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
A collection of patriotic songs which can be played by the entire string group or by individual soloists with optional CD accompaniment. Each song is correlated with a specific level in the Essential Elements series, Book 1 and 2. Includes: America, the Beautiful ; Anchors Aweigh ; Battle Hymn of the Republic ; The Caissons Go Rolling Along ; God Bless America ; Hymn to the Fallen ; Marine's Hymn ; My Country, 'Tis of Thee (America) ; The Patriot ; The Star Spangled Banner ; Stars and Stripes Forever ; This Is My Country ; Yankee Doodle.
Title: Patriotic Favorites, Edited by John Moss, Published by Hal Leonard
Explore the calendar with your students with this ensemble book of accessible, fun tunes for many of the major holidays. Exploring Ensembles contains 12 concert-appropriate Grade One Ensembles that feature music celebrating holidays from the U.S. and around the world, providing a wonderful collection of multi-cultural music for small ensemble or string orchestras. Contains music for Halloween; Thanksgiving; Martin Luther King Jr. Day; St. Patrick's Day; Cinco de Mayo; Fourth of July; Graduation March and more. A supplement to the String Explorer series.
Title: Exploring Ensembles: Holidays and Celebrations, Edited by Dabczynski/Meyer/Phillips, Published by Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.