More than just a Method! Built from the National Standards for Music Education, this series offers students and teachers an easy-to-use, exciting curriculum that meets daily classroom challenges. Highlights include: a "Four-Fingers-Down" start for every instrument, simultaneous development of both hands, and early shifting. Each student book includes a CD, musical timelines, composer bios, a glossary, and more. Convenient lesson plans included in the Teacher Resource Guide and web support available for teachers, students, and parents.
Authors: Kathleen DeBerry Brungard, Michael Alexander, Gerald Anderson, and Sandra Dackow
Artistry in Ensembles offers 17 beginning level ensembles for strings in any combination. Contents include new and exciting original pieces, transcriptions of old favorites, and arrangements of popular folk songs in a versatile three-part format.
Title: Artistry in Ensembles: Book 1, Edited by Robert S. Frost and Deborah Baker Monday, Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Co.
Pop Duets for All is a versatile, educational, and fun series intended for like or mixed instruments to perform in any size group or combination of instruments. All books are in score format with each line increasing in difficulty from Grade 1 to Grade 3-4. Alternate passages and notation are included to suit instrumental ranges. With no page turns required, the songs and measures are consistent which makes finding rehearsal points quick and convenient. Perfect for concerts with family and friends, recitals, auditions, and festivals.
I Got Rhythm
What'd I Say
Over the Rainbow
The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down
Scooby Doo, Where Are You?
The Lion Sleeps Tonight
Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini
(Meet) The Flintstones
Bang the Drum All Day
Theme from New York, New York
You're the One That I Want
19 Christmas favorites playable by two of the same C instruments.
Chordal accompaniment provided by guitar, piano or other harmony
instrument, or a combination of violins, violas or cello/bass. Each
arrangement features melody, harmony, and chords.
A collection of 60 favorite movie hits from Harry Potter, Rocky, The Wizard of Oz, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars and more. Each book contains a carefully edited part complete with bowings, articulations and keys well suited for the level 2-3 player. The arrangements are completely compatible with each other and can be played together or as solos. A fully orchestrated accompaniment MP3 CD is also provided. The CD includes a DEMO track of each song, which features a live instrumental performance, followed by a PLAY-ALONG track. PDF piano accompaniments are included.
Book 2. Ensemble arrangements of 14 classic favorites that correlate with Book 2 of Strictly Strings. Each instrument may play part A (the melody) or part B (harmony part for violin and viola; bass part for cello or bass). Grade 2.
Title: Strictly Classics: Book 2, Edited by O'Reilly, Published by Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.
String Techniques for Superior Musical Performance
This comprehensive book provides an abundance of enjoyable repertoire, results-driven exercises (including scales, etudes, chorales, classical repertoire, and more) that will help your students develop solid, accurate technique. Perfect for intermediate level students in class or private studio settings.
Section 1: Technique, Tone, and Tuning
Section 2: Major and Minor Keys
Section 3: Etudes and Bowing Styles
Title: String Techniques for Superior Musical Performance, By Frost, Robert S., Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Co.