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.
Bach and Before for Strings contains the same 19 chorales as Bach and Before for Band. Newly set in string-friendly keys, the string book cannot be used in conjunction with the band book. However, the book does provide material that is easily tailored to all string ensembles. Because each part book includes all four voice parts (soprano, alto, tenor, and bass) there are unlimited opportunities to introduce unison playing to the string orchestra. Unison playing is the most efficient way to improve the overall quality of a string orchestra's sound, and is the foundation of playing in-tune. The chorales range in difficulty from very easy to very sophisticated and are suitable for year two through high school string orchestras.
Title: Bach and Before for Strings, Edited by David Newell, Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Co.
A collection of holiday favorites with mix & match melody/harmony and instrumentation options. Interchangeable parts offer performance and practice variations within the different string sections and encourage musicians of varying ability to play together. The optional CD features original accompaniments with string ensemble and piano.
Sing We Noel
O Come, Little Children
Jolly Old St. Nicholas
Still, Still, Still
Silent Night Country Swing
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Title: Holiday Hits, Published by Stars and Strings Forever
More than just a Method! This is a tool designed to meet the needs of every orchestra director and student. It is the only orchestra curriculum of its kind that provides music educators at all levels with easy-to-use, exciting tools to meet daily classroom challenges and bring new vibrancy to teaching music. Some highlights from the course include: It was built from the National Standards for Music Education: Scripted lessons and embedded assessments throughout: "Four-Fingers-Down" start for every instrument: Separate but simultaneous development of both hands: Bass begins in III position developing early shifting: Full teacher lesson plans: A comprehensive Teacher Resource Guide: Web site support for teachers, students and parents: At home assignments that provide guided practice and encourage parent and family involvement: Each student book comes with a CD: Units include timelines, listening maps, fine art, composer photos, glossary and so much more.
Authors: Kathleen DeBerry Brungard, Michael Alexander, Gerald Anderson, and Sandra Dackow