For the development of technical skills and improved intonation
A full collection of scales, chorales, etudes, and an expanded alternative styles section all in one book! One and two octave scale patterns. Four-part harmonization studies and chorales make this series perfect for any string class.
Major, natural minor and melodic minor
Improvisation loops, studies and tunes for training in alternative styles
This series of workbooks for beginning and intermediate players is designed to save rehearsal time by keeping classroom explanation to a minimum. Published in separate books for each of the stringed instruments, the take-home assignments stress the names of notes, finger patterns, scales, key signatures, terms and symbols, and other information necessary to prepare the string player thoroughly for orchestra participation.
Title: Workbook for Strings, Edited by Etling, Published by Alfred Publishing Co., 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.
Book Two. A collection of original unison compositions for beginning and intermediate string students. Great for teaching fundamental string skills. For use in the classroom and in private lessons as supplementary material or as an alternative to existing method books.
Title: Concert Tunes for Intermediate Strings: Book 2, By Brubaker, Dale, Published by JLJ Music Publishing
This collection features 24 hymns familiar to many religious denominations. Traditional harmonizations have been used so that instrumentalists can easily accompany church choirs. Eash string instrument has the melody plus additional harmony lines, and wind and brass instruments have selected melody and harmony lines as well. A keyboard/guitar part is also provided allowing for maximum flexibility.
Title: Sacred Settings, By Frost, Robert S., Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Co.
Following the highly successful publication, Strings Extraordinaire!,
this new collection offers 25 extraordinary arrangements for Christmas, Chanukah, and wintertime. Like its predecessor, Holidays Extraordinaire! is a progressive collection designed for students of different playing levels. All pieces are scored with an advanced and beginning part for each instrument, while being progressively ordered throughout. Two selections (0 Sanctissima and Silent Night) feature a special advanced obbligato part.
Title: Holidays Extraordinaire!, Edited by Deborah Baker Monday and Janice L. McAllister, Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Co.
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 4, Published by Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.
String Basics: Steps to Success for String Orchestra, Book 2.
Steps to Success for String Orchestra is a comprehensive method for
beginning string classes. Utilizing technical exercises, music from around the
world, classical themes by the masters, and original compositions, students
will learn to play their string instruments in an orchestra. Step-by-step
sequences of instruction will prove invaluable as students learn to hold their
instrument and bow, finger new notes, count different rhythms, read music
notation, and more.
full-color photographs and fingering chart diagrams introduce playing
positions, bow hold and bowing, and left hand finger patterns.
rounds, trios, and orchestra arrangements develop student's ability to
play in an ensemble setting right away.
Practice Studio is a unique and trendsetting downloadable resource
containing a wealth of supporting biographical, historical, and cultural
information; photos, maps, artwork, audio samples, video and more.
Lessons offer students and teachers a comprehensive, step-by-step look
at concepts taught throughout String
& Composition offers students hands-on experiences to better
understand what they see and hear by actually learning to notate music and
compose simple melodic lines.
Teacher's Edition provides successful teaching strategies as they
pertain to the material introduced throughout String Basics. Also available to teachers is the Interactive
Teacher's studio, offering even more helpful tips and strategies.
A comprehensive, friendly, and effective course of study for the development of vibrato on violin, viola, cello, and string bass in group or private instruction. Its upbeat style and dialogue, and contemporary design, gently guides students through a five-section curriculum: Vibrato Readiness, The Birth of a Vibrato, The Developing Vibrato, The Maturing Vibrato, The Artistic Vibrato. All teachers of string instruments will find Viva Vibrato! user friendly, whether in a private studio or in a homogeneous or heterogeneous string class. And now available, the VHS format video, "The Art of Vibrato" by Gerald Fischbach. See video section, or use catalog number K96VHS.
Title: Viva Vibrato!, By Frost and Fischbach, Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Co.