablature with CD.
Title: Getting Into Slap Bass, By Matheos, Chris, Published by Mel Bay Publications, Item number: 21273BCD
This volume presents some of the most beloved repertoire for the Christmas season. The pieces may be performed as a solo for each instrument (Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola or Cello) with piano accompaniment, or as duets or trios, as well as full orchestra. The string ensemble series meets all standards for ASTA (American String Teachers Association) and Suzuki Association of the Americas, Inc.
A Virgin Unspotted
Angels We Have Heard On High
As Lately We Watched
Carol of the Bells
Christmas Morn Is Dawning
Ding Dong Merrily On High
El Noi de la Mare
Noel Nouvelet (Sing We Now of Christmas)
O, Dearest Love
Pat-a-pan (Willie Take Your Little Drum)
Title: Christmas Strings, Edited by Donald Miller, Published by Mel Bay Publications
Definitive Breitkopf & Härtel edition of the "Trout" Quintet and other great works. Quintet in A Major for Pianoforte, Violin, Viola, Violoncello and Contrabass ("Trout," 1819); the Quartet in F Major for Pianoforte, Violin, Viola and Violoncello (1816); and three delightful Trios for Pianoforte, Violin and Violoncello. Edited by Ignaz Brull. Full score.
Title: Complete Chamber Music for Piano and Strings, By Schubert, Franz, Published by Dover Publications, Item number: 21527X
Developing Virtuosity is a supplemental string teaching
method that reinforces rudimentary skills while addressing many of the National
Standards for Music Education.It
follows the instructional sequence used in most method books for beginning
string players, and augments those books through its extensive offering of
diverse performance pieces.The
material is further supported by full performance and accompaniment CD
accompaniment parts are also included.
Volume 1 - Begins with open strings and basic notation,
rhythms, and bowing skills. New notes, notation, and bowing skills are added in
Volume 2 - Continues the development of playing skills found
in Volume 1 and progresses to more complex rhythms, left-hand finger patterns
and techniques, bowing techniques, and preparation for shifting.
Volume 3 - This volume continues to develop playing skills
found in Volume 2 and advances the student through more rigorous and lengthy
literature. Instrument-specific selections promote performance, reinforcing
shifting skills, more advanced bowing techniques, and complex and
Pop Hits for String Quartet: New Slang (The Shins) and Yellow (Coldplay)
Two of alternative rock's best known ballads are translated into concise arrangements that capture the dynamic power of Coldplay's "Yellow" and the quiet melodicism of the Shins' "New Slang". Score and Parts arranged by Eric Gorfain.
Title: Pop Hits for String Quartet: New Slang and Yellow; Published by: String Letter Publishing, Item number: HL00842384 or 00842384