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.
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.
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 collection of folk songs, classical themes, rounds, and original compositions arranged in such a way as to be extremely versatile in meeting the needs of the beginning level string orchestra. Each instrument has the melody line as well as additional harmony lines. By using all the parts a string orchestra is achieved. With the addition of piano, any size string class can successfully perform these selections.
Title: Primo Encores Elementary Level Ensembles, By Frost, Robert S., Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Co.
Introduction to Artistry in Strings is the perfect gateway to establish solid technique and expressive music making for the young beginner. This comprehensive new primer-level book is designed for group or private instruction. Pulse, meter, and counting skills are emphasized from the very beginning and throughout. Each book includes an Accompaniment CD, ideal for student motivation and rhythmic development.
Title: Introduction to Artistry in Strings, By Frost, Robert S., Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Co.
The comprehensive approach of Artistry in Strings
provides all the basic tools necessary for establishing solid technique
and expressive music making! Perfect for classroom, group, or private
instruction. Each book includes music theory, composition, listening
exercise, improvisation, ensemble performances, and interdisciplinary
studies for a well-rounded approach. Music styles include classical,
jazz, country, rock and folk music from a variety of cultures around the
Book 1 provides the well-rounded approach students need to become successful string players and
overall musicians. Bowing curriculum begins immediately to encourage
the physical development needed for strong bowing technique. Note
reading right from the start allows students to develop strong reading
skills. Rhythm Charts feature rhythmic word associations for quick
comprehension and long-term retention.
Title: Artistry in Strings, By Frost, Robert S., Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Co.