A comprehensive publication of graded duets that have been skillfully arranged. It is published for all stringed instruments, and is arranged so that it can be performed by any two of these string instruments, making this collection a valuable tool in the school classroom as well as in the private studio. Easy to Medium difficulty.
Title: Progressive Duets: Volume One, Edited by Larry Clark and Doris Gazda, Published by Carl Fischer
This exciting new series presents sequential unison repertoire for string instruments of the orchestra and is intended for use in beginning string classes, group ensembles, and private lesson settings. Harmony parts and bass lines complete the arrangements and are composed so that any mixed string ensemble can perform the pieces. Each instrument book comes with a CD that includes solo performances, string ensemble performances, and piano accompaniment tracks of the featured repertoire.
(Technical Studies And Solo Literature For String Orchestra And Individual Study) by Doris Gazda. This exciting new method includes a well-planned mixture of the technical studies needed for the advancing student with the great music that makes it worthwhile. The following subjects are systematically approached and reinforced by musical examples: first through fifth position, intervals, harmonics and shifting, bowing styles and techniques, vibrato, ornaments and more! This is a great way to help ALL of your players continue to grow and should narrow the gap between those taking outside lessons and those who do not. This is an excellent resource!
Title: High Tech for Strings, By Gazda, Doris, Published by Carl Fischer
Because a fine orchestra depends on fine players, Solo Time for Strings emphasizes individual accomplishment, progress, and achievement while preparing young students for participation in a school orchestra. The series teaches reading in conjunction with note learning, enabling students to start playing melodies as soon as possible, and is appropriate for class or individual instruction.
Title: Solo Time for Strings: Book 2, Edited by Etling and Siennicki, Published by Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.
The goal of this book is to help bassists expand their tonal vocabularies: to learn to make a wide variety of colors and shapes with music. using the famous Franz Wohlfahrt Studies for Violin as the basis, Gaelen Mccormich has selected and edited these etudes to teach and reinforce bowing techniques for the bass. It is a never before seen collection that will greatly enhance the pedagogical repertoire for the instruction of the bass.
A series of familiar favorites for beginners with a jazz/pop play-along CD. Designed to use the beginning fingerings learned on the A and D strings for violin, viola and cello, and the G and D strings for the bass. Popular melodies such as: Are You Sleeping; Jingle Bells; When the Saints Go Marching In and so many more.
Title: Fun Tunes for Strings, Edited by Bud Caputo, Published by Carl Fischer