Strings For All: Pops is a welcomed addition to the popular "...For All" series. Each book is in four-line score form, so parts can be played by any members of the string family: violin, viola, cello, or string bass. All songs are in familiar keys, and bowings are included. Songs can be played as a solo or with a large group. An optional score/piano accompaniment book is also available.
Any Way You Want It
Over the Rainbow
Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Gimme Some Lovin'
Hedwig's Theme (From Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone)
Paint It Black
(I Cant' Get No) Satisfaction
Don't Stop Believing
James Bond Theme
Theme From Ice Castles (Through the Eyes of Love)
Magic Carpet: Concert Pieces for the Youngest Beginner
The pieces in Magic Carpet use the same rhythms as the Twinkle Variations in the Suzuki Violin School Volume 1. The first eight pieces in the book are played on open E (or open A), and have an optional melody part, which may be played by teachers or more advanced students. Magic Carpet also includes five pieces which are designed to develop string crossings and finger placement. On the CD each piece is recorded at two speeds. The piano accompaniments and CD accompaniments are exciting and fun to play along with.
Title: Magic Carpet: Concert Pieces for the Youngest Beginner, By Martin, Joanne, Published by Summy-Birchard Inc.
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
First Things First S'More Elementary Level Ensembles
This is a follow up to the First Things First Series. Contains a collection of traditional folk songs, classical themes and rounds representing cultures and styles from around the world. It is slightly more advanced than the first series. Each instrument part includes a melody and harmony line.
Title: First Things First S'More Elementary Level Ensembles, By Frost, Robert S., Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Co.