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 Book 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
by Abby Newton. Includes Catskill Mountain Air, Loftus Jones, Sister Jean, Tarboltan Lodge, Crossing to Ireland, Independence Trail and many more traditional tunes. Written in bass clef. Late intermediate to advanced level. 31 pgs.
Title: Crossing To Scotland: Celtic Music For Cello, Published by Mel Bay Publications
Of size and style to slip easily into a pocket or instrument case, John Robert Brown's Concise Guide to Musical Terms contains most words and terms that will be encountered by the classical, jazz or pop musician in the classroom, rehearsal room or recording studio. Essential expressions, instructions and technical messages from a variety of languages are defined within these pages, in a reference book which combines clarity and precision with scholarly insight. With its convenient pocket format, this book will fulfill a vital role for the widest possible range of readers.
Title: A Concise Guide to Musical Terms, By Brown, John Robert, Edited by Graham and Beth Wade, Published by Mel Bay Publications, Item number: 98419
Shinichi Suzuki's philosophy struck such a responsive chord in Dr. Masaaki Honda that he has since devoted himself to spreading Suzuki's ideas of teaching and learning throughout the world.
With warmth and humor Dr. Honda tells of concert tours with the phenomenal child musicians trained by Suzuki, and of his own life back and forth between two cultures. 289 pages, illustrated with photos.
Title: Suzuki Changed My Life, By Honda, Dr. Masaaki, Published by Summy-Birchard Inc., Item number: B55