Folk Strings is a collection of folk melodies from around the world arranged for strings. This collection includes melodies in a variety of moods and with rhythmic patterns which are representative of their country of origin. The arrangements in Folk Strings can be effective with players at a variety of levels. Less experienced players can play the melody line. In order to provide maximum flexibility, the collection is available in a number of instrumentations. The melody is passed around so that all members of the ensemble can have the opportunity to play the tune. Score and parts are marked with "Melody" and "Harmony" to help players bring out the melody at the appropriate moment.
Title: Folk Strings, Edited by Martin, Joanne, Published by Summy-Birchard Inc.
More than just a Method! Built from the National Standards for Music Education, this series offers students and teachers an easy-to-use, exciting curriculum that meets daily classroom challenges. Highlights include: a "Four-Fingers-Down" start for every instrument, simultaneous development of both hands, and early shifting. Each student book includes a CD, musical timelines, composer bios, a glossary, and more. Convenient lesson plans included in the Teacher Resource Guide and web support available for teachers, students, and parents.
Authors: Kathleen DeBerry Brungard, Michael Alexander, Gerald Anderson, and Sandra Dackow
19 Christmas favorites playable by two of the same C instruments.
Chordal accompaniment provided by guitar, piano or other harmony
instrument, or a combination of violins, violas or cello/bass. Each
arrangement features melody, harmony, and chords.
Book 2. Ensemble arrangements of 14 classic favorites that correlate with Book 2 of Strictly Strings. Each instrument may play part A (the melody) or part B (harmony part for violin and viola; bass part for cello or bass). Grade 2.
Title: Strictly Classics: Book 2, Edited by O'Reilly, Published by Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.
Sound Innovations is a revolutionary new method for string orchestra that combines time-tested educational concepts, input from thousands of teachers, and advances in modern technology. Using solid pedagogy that follows state and national music education standards, the method can be customized by teachers to use their own experiences in creating the best approach for their classroom.
Master Classes with expert musicians and teachers on DVD
Recorded melody examples and play-along accompaniments in mp3 format for every line of music
The first 100 lines of music are Free in SmartMusic
Clean page layout for quick identification of concepts
Clear, focused goals presented with each exercise
Six levels of lessons to provide benchmarks of progress
Uncomplicated approach to introducing and reinforcing rhythm and other concepts
Also available: Director's Choice Edition, which includes everything in the standard edition plus the opportunity to customize the method to suit your program's needs. Visit alfred.com/soundinnovations for more details.
String Techniques for Superior Musical Performance
This comprehensive book provides an abundance of enjoyable repertoire, results-driven exercises (including scales, etudes, chorales, classical repertoire, and more) that will help your students develop solid, accurate technique. Perfect for intermediate level students in class or private studio settings.
Section 1: Technique, Tone, and Tuning
Section 2: Major and Minor Keys
Section 3: Etudes and Bowing Styles
Title: String Techniques for Superior Musical Performance, By Frost, Robert S., Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Co.