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.
This classic book offers studies of scales and arpeggios in all of their various bowed, fingered and rhythmic combinations, with excellent exercises progressing in difficulty and encompassing four octaves. A great resource for teachers of students at all levels!
Title: Violoncello Technique, By Yampolsky, Mark, Edited by Epperson, Gordon, Published by Hal Leonard, Item number: 123247
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.