These easy-to-read, progressive exercises by Joanne Martin develop a student's reading skills one stage at a time, with many repetitions at each stage. I Can Read Music is designed as a first note-reading book for students of string instruments who have learned to play using an aural approach such as the Suzuki Method, or for traditionally taught students who need extra note reading practice. Its presentation of new ideas is clear enough that it can be used daily at home by quite young children and their parents, with the teacher checking progress every week or two.
Title: I Can Read Music, By Martin, Joanne, Published by Summy-Birchard Inc.
This collection of well-known Christmas and Chanukah melodies is perfect for any gathering of string players, in any configuration. The most accessible keys have been chosen. Players opting for the string quartet or orchestra groupings will find that the melody is passed around so all members of the ensemble have "tune opportunity." Parts are conveniently sold separately, allowing performing groups to mix and match to their own specifications. The piano accompaniment can be used with all the versions. For string quartet or string orchestra.
Jingle Bells in D Major
Joy to the World
Away in a Manger
Jolly Old St. Nicholas
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Jingle Bells in A Major
Lo, How a Rose
O Christmas Tree (O Tannenbaum)
Title: Festive Strings, Edited by Joanne Martin, Published by Summy-Birchard Inc.
This is an eight volume series (in production for several volumes) of music compilations with companion CD's. The series ranges from elementary to advanced levels and represents a truly exciting variety of genres and techniques. This collection offers cellists the opportunity to work in various positions, meters, keys and styles. Many of the works are recognized as stepping stones to the major repertoire, while others are newly published and original pieces.
Title: Solos for Young Cellists, Edited by Carey Cheney, Published by Summy-Birchard Inc.
This book is designed to give students a logical and fun way to learn their way around the fingerboard. Each hand position is introduced with exercises, following which are tuneful cello duets that have been specifically composed to require students to play in that hand position.
Title: Position Pieces for Cello, By Mooney, Rick, Published by Summy-Birchard Inc., Item number: B762
Folk Strings is a collection of folk melodies from around the world arranged for strings. This collection includes melodies in a variety of moods and with rhythmic patterns which are representative of their country of origin. The arrangements in Folk Strings can be effective with players at a variety of levels. Less experienced players can play the melody line. In order to provide maximum flexibility, the collection is available in a number of instrumentations. The melody is passed around so that all members of the ensemble can have the opportunity to play the tune. Score and parts are marked with "Melody" and "Harmony" to help players bring out the melody at the appropriate moment.
Title: Folk Strings, Edited by Martin, Joanne, Published by Summy-Birchard Inc.
"Position Pieces for Cello Book 2" fills the pedagogical gap between the first book of "Position Pieces" and the two "Thumb Position for Cello" books in that it covers the fifth, sixth and seventh positions. "Position Pieces for Cello Book 2" systematically introduces ways to find the correct location of each position and also to understand the various finger patterns required. As with Mr. Mooney's other books this is accomplished in an enjoyable and creative manner through the use of cello duets. With titles like "Surfing Cellos", "Jumping Flea", and "The Happy Certified Public Accountant" these pieces are really fun for students to play! This book will prove to be an indispensable tool for intermediate level cello students.
Title: Position Pieces for Cello: Book 2, By Mooney, Rick, Published by Summy-Birchard Inc., Item number: B20572
Students learn songs more quickly than they learn tunes. These 77 little songs are easy and fun to sing and play. They are graded according to finger patterns and bowings. These pieces will be a great help through the periods of boredom and frustration some students experience. They contain duet parts for teacher or other students and are ideal for group or private teaching. Violin, viola and cello books can all be used together.
This book has been designed to give you a solid understanding of the four basic thumb position fingering patterns. In the first part of the book, each section deals with one pattern. The pieces in the last section have a variety of patterns in them. Includes daily warm-ups for each pattern.
Title: Thumb Position for Cello, By Mooney, Rick, Published by Summy-Birchard Inc., Item number: B763
Magic Carpet: Concert Pieces for the Youngest Beginner
The pieces in Magic Carpet use the same rhythms as the Twinkle Variations in the Suzuki Violin School Volume 1. The first eight pieces in the book are played on open E (or open A), and have an optional melody part, which may be played by teachers or more advanced students. Magic Carpet also includes five pieces which are designed to develop string crossings and finger placement. On the CD each piece is recorded at two speeds. The piano accompaniments and CD accompaniments are exciting and fun to play along with.
Title: Magic Carpet: Concert Pieces for the Youngest Beginner, By Martin, Joanne, Published by Summy-Birchard Inc.