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
This collection contains 16 traditional fiddling tunes from across North America. They are arranged in a theme and variation format, typical of American fiddling. The authentic fiddling style harmonies are written so that various combinations from solo instrument with piano to duets and trios to full string quartet/orchestra are possible. Includes melody (solo),harmony and piano accompaniment. American Fiddle Tunes for Solo and Ensemble books are written as ensemble books, so they can be played as solo books with piano accompaniment or together as ensemble.
Title: American Fiddle Tunes for Solo and Ensemble, Edited by Craig Duncan, Published by Mel Bay Publications
A method designed for string orchestra or individual instruction, which orients beginning students to all four strings right from the start. This innovative new approach to teaching strings features melodies and exercises on all strings reinforcing each new concept introduced. Superb photographs and fingering charts throughout the book, diverse performance ensembles, and creative theory and improvisation games complete the total musical experiance for today's string students.
Title: Spotlight on Strings: Book 2, Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Co.
An elementary level supplement that reinforces note reading and basic finger patterns in the keys of D, G and C major. Each of the three major key sections features 28 lines of unison exercises and one unison string orchestra composition with a piano accompaniment. The last portion of Uni-Tunes features D, G, and C major one-octave scales, scale variations and broken thirds.
Title: Uni-Tunes, By Nunez, Carold, Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Co.