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.
"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
The string series was written especially for violin, viola, and cello. Each book features a piano accompaniment and a carefully crafted removable string part complete with bowings, articulations, and keys well suited for the Level 2-3 player. A fully and beautifully orchestrated accompaniment CD, with demo tracks and play-along tracks, completes each package. The string books are completely compatible with each other and can be played together or as solos. Please note however, that they are not designed for an ensemble experience with different harmony parts. Printed with full color photos of scenes from all three films. Contents includes titles from each of the three movies in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy: The Prophecy; In Dreams; Concerning Hobbits; Evenstar; Into the West; Minas Tirith and more. Twelve titles in all.
Title: The Lord of the Rings Instrumental Solos, Published by Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.
A collection of carefully selected violin and cello etudes flexibly scored to provide maximum benefits in technical and musical growth for all string players. Useful as concert material and for tonal development, pitch accuracy, bowing skills and ensemble playing. A unison version, an orchestrated version and duet parts for each etude are included.
Title: Variables, By Kolar, Henry, Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Co.
The seventeen Christmas songs in this volume, arranged in comfortable keys, can be used for players at different levels and for all kinds of occasions. All three editions (Violin, Viola, and Cello) include two parts for either solo or duet performance and piano accompaniment. The three books are all compatible so that ensembles may mix and match parts as desired. Suzuki groups may particularly enjoy these arrangements. The CD provides the piano accompaniments alone. It can be used for back-up, improvisatory play-along, or for pleasant listening by itself.
Angels From the Realms of Glory
Angels We Have Heard on High
Away in a Manger
Deck the Halls
Hark, the Herald Angels Sing
Infant Holy, Infant Lowly
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
Joy to the World
O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles)
O Holy Night (Cantique de Noel)
O Little Town of Bethlehem
The First Noel (Nowell)
We Three Kings
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
What Child is This? (Greensleeves)
Title: My Very Best Christmas, Published by Mel Bay Publications
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.