Book 2: An easy-to-teach, straight forward string method. A unique letter-note style of music notation is used to ensure a smooth transition from rote to note reading. Students are quickly introduced to ensemble playing through a wide variety of fun-to-play melodies, keys and modes. Strictly Strings features a carefully prepared lesson sequence which develops all players' abilities equally.
Title: Strictly Strings: Book 2, By Dillon/Kjelland/O'Reilly, Published by Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.
This series contains a collection of tunes that can be taught equally well in class or private lessons. Each unit contains a tune, written out solos, backgrounds, bass lines and parts for piano and percussion (or use the play-along CD). Beginning improvisation is developed through the use of preparatory pages and aural echoes on the CD. Improvisation is possible, but not required, for a successful performance.
Title: Jazz Philharmonic, Edited by Sabien, Randy and Phillips, Bob, Published by Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.
Instrumental Solos includes selections from all six Star Wars® movies. The arrangements are completely compatible with each other and can be played as string duets or as solos. Each book contains a carefully edited part that is appropriate for the Level 2-3 player and a fully orchestrated accompaniment CD. Each song on the CD includes a demo track, which features a live instrumental performance, followed by the play-along track itself. Also included is 4-color art as well as black and white art from the movies.
Reading Studies Integrating Alto and Treble Clefs: The intent of this book is to make learning treble clef clearer so that young violists will not call it the "trouble" clef! Many open string exercises are included to help the violist make the transition from alto clef to treble clef with greater ease.
Title: Treble Clef for Violists, By Stuen-Walker, Elizabeth, Published by Summy-Birchard Inc., Item number: 23160
This is the follow-up to the original Jazz Philharmonic Series. It gives students even more beginning through advanced jazz charts to expose them to the world of jazz. Each unit contains a tune, notated solos, backgrounds, bass lines, and parts for piano and percussion. The optional CD provides a professional accompaniment for solos or improvisation.
Title: Jazz Philharmonic Second Set (Book 2), By Sabien, R. and Phillips, B., Published by Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.
15 contemporary chart-topping Christmas favorites with a CD of backing tracks so you can play along with a professional band.
The Chipmunk Song
Christmas Is A-Comin' (May God Bless You)
Do You Hear What I Hear
Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer
A Holly Jolly Christmas
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
A Marshmallow World
Mistletoe And Holly
Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town
Shake Me I Rattle (Squeeze Me I Cry)
Somewhere In My Memory
What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?
You're All I Want For Christmas
Solo arrangements of 15 favorite Christmas carols with CD Accompaniment.
Christ Was Born On Christmas Day
Deck The Hall
The First Noel
Good Christian Men, Rejoice
Good King Wenceslas
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day
It Came Upon The Midnight Clear
Joy To The World
O Christmas Tree
O Come, O Come Emmanuel
O Little Town Of Bethlehem
Sing We Now Of Christmas
We Three Kings Of Orient Are
We Wish You A Merry Christmas
By Lorely Zgonc. For individual or group lessons. This multifaceted string training curriculum targets visual, auditory and kinesthetic learning styles. Optional CD's provide extensive opportunities for practice and performance. Theme-based collections of favorite songs feature mix and match melody/harmony and instrumentation options, allowing musicians of varying playing abilities to perform together. Interchangeable parts present unique performance variations within the different string sections.
Title: Stars and Strings Forever, By Zgonc, Lorely, Published by Stars and Strings Forever