A set of tunes that sound great with beginning string players. These old-time fiddle tunes have roots in Irish, British, Scottish and African folk music as well as 19th century popular music. Students with various levels of ability can learn the tunes and play them together using the unique and effective Fiddlers Philharmonic format. All parts can be played together using any combination.
Title: Basic Fiddlers Philharmonic: Old-Time Fiddle Tunes, By Dabczynsku and Phillips, Published by Highland/Etling
Explore the calendar with your students with this ensemble book of accessible, fun tunes for many of the major holidays. Exploring Ensembles contains 12 concert-appropriate Grade One Ensembles that feature music celebrating holidays from the U.S. and around the world, providing a wonderful collection of multi-cultural music for small ensemble or string orchestras. Contains music for Halloween; Thanksgiving; Martin Luther King Jr. Day; St. Patrick's Day; Cinco de Mayo; Fourth of July; Graduation March and more. A supplement to the String Explorer series.
Title: Exploring Ensembles: Holidays and Celebrations, Edited by Dabczynski/Meyer/Phillips, Published by Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.
Lifetime mariachi performer and educator John Nieto joins Bob Phillips to provide authentic orchestral settings of familiar, traditional tunes for string orchestra alone, mariachi band alone or string orchestra and mariachi band together. Trumpet and Rhythm books are available to provide optional parts for trumpet, guitar, guitarron, vihuela, piano and harp. Historical background and ideas for arrangements are provided in the Teacher's Manual. Each string book contains the melody and the melodic harmony, accompaniment or bass part as appropriate. All the text within the Student and Teacher's books is in both Spanish and English.
Title: Mariachi Philharmonic, By Phillips, Bob and Nieto, John, Published by Highland/Etling