Because a fine orchestra depends on fine players, Solo Time for Strings emphasizes individual accomplishment, progress, and achievement while preparing young students for participation in a school orchestra. The series teaches reading in conjunction with note learning, enabling students to start playing melodies as soon as possible, and is appropriate for class or individual instruction.
Title: Solo Time for Strings: Book 3, Edited by Etling and Siennicki, Published by Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.
Folk Strings is a collection of folk melodies from around the world arranged for strings. This collection includes melodies in a variety of moods and with rhythmic patterns which are representative of their country of origin. The arrangements in Folk Strings can be effective with players at a variety of levels. Less experienced players can play the melody line. In order to provide maximum flexibility, the collection is available in a number of instrumentations. The melody is passed around so that all members of the ensemble can have the opportunity to play the tune. Score and parts are marked with "Melody" and "Harmony" to help players bring out the melody at the appropriate moment.
Title: Folk Strings, Edited by Martin, Joanne, Published by Summy-Birchard Inc.
String Festival Solos: Volume 2 (Easy-Intermediate)
String Festival Solos are economical collections of transcriptions by Samuel Applebaum. In two volumes for each instrument, the solos are in progressive order of difficulty. Each volume contains nine pieces -- all classic titles in the Applebaum teaching repertoire. Some of these have been hard to find. Volume I progresses from Level 1 to Level 2, Volume II progresses from Level 2 to Level 3. The solos are useful for teaching technique, dynamics, phrasing, and overall musicianship. String Festival Solos are excellent for recitals, auditions and performances for assemblies, concerts or festivals.
Contents Volume II:
Theme and Variations (Papini)
Hungarian Suite (Bartok)
Elves' Dance (Perpetual Motion) (Bohm)
The Rain (Bohm)
Two Guitars (Russian Gypsy Folk Song)
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.