Barbara Barber's new series introduces an intonation system that teaches string players the layout of the fingerboard using four basic color-coded patterns. String Class Fingerboard Geography can be used as a daily warm-up routine and complements perfectly any beginning string method. Violin, viola, cello, and bass are included in one simple book.
Violin and Viola Fingerboard Geography add eight additional color-coded patterns with workouts on all parts of the fingerboard. Barber concludes these books with dozens of short Preview Exercises for pieces in the Suzuki Violin or Viola School. However, they may complement any teaching approach.
These versatile quartets are written so that
they can be performed by any combination of four string instruments. Arranged by
prominent string pedagogue Doris Gazda, these pieces will sound full and
satisfying with only four players all the way up to a full string orchestra. The
selection of music in this collection covers a wide variety of musical styles
that will provide hours of enjoyment and performance options. Progressively
organized by level of difficulty as the performers advance in their skills,
these quartets are a welcome addition to the repertoire of all string
players. Parts sold separately.
Contents include: America, Oh! Susanna, The Wabash Cannonball, Home on the Range, Musette, Viennese Refrain, Chanson Triste and many more.
Book 2. Ensemble arrangements of 14 classic favorites that correlate with Book 2 of Strictly Strings. Each instrument may play part A (the melody) or part B (harmony part for violin and viola; bass part for cello or bass). Grade 2.
Title: Strictly Classics: Book 2, Edited by O'Reilly, Published by Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.
This exciting new series presents sequential unison repertoire for string instruments of the orchestra and is intended for use in beginning string classes, group ensembles, and private lesson settings. Harmony parts and bass lines complete the arrangements and are composed so that any mixed string ensemble can perform the pieces. Each instrument book comes with a CD that includes solo performances, string ensemble performances, and piano accompaniment tracks of the featured repertoire.