Essential Elements for Strings offers beginning students
sound pedagogy and engaging music, all carefully paced to successfully
start young players on their musical journey. EE features both familiar
songs and specially designed exercises, created and arranged for the
classroom in a unison-learning environment, as well as
instrument-specific exercises to focus each student on the unique
characteristics of their own instrument. EE provides both teachers and
students with a wealth of materials to develop total musicianship, even
at the beginning stages.
Books 1 and 2 include access to Essential Elements Interactive (EEi), the ultimate online music education resource - anywhere, anytime, and on any device. Go to www.essentialelementsinteractive.com to learn more!
Intermediate Technique Studies. Three Major Sections: Higher Positions and Shifting; Keys and Scales; Bowings and Special Techniques. Each student book comes with a CD which includes Exercises 1-76. Includes Theory, History, Multicultural Music, Creativity and Assessment; Sight Reading and Rhythm pages; Covers 7 Major Keys up to 3 sharps and 3 flats; 5 Minor Keys (a,e,d,g,and c minor); All three forms of the minor scale included. Introduces vibrato, spiccato, enharmonics and chromatics; treble clef for viola and tenor clef for cello and bass; jazz lines for bass; cello and bass thumb positions and so much more.
Title: Essential Technique 2000 for Strings (Book 3), Published by Hal Leonard
A Multi-Level Approach by Deborah Baker Monday and Janice L. McAllister. Strings Extraordinaire! is a progressive collection of classical, traditional folk and original compositions which provide a quality musical experience through exciting music for performance by students of different playing levels. Each piece is scored with an advanced (A), and a beginning (B), part for violin, viola, cello and bass. The piano accompaniment book features optional easy to intermediate level accompaniments.
Title: Strings Extraordinaire!, By McAllister and Baker-Monday, Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Co.
Book One. 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 Beginning Strings: Book 1, By Brubaker, Dale, Published by JLJ Music Publishing