Treat your students to an unforgettable journey through string playing with String Explorer, the exciting new string method from Highland/Etling and renowned string pedagogues and authors Andrew Dabczynski, Richard Meyer and Bob Phillips.
With a unique, full-color look and fun approach, String Explorer is sure to motivate both students and teachers in any group or individual setting! Join adventurers and tour guides Arco Dakota and Rosalyn Le Bow as they guide your students along the path to successful string playing.
Title: String Explorer, By Dabczynski; Meyer; Phillips, Published by Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.
An easy-to-teach, straight forward string method. A unique letter-note style of music notation is used to ensure a smooth transition from rote to note reading. Students are quickly introduced to ensemble playing through a wide variety of fun-to-play melodies, keys and modes. Strictly Strings features a carefully prepared lesson sequence which develops all players' abilities equally.
Title: Strictly Strings: Book 1, By Dillon/Kjelland/O'Reilly, Published by Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.
This series of workbooks for beginning and intermediate players is designed to save rehearsal time by keeping classroom explanation to a minimum. Published in separate books for each of the stringed instruments, the take-home assignments stress the names of notes, finger patterns, scales, key signatures, terms and symbols, and other information necessary to prepare the string player thoroughly for orchestra participation.
Title: Workbook for Strings, Edited by Etling, Published by Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.
Because a fine orchestra depends on fine players, Solo Time for Strings emphasizes individual accomplishment, progress, and achievement while preparing young students for participation in a school orchestra. The series teaches reading in conjunction with note learning, enabling students to start playing melodies as soon as possible, and is appropriate for class or individual instruction.
Title: Solo Time for Strings: Book 4, Published by Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.
The authors of the acclaimed Fiddlers Philharmonic have done it again with Fiddlers Philharmonic Encore! On a similar level as the first book, Fiddlers Philharmonic Encore! Enables the entire orchestra to experience the fun and excitement of traditional folk fiddling. Follows the same format as the first series.
Title: Fiddlers Philharmonic Encore, Edited by Dabczynski, Andrew H. and Phillips, Bob, Published by Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.
A versatile, fun series intended for like or mixed instruments to perform in any combination of instruments, regardless of skill level. All books are in score format with each line increasing in difficulty from Grade 1 to Grade 3-4. Perfect for concerts with family and friends, recitals, auditions, and festivals.
Singin' in the Rain
Twistin' the Night Away
We're Off to See the Wizard
Be Our Guest
Wonka's Welcome Song
Can You Read My Mind?
Everything I Do
I Don't Want to Miss a Thing
Living in America
Gonna Fly Now
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
Pop Duets for All is a versatile, educational, and fun series intended for like or mixed instruments to perform in any size group or combination of instruments. All books are in score format with each line increasing in difficulty from Grade 1 to Grade 3-4. Alternate passages and notation are included to suit instrumental ranges. With no page turns required, the songs and measures are consistent which makes finding rehearsal points quick and convenient. Perfect for concerts with family and friends, recitals, auditions, and festivals.
I Got Rhythm
What'd I Say
Over the Rainbow
The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down
Scooby Doo, Where Are You?
The Lion Sleeps Tonight
Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini
(Meet) The Flintstones
Bang the Drum All Day
Theme from New York, New York
You're the One That I Want
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.
A comprehensive supplement for classroom or studio in a unique format, Sight-Read It for Strings will develop consistent reading habits and improve sight-reading for violin, viola, cello and bass students. Using a non-sequential unit format, materials are flexible and can be individualized. Each unit includes assesment tools, with a pre-test, unison exercises, a post-test and a three-part ensemble to "put it all together."
Sight-Read It for Strings develops consistent reading habits by addressing:
Counting systems and rhythm identification; Identification of musical and non-musical cues; Identification of musical patterns; Awareness of the music page layout (the "road map"); Special reading issues not necessarily related to notes.
Title: Sight-Read It for Strings, Edited by Andrew Dabczynski, Richard Meyer & Bob Phillips, Published by Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.
Movie Quartets for All is a versatile, educational, and fun series intended for like or mixed instruments to perform in any size group or combination of instruments. All books are in score format with each line increasing in difficulty from Grade 1 to Grade 3-4. Perfect for concerts with family and friends, recitals, auditions, and festivals.
Over the Rainbow
And All That Jazz
The Magnificent Seven
Theme from A Summer Place
Eye of the Tiger
There You'll Be
Blues in the Night
The Pink Panther
You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch
Parade of Charioteers