Lifetime mariachi performer and educator John Nieto joins Bob Phillips to provide authentic orchestral settings of familiar, traditional tunes for string orchestra alone, mariachi band alone or string orchestra and mariachi band together. Trumpet and Rhythm books are available to provide optional parts for trumpet, guitar, guitarron, vihuela, piano and harp. Historical background and ideas for arrangements are provided in the Teacher's Manual. Each string book contains the melody and the melodic harmony, accompaniment or bass part as appropriate. All the text within the Student and Teacher's books is in both Spanish and English.
Title: Mariachi Philharmonic, By Phillips, Bob and Nieto, John, Published by Highland/Etling
Rhythm Techniques for Superior Musical Performance
This comprehensive technique and musicianship book will help develop, improve, and solidify the rhythmic accuracy of your students individually and as an ensemble. The exercises, songs, and etudes, along with their accompanying rhythmic counterparts and variations, have been carefully selected to enable students and orchestras to explore fundamental skills related to rhythmic development. Emphasis is placed on understanding and learning to play basic rhythmic units correctly with both the right hand and the left hand, while the order and flexibility of the materials allows you to focus on the skills needed most.
15 songs from the timeless children's cartoon series arranged for solo instrumentalists. Includes an enhanced Play-Along CD that when used on a Mac or PC can adjust the recording to any tempo without changing the pitch.
Christmas Instrumental Solos: Popular Christmas Songs
These arrangements are completely compatible with each other and can be played together or as solos. Each book features a specially designed piano accompaniment that can be easily played by a teacher or intermediate piano students, and a carefully crafted removable part, complete with bowings, articulations, and keys well suited for the Level 2-3 player. A fully orchestrated accompaniment CD is also provided. Each song on the CD includes a DEMO track, which features a live string performance, followed by the PLAY-ALONG track by itself.
Do They Know It's Christmas
Grown-up Christmas List
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Jingle Bell Rock
O Christmas Tree (O Tannenbaum)
Santa Claus is Comin' to Town
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch
Title: Christmas Instrumental Solos: Popular Christmas Songs, Published by Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.
The second volume in this popular series, Uni-Tunes II is an elementary to intermediate-level supplement that reinforces note reading and finger patterns in the keys of F Major, d minor, Bb Major, g minor, Eb Major, and c minor. The minor sections include the natural/pure, melodic, and harmonic forms of the minor scale. Each of the Major key sections and minor key sections feature unison exercises and harmonized etudes. The last portion of Uni-Tunes II includes one-octave scales in each of the keys featured. Great reinforcement and students will love the full-color illustrations.
Title: Uni-Tunes Volume 2, By Nunez, Carold, Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Co.
Solo arrangements with CD accompaniment for 13 tunes from the hit video game played in basements and living rooms across the nation. The CD may be played on any CD player. For PC and MAC use, the CD is enhanced with tempo adjusting software and can be played at any tempo without changing the pitch.