A series of familiar favorites for beginners with a jazz/pop play-along CD. Designed to use the beginning fingerings learned on the A and D strings for violin, viola and cello, and the G and D strings for the bass. Popular melodies such as: Are You Sleeping; Jingle Bells; When the Saints Go Marching In and so many more.
Title: Fun Tunes for Strings, Edited by Bud Caputo, Published by Carl Fischer
This collection contains 16 traditional fiddling tunes from across North America. They are arranged in a theme and variation format, typical of American fiddling. The authentic fiddling style harmonies are written so that various combinations from solo instrument with piano to duets and trios to full string quartet/orchestra are possible. Includes melody (solo),harmony and piano accompaniment. American Fiddle Tunes for Solo and Ensemble books are written as ensemble books, so they can be played as solo books with piano accompaniment or together as ensemble.
Title: American Fiddle Tunes for Solo and Ensemble, Edited by Craig Duncan, Published by Mel Bay Publications
In the Pocket offers nine pieces from Richie Cannata's new self-titled CD in a variety of styles, each clearly notated for melodies, chords, and scale forms. Each piece also has a theory worksheet for additional study. But it is the included DVD that makes In the Pocket shine - professionally recorded in a state-of-the-art studio with top-tier musicians, the play-along tracks let you "sit in" with the best. An included video round-table discussion gives plenty of background and playing tips for each piece, setting the stage for beginning improvisation or advanced players.
A method designed for string orchestra or individual instruction, which orients beginning students to all four strings right from the start. This innovative new approach to teaching strings features melodies and exercises on all strings reinforcing each new concept introduced. Superb photographs and fingering charts throughout the book, diverse performance ensembles, and creative theory and improvisation games complete the total musical experiance for today's string students.
Title: Spotlight on Strings: Book 2, Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Co.
An elementary level supplement that reinforces note reading and basic finger patterns in the keys of D, G and C major. Each of the three major key sections features 28 lines of unison exercises and one unison string orchestra composition with a piano accompaniment. The last portion of Uni-Tunes features D, G, and C major one-octave scales, scale variations and broken thirds.
Title: Uni-Tunes, By Nunez, Carold, Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Co.
A collection of 50 short pieces which have been compiled and arranged for intermediate string ensembles of all sizes. It features a wide variety of music offering many opportunities to improve and strenghthen intonation.
Title: Fine Tuning, By Spinosa and Rusch, Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Co.
The Authentic Course of Study for Traditional Mariachi Ensemble. Twelve classic Mariachi songs are featured in this unique new method. The step-by-step pedagogy ensures success. Each song is preceded by graduated exercises to help students learn to play in the correct style-from ranchera valseada to son jaliscience. The Enhanced CD with accompaniments, included with each student book, is ideal for home practice. Songs include De Colores, La Bamba, La Llorona, Tristes Recuerdos, El Caballito and more.
Title: Mariachi Mastery, By Nevin, Jeff, Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Co.
The second volume in this popular series, Uni-Tunes II is an elementary to intermediate-level supplement that reinforces note reading and finger patterns in the keys of F Major, d minor, Bb Major, g minor, Eb Major, and c minor. The minor sections include the natural/pure, melodic, and harmonic forms of the minor scale. Each of the Major key sections and minor key sections feature unison exercises and harmonized etudes. The last portion of Uni-Tunes II includes one-octave scales in each of the keys featured. Great reinforcement and students will love the full-color illustrations.
Title: Uni-Tunes Volume 2, By Nunez, Carold, Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Co.
The 'Paganini of the double bass' grew up in Venice, but moved to London as an adult. It is there that he probably wrote the twelve waltzes. They are quite likely the earliest surviving works for double bass solo. These charming pieces have until now not been published in their entirety. Despite their virtuosic impression, the technical hurdles can be comfortably mastered; the pieces are therefore not only suited for the concert hall but are also perfect encores.
Title: Twelve Waltzes for Double Bass Solo, By Dragonetti, Domenico, Edited by Tobias Gockler, Published by G. Henle Urtext Editions, Item number: HN847