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.
Come Thou Fount: Eight American Hymns and Spirituals
How Firm a Foundation, Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing, Spiritual, Simple Gifts, There is a Fountain, Be Thou My Vision, Holy Manna and Shall We Gather at the River. (For Violin or Viola: To 3rd position, some double stops. For Cello: Basic thumb position, tenor clef, some double stops.) Includes piano accompaniment.
Title: Come Thou Fount: Eight American Hymns and Spirituals, Published by Latham Music
A series of familiar favorites for beginners with a jazz/pop play-along CD. Designed to use the beginning fingerings learned on the A and D strings for violin, viola and cello, and the G and D strings for the bass. Popular melodies such as: Are You Sleeping; Jingle Bells; When the Saints Go Marching In and so many more.
Title: Fun Tunes for Strings, Edited by Bud Caputo, Published by Carl Fischer
Bags of American Folk is packed with folk songs you will know and love, arranged by leading string pedagogue Mary Cohen especially for Late Beginner Level players. From Simple Gifts to Shenandoah, The Yellow Rose of Texas to On Top of Old Smokey, this collection of 39 songs will be perfect for consolidation work, sight-reading practice or just for fun!