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.
This virtuosic piece by composer/bassist Deak combines narration and music in an attempt to rehabilitate the reputation of the unhappy villain of many childhood tales. With wit and a non-preachy seriousness, Deak shows us that even "big bad wolves" have feelings and a right to their place in the order of things. A challenging piece for the accomplished player, B.B Wolf will delight children and adults alike.
Title: B.B. Wolf for Solo Bass/Narrator, By Deak, Jon, Published by Carl Fischer, Item number: B3397
77 Baroque Basslines for Double Bass (Cello or Viola da Gamba)
The Frederick Zimmermann Memorial Series for Double Bass
This collection of "etudes", drawn from the basso continuo parts of various Baroque sonatas for flute and keyboard, as well as the chorales of J.S. Bach, provide musical and technical value to the student and aspiring professional performer on the double bass. Compiled and edited by Lucas Drew.
All over the world, younger and younger music students are choosing the double bass as their instrument. This volume is designed specifically for music school pupils, as a supplement to the material in double bass tutors, to make their studies more varied and enjoyable. In many education programs even children of 7 or 8 are learning the double bass, so there can be big differences in the level of students' prior musical and instrumental skills. Therefore, this edition leaves it to the specialist teacher to work out the bowings and the fingering system.
Title: Repertoire for Double Bass for Music Schools, Published by Editio Musica Budapest, Item number: 50485515