Book 3: 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 3, By Dillon/Kjelland/O'Reilly, Published by Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.
Two Octave Scales and Bowings is a helpful and fresh look at scales and bowings for budding string players and is recommended by the ASTA Certificate Program for Strings. Included for each major and minor scale are: a two octave scale; a scale played on one string; arpeggios; a chromatic scale; and the scale in octaves, thirds and sixths. Bowings covered include détaché, legato, martelé, staccato, ricochet, collé, spiccato and sautillé.
Lifetime mariachi performer and educator John Nieto joins Bob Phillips to provide authentic orchestral settings of familiar, traditional tunes for string orchestra alone, mariachi band alone or string orchestra and mariachi band together. Trumpet and Rhythm books are available to provide optional parts for trumpet, guitar, guitarron, vihuela, piano and harp. Historical background and ideas for arrangements are provided in the Teacher's Manual. Each string book contains the melody and the melodic harmony, accompaniment or bass part as appropriate. All the text within the Student and Teacher's books is in both Spanish and English.
Title: Mariachi Philharmonic, By Phillips, Bob and Nieto, John, Published by Highland/Etling
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
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.
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