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.
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. 25 pages.
Title: Primo Encores Elementary Level Ensembles, By Frost, Robert S., Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Co.
by Charles Peters and Paul Yoder.
This six-part series begins with the basics and progresses through advanced harmony and arranging. Each book is a complete text and workbook in itself containing 30 short lessons and assignments. Most work can be completed outside of rehearsals at the student's own pace. Review and grading can be done in less than 5 minutes of class time. This combination of home study plus just a few minutes of rehearsal time for theory will produce amazing results in a very short time.
Book 1: Beginning Theory Book 2: Intermediate Theory Book 3: Advanced Theory Book 4: Elementary Harmony and Arranging Book 5: Intermediate Harmony and Arranging Book 6: Advanced Harmony and Arranging
Title: Master Theory, Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Co.
A method designed for string orchestra or individual instruction, which orients beginning students to all four strings right from the start. This innovative new approach to teaching strings features melodies and exercises on all strings reinforcing each new concept introduced. Superb photographs and fingering charts throughout the book, diverse performance ensembles, and creative theory and improvisation games complete the total musical experiance for today's string students. 48 pages.
Title: Spotlight on Strings: Book 2, Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Co.
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.
This progressive collection of performance pieces for experienced middle school through advanced high school players is presented in two sections: 3 and 4 part rounds and canons; and string orchestra arrangements of the rounds and canons. While the string orchestra arrangements are ideal for performance, the 3 and 4 part rounds and canons offer a variety of opportunities for studio, homogeneous group and heterogeneous classroom study. This flexible collection is a must for all. 27 pages.
Title: Rounds and Canons, By Bergonzi, Louis, Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Co.
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. 28 pages.
Title: Strings Extraordinaire!, By McAllister and Baker-Monday, Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Co.