Because a fine orchestra depends on fine players, Solo Time for Strings emphasizes individual accomplishment, progress, and achievement while preparing young students for participation in a school orchestra. The series teaches reading in conjunction with note learning, enabling students to start playing melodies as soon as possible, and is appropriate for class or individual instruction.
Title: Solo Time for Strings: Book 2, Edited by Etling and Siennicki, Published by Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.
This exciting new series presents sequential unison repertoire for string instruments of the orchestra and is intended for use in beginning string classes, group ensembles, and private lesson settings. Harmony parts and bass lines complete the arrangements and are composed so that any mixed string ensemble can perform the pieces. Each instrument book comes with a CD that includes solo performances, string ensemble performances, and piano accompaniment tracks of the featured repertoire.
More than just a Method! This is a tool designed to meet the needs of every orchestra director and student. It is the only orchestra curriculum of its kind that provides music educators at all levels with easy-to-use, exciting tools to meet daily classroom challenges and bring new vibrancy to teaching music. Some highlights from the course include: It was built from the National Standards for Music Education: Scripted lessons and embedded assessments throughout: "Four-Fingers-Down" start for every instrument: Separate but simultaneous development of both hands: Bass begins in III position developing early shifting: Full teacher lesson plans: A comprehensive Teacher Resource Guide: Web site support for teachers, students and parents: At home assignments that provide guided practice and encourage parent and family involvement: Each student book comes with a CD: Units include timelines, listening maps, fine art, composer photos, glossary and so much more.
Authors: Kathleen DeBerry Brungard, Michael Alexander, Gerald Anderson, and Sandra Dackow