(Technical Studies And Solo Literature For String Orchestra And Individual Study) by Doris Gazda. This exciting new method includes a well-planned mixture of the technical studies needed for the advancing student with the great music that makes it worthwhile. The following subjects are systematically approached and reinforced by musical examples: first through fifth position, intervals, harmonics and shifting, bowing styles and techniques, vibrato, ornaments and more! This is a great way to help ALL of your players continue to grow and should narrow the gap between those taking outside lessons and those who do not. This is an excellent resource!
Title: High Tech for Strings, By Gazda, Doris, Published by Carl Fischer
This medley for violin and piano was arranged by Lindsey Stirling, who
came to fame after her appearance on "America's Got Talent" for her
unique and hip violin playing. The medley contains the songs: Angel of
Music - The Music of the Night - The Phantom of the Opera - Think of Me.
Bach and Before for Strings contains the same 19 chorales as Bach and Before for Band. Newly set in string-friendly keys, the string book cannot be used in conjunction with the band book. However, the book does provide material that is easily tailored to all string ensembles. Because each part book includes all four voice parts (soprano, alto, tenor, and bass) there are unlimited opportunities to introduce unison playing to the string orchestra. Unison playing is the most efficient way to improve the overall quality of a string orchestra's sound, and is the foundation of playing in-tune. The chorales range in difficulty from very easy to very sophisticated and are suitable for year two through high school string orchestras.
Title: Bach and Before for Strings, Edited by David Newell, Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Co.
This collection brings together best-loved Grade 3 pieces. Containing
fresh editions of folk, classical masterpieces and contemporary
favorites, all pieces have been rigorously researched by editor, Jessica
O'Leary. A CD includes performance and accompaniment tracks. Mostly all in 1st position with some 3rd position and an introduction to 2nd position.