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., Item numbers: KG114CO, KG114F, KG114PA, KG114SB, KG114VA, KG114VN, KG114VN3
This collection of 35 favorite sacred and secular Christmas songs is wonderfully practical for school, church, parties, and professional gigs! Each instrument book provides the melody line as well as Part B, C, or D so anyone can play the melody and any combination of instruments can play in 2, 3, or 4-part harmony. The separate CD-ROM includes complete piano accompaniments to play along as a soloist or in any combination of musicians. It also includes complete lyrics in printable PDF format.
Lo, How a Rose E're Blooming
O Little Town of Bethlehem
Away in a Manger
While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks
Angels We Have Heard on High
Joy to the World
I Saw Three Ships
Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella
The Wassail Song
God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen
Good King Wenceslas
Deck the Hall
Good Christian Men, Rejoice
O Come, All Ye Faithful
It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
The First Noe
Away in a Manger
Come, All Ye Shepherds
Unto Us Is Born a Son
What Child Is This
Hark, Ye Shepherds
Angels from the Realms of Glory
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
We Three Kings of Orient Are
O Christmas Tree
Jolly Old Saint Nicholas
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
O Holy Night
March of the three Kings
The studies have been arranged in an order taking into account tonality, grade of difficulty and style. The majority of the studies chosen come from the Wohlfahrt Foundation Studies for the Viola. In addition, an effort was made to provide a consistent sytem of fingerings and bowings. Each part of the book is organized around an individual scale and arpeggio. This is an attempt to help the student become solid in the specific tonality. Each key includes duets for the student and teacher. Some pieces are included at the end of the book which utilize the techniques taught throughout this volume.
Title: My First Wohlfahrt (Viola Edition), By Wohlfahrt, Franz, Edited by Amy Rosen, Published by Carl Fischer, Item number: BF35
A comprehensive supplement for classroom or studio in a unique format, Sight-Read It for Strings will develop consistent reading habits and improve sight-reading for violin, viola, cello and bass students. Using a non-sequential unit format, materials are flexible and can be individualized. Each unit includes assesment tools, with a pre-test, unison exercises, a post-test and a three-part ensemble to "put it all together."
Sight-Read It for Strings develops consistent reading habits by addressing:
Counting systems and rhythm identification; Identification of musical and non-musical cues; Identification of musical patterns; Awareness of the music page layout (the "road map"); Special reading issues not necessarily related to notes.
Title: Sight-Read It for Strings, Edited by Andrew Dabczynski, Richard Meyer & Bob Phillips, Published by Alfred Publishing Co., Inc., Item numbers: 25259, 25260, 25261, 25262, 25263