This collection features 24 hymns familiar to many religious denominations. Traditional harmonizations have been used so that instrumentalists can easily accompany church choirs. Eash string instrument has the melody plus additional harmony lines, and wind and brass instruments have selected melody and harmony lines as well. A keyboard/guitar part is also provided allowing for maximum flexibility.
Title: Sacred Settings, By Frost, Robert S., Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Co.
A collection of folk songs, classical themes, rounds, and original compositions arranged in such a way as to be extremely versatile in meeting the needs of the beginning level string orchestra. Each instrument has the melody line as well as additional harmony lines. By using all the parts a string orchestra is achieved. With the addition of piano, any size string class can successfully perform these selections.
Title: Primo Encores Elementary Level Ensembles, By Frost, Robert S., Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Co.
Introduction to Artistry in Strings is the perfect gateway to establish solid technique and expressive music making for the young beginner. This comprehensive new primer-level book is designed for group or private instruction. Pulse, meter, and counting skills are emphasized from the very beginning and throughout. Each book includes an Accompaniment CD, ideal for student motivation and rhythmic development.
Title: Introduction to Artistry in Strings, By Frost, Robert S., Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Co.
The comprehensive approach of Artistry in Strings
provides all the basic tools necessary for establishing solid technique
and expressive music making! Perfect for classroom, group, or private
instruction. Each book includes music theory, composition, listening
exercise, improvisation, ensemble performances, and interdisciplinary
studies for a well-rounded approach. Music styles include classical,
jazz, country, rock and folk music from a variety of cultures around the
Book 1 provides the well-rounded approach students need to become successful string players and
overall musicians. Bowing curriculum begins immediately to encourage
the physical development needed for strong bowing technique. Note
reading right from the start allows students to develop strong reading
skills. Rhythm Charts feature rhythmic word associations for quick
comprehension and long-term retention.
Title: Artistry in Strings, By Frost, Robert S., Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Co.
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.
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.
Rhythm Techniques for Superior Musical Performance
This comprehensive technique and musicianship book will help develop, improve, and solidify the rhythmic accuracy of your students individually and as an ensemble. The exercises, songs, and etudes, along with their accompanying rhythmic counterparts and variations, have been carefully selected to enable students and orchestras to explore fundamental skills related to rhythmic development. Emphasis is placed on understanding and learning to play basic rhythmic units correctly with both the right hand and the left hand, while the order and flexibility of the materials allows you to focus on the skills needed most.