First Things First S'More Elementary Level Ensembles
This is a follow up to the First Things First Series. Contains a collection of traditional folk songs, classical themes and rounds representing cultures and styles from around the world. It is slightly more advanced than the first series. Each instrument part includes a melody and harmony line.
Title: First Things First S'More Elementary Level Ensembles, By Frost, Robert S., Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Co.
My First Progressive Duets for Strings is written to be the primer for volume 1 of Carl Fischer's Progressive Duets. Arranged in a progressive format, this collection contains easy songs in the first position and includes American folk tunes, easy classical arrangements, and more. These duets can be played in any combination of instruments.
My First Simandl: For the Developing Double Bass Student
An introduction to the elements of the famous etudes presented in a logical manner and in a format for developing students to use. This book will improve the technical facility and musicianship of the younger bassist the way the Simandl etudes have for over a century.
Title: My First Simandl: For the Developing Double Bass Student, By Simandl, Franz, Edited by Amy Rosen and William Eckfeld, Published by Carl Fischer, Item number: BF26
Strings For All: Pops is a welcomed addition to the popular "...For All" series. Each book is in four-line score form, so parts can be played by any members of the string family: violin, viola, cello, or string bass. All songs are in familiar keys, and bowings are included. Songs can be played as a solo or with a large group. An optional score/piano accompaniment book is also available.
Any Way You Want It
Over the Rainbow
Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Gimme Some Lovin'
Hedwig's Theme (From Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone)
Paint It Black
(I Cant' Get No) Satisfaction
Don't Stop Believing
James Bond Theme
Theme From Ice Castles (Through the Eyes of Love)
This series contains a collection of tunes that can be taught equally well in class or private lessons. Each unit contains a tune, written out solos, backgrounds, bass lines and parts for piano and percussion (or use the play-along CD). Beginning improvisation is developed through the use of preparatory pages and aural echoes on the CD. Improvisation is possible, but not required, for a successful performance.
Title: Jazz Philharmonic, Edited by Sabien, Randy and Phillips, Bob, Published by Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.
This is the follow-up to the original Jazz Philharmonic Series. It gives students even more beginning through advanced jazz charts to expose them to the world of jazz. Each unit contains a tune, notated solos, backgrounds, bass lines, and parts for piano and percussion. The optional CD provides a professional accompaniment for solos or improvisation.
Title: Jazz Philharmonic Second Set (Book 2), By Sabien, R. and Phillips, B., Published by Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.
This exciting method includes many "new directions", including equal integration of all instruments and a tetrachord-based approach to support proper development of the left hand. Discover the abundance of assessment opportunities, attention to bow control, and the incredible music that will surely motivate your students!
Includes 2 Play-Along CDs with each student book Teacher's manual includes CDs as well
Posture directions specific to each instrument
Two Bass positions offered, either Simandl first position (Position A), or a higher position (Position D)
A tetra-chord based approach to support proper development of the left hand
Ensemble opportunities introduced early in the book
Systematic experience with the National Standards
Title: New Directions for Strings, Published by The FJH Music Co., Inc.
A collection of popular movie 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 Method Books. Conductor's score includes CD.
Includes: Chariots Of Fire, Apollo 13, Theme From E.T., Forrest Gump Theme, The John Dunbar Theme, Jurassic Park, The Man From Snowy River, Mission: Impossible Theme, Raiders March, Somewhere Out There, and Star Trek-The Motion Picture.