For the development of technical skills and improved intonation
A full collection of scales, chorales, etudes, and an expanded alternative styles section all in one book! One and two octave scale patterns. Four-part harmonization studies and chorales make this series perfect for any string class.
Major, natural minor and melodic minor
Improvisation loops, studies and tunes for training in alternative styles
String Basics: Steps to Success for String Orchestra, Book 2.
Steps to Success for String Orchestra is a comprehensive method for
beginning string classes. Utilizing technical exercises, music from around the
world, classical themes by the masters, and original compositions, students
will learn to play their string instruments in an orchestra. Step-by-step
sequences of instruction will prove invaluable as students learn to hold their
instrument and bow, finger new notes, count different rhythms, read music
notation, and more.
full-color photographs and fingering chart diagrams introduce playing
positions, bow hold and bowing, and left hand finger patterns.
rounds, trios, and orchestra arrangements develop student's ability to
play in an ensemble setting right away.
Practice Studio is a unique and trendsetting downloadable resource
containing a wealth of supporting biographical, historical, and cultural
information; photos, maps, artwork, audio samples, video and more.
Lessons offer students and teachers a comprehensive, step-by-step look
at concepts taught throughout String
& Composition offers students hands-on experiences to better
understand what they see and hear by actually learning to notate music and
compose simple melodic lines.
Teacher's Edition provides successful teaching strategies as they
pertain to the material introduced throughout String Basics. Also available to teachers is the Interactive
Teacher's studio, offering even more helpful tips and strategies.
50 Duets That Can Be Played by Any Combination of String Instruments Arranged by Doris Gazda and Larry Clark
This collection contains 50 duet arrangements of popular Christmas carols that will be fun to play with any combination of two string instruments. The combination of instruments are almost limitless and the flexibility of these duets makes them a must have for any string player during the Christmas season. Each book contains a melody and harmony line.
These versatile quartets are written so that
they can be performed by any combination of four string instruments. Arranged by
prominent string pedagogue Doris Gazda, these pieces will sound full and
satisfying with only four players all the way up to a full string orchestra. The
selection of music in this collection covers a wide variety of musical styles
that will provide hours of enjoyment and performance options. Progressively
organized by level of difficulty as the performers advance in their skills,
these quartets are a welcome addition to the repertoire of all string
players. Parts sold separately.
Contents include: America, Oh! Susanna, The Wabash Cannonball, Home on the Range, Musette, Viennese Refrain, Chanson Triste and many more.
This collection contains 32 trios that may be played in any combination of string instruments. The collection includes a variety of styles, from classical to folk music to original pieces and they may be used in a variety of settings, from schools to group classes and small chamber ensembles. The flexibility of these trios makes them a must-have for any string player.
Arranged or composed by Larry Clark Transcribed and edited by Doris Gazda
31 duets that can be played in any combination of string instruments. Arranged or composed by Larry Clark. Transcribed and edited by Doris Gazda. Intermediate level.
Packed with 31 duets in a variety of styles, Compatible Duets for Strings is perfect for use in a school setting with students who are especially eager to play music with their friends. Their flexibility makes these duets a must-have for any string player. Contents:
A standards-based, comprehensive string method by Denise
Odegaard, a nationally recognized string educator.Students start with a fingers down approach and lift fingers to
reach the open string.A play-along CD
The goal of this book is to help bassists expand their tonal vocabularies: to learn to make a wide variety of colors and shapes with music. using the famous Franz Wohlfahrt Studies for Violin as the basis, Gaelen Mccormich has selected and edited these etudes to teach and reinforce bowing techniques for the bass. It is a never before seen collection that will greatly enhance the pedagogical repertoire for the instruction of the bass.
Killer Technique: Upright Bass is designed to help open up your
technique. It encourages an approach that will make you think and work
hard in the practice room, but relax while performing. The content is
geared toward an improvisatory approach. The lessons included are
designed for pizzicato playing, but work just as well with arco. You
will find exercises that present challenges to each hand. Above all,
this book stresses that technique is a means to an end: creating