By Lorely Zgonc. For individual or group lessons. This multifaceted string training curriculum targets visual, auditory and kinesthetic learning styles. Optional CD's provide extensive opportunities for practice and performance. Theme-based collections of favorite songs feature mix and match melody/harmony and instrumentation options, allowing musicians of varying playing abilities to perform together. Interchangeable parts present unique performance variations within the different string sections.
Title: Stars and Strings Forever, By Zgonc, Lorely, Published by Stars and Strings Forever
My First Progressive Duets for Strings is written to be the primer for volume 1 of Carl Fischer's Progressive Duets. Arranged in a progressive format, this collection contains easy songs in the first position and includes American folk tunes, easy classical arrangements, and more. These duets can be played in any combination of instruments.
First Things First S'More Elementary Level Ensembles
This is a follow up to the First Things First Series. Contains a collection of traditional folk songs, classical themes and rounds representing cultures and styles from around the world. It is slightly more advanced than the first series. Each instrument part includes a melody and harmony line.
Title: First Things First S'More Elementary Level Ensembles, By Frost, Robert S., Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Co.
Magic Carpet: Concert Pieces for the Youngest Beginner
The pieces in Magic Carpet use the same rhythms as the Twinkle Variations in the Suzuki Violin School Volume 1. The first eight pieces in the book are played on open E (or open A), and have an optional melody part, which may be played by teachers or more advanced students. Magic Carpet also includes five pieces which are designed to develop string crossings and finger placement. On the CD each piece is recorded at two speeds. The piano accompaniments and CD accompaniments are exciting and fun to play along with.
Title: Magic Carpet: Concert Pieces for the Youngest Beginner, By Martin, Joanne, Published by Summy-Birchard Inc.
Ensembles for Cello are cello accompaniment parts for the corresponding Suzuki Cello School Volumes. They are perfect for teachers who do not play piano or are excellent for group classes with students of varying levels. All songs arranged by Rick Mooney
Title: Ensembles for Cello, By Mooney, Rick, Published by Summy-Birchard Inc.
The seven English carols in this collection were written for use in a performance or educational settings. Each one can stand alone, but the variety of one to the next is such that they may be presented in any combination as a set.
Good King Wenceslas
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
What Child is This? (Greensleeves)
Ding Dong Merrily on High
Love Came Down at Christmas / The First Noel (Nowell)
String Festival Solos are economical collections of transcriptions by Samuel Applebaum. In two volumes, the solos are in progressive order of difficulty. Each volume contains nine pieces -- all classic titles in the Applebaum teaching repertoire. Some of these have been hard to find. Volume I progresses from Level 1 to Level 2, Volume II progresses from Level 2 to Level 3. The solos are useful for teaching technique, dynamics, phrasing, and overall musicianship. String Festival Solos are excellent for recitals, auditions and performances for assemblies, concerts or festivals.
Contents Volume I:
In May (Behr)
The Blue Danube Waltz (Strauss)
Smooth Sailing (Konrad)
Kiss Me Again (Herbert)
The Space Waltz (Streabbog)
Dance of the Clowns (Beyer)
Hobgoblin Dance (Biehl)
"High Strung" is Barrage's much anticipated 3rd studio album and features entirely new music written and recorded between 2005 and 2007. This album has a wonderful and engaging mixture of original songs, traditional melodies and some very popular re-workings of classic hits of the past. Compact Disc.
Songs include 1. Amor Perdido 2. Samuel's Vision 3. The Show Goes On 4. Simcha 5. Bolero 6. Devil's Nightmare 7. La Bastringue 8. Asturias 9. A Life Worth Living 10. Ghost Riders 11. Dig A Little Deeper