A comprehensive supplement for classroom or studio in a unique format, Sight-Read It for Strings will develop consistent reading habits and improve sight-reading for violin, viola, cello and bass students. Using a non-sequential unit format, materials are flexible and can be individualized. Each unit includes assesment tools, with a pre-test, unison exercises, a post-test and a three-part ensemble to "put it all together."
Sight-Read It for Strings develops consistent reading habits by addressing:
Counting systems and rhythm identification; Identification of musical and non-musical cues; Identification of musical patterns; Awareness of the music page layout (the "road map"); Special reading issues not necessarily related to notes.
Title: Sight-Read It for Strings, Edited by Andrew Dabczynski, Richard Meyer & Bob Phillips, Published by Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.
Movie Quartets for All is a versatile, educational, and fun series intended for like or mixed instruments to perform in any size group or combination of instruments. All books are in score format with each line increasing in difficulty from Grade 1 to Grade 3-4. Perfect for concerts with family and friends, recitals, auditions, and festivals.
Over the Rainbow
And All That Jazz
The Magnificent Seven
Theme from A Summer Place
Eye of the Tiger
There You'll Be
Blues in the Night
The Pink Panther
You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch
Parade of Charioteers
Book 2: 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 2, By Dillon/Kjelland/O'Reilly, Published by Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.
By Lorely Zgonc. For individual or group lessons. This multifaceted string training curriculum targets visual, auditory and kinesthetic learning styles. Optional CD's provide extensive opportunities for practice and performance. Theme-based collections of favorite songs feature mix and match melody/harmony and instrumentation options, allowing musicians of varying playing abilities to perform together. Interchangeable parts present unique performance variations within the different string sections.
Title: Stars and Strings Forever, By Zgonc, Lorely, Published by Stars and Strings Forever
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)