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.
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.