Explore the calendar with your students with this ensemble book of accessible, fun tunes for many of the major holidays. Exploring Ensembles contains 12 concert-appropriate Grade One Ensembles that feature music celebrating holidays from the U.S. and around the world, providing a wonderful collection of multi-cultural music for small ensemble or string orchestras. Contains music for Halloween; Thanksgiving; Martin Luther King Jr. Day; St. Patrick's Day; Cinco de Mayo; Fourth of July; Graduation March and more. A supplement to the String Explorer series.
Title: Exploring Ensembles: Holidays and Celebrations, Edited by Dabczynski/Meyer/Phillips, Published by Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.
The ABCs of Violin is a method that is fun and educational for both children and adults. The series starts with a book for the absolute beginner and uses a repertoire of classical, popular and original melodies. The books are designed to advance students gradually, logically and thoroughly. This allows the student to reach a level of playing proficiency in a way that makes learning easy and fun. Each level has its own companion book of easy piano accompaniments for study and recital performance.
Two Octave Scales and Bowings is a helpful and fresh look at scales and bowings for budding string players and is recommended by the ASTA Certificate Program for Strings. Included for each major and minor scale are: a two octave scale; a scale played on one string; arpeggios; a chromatic scale; and the scale in octaves, thirds and sixths. Bowings covered include détaché, legato, martelé, staccato, ricochet, collé, spiccato and sautillé.
Instructional Video or DVD. This series will take you from opening your case for the first time to playing a simple tune. You will learn important information on how to care for and maintain your instrument, how to properly hold your instrument and bow, your first steps to developing the rich, full tone you want. You will be exposed to some of the interesting history of the instrument and learn the basic finger patterns used when playing major scales. It's the perfect tape for the new beginner or as a refresher.
Title: Ultimate Beginner Series:Video or DVD, Published by Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.
The Fiddle Series provides a valuable resource of fiddle tunes for anyone interested in this style of music. The authors, music instructors, include various makings (bar numbers, fingerings, and bowings) which are helpful in teaching, especially in group situations. Several of the tunes in this collection includes parts for two violins. The tunes in this book have been recorded by the Calgary Fiddlers and are available on CD. On the recording, the tunes have been grouped into medleys which follow the order of the book.
Title: The Fiddle Club Book 2 (Barrage), Published by Mel Bay Publications