Book 3: 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 3, By Dillon/Kjelland/O'Reilly, Published by Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.
Instructional Video or DVD. This series will take you from opening your case for the first time to playing a simple tune. You will learn important information on how to care for and maintain your instrument, how to properly hold your instrument and bow, your first steps to developing the rich, full tone you want. You will be exposed to some of the interesting history of the instrument and learn the basic finger patterns used when playing major scales. It's the perfect tape for the new beginner or as a refresher.
Title: Ultimate Beginner Series:Video or DVD, Published by Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.
The forty-five tunes in this collection represent the vast repertoire of traditional Scottish fiddle music dating back to the 1700s.There is a long history of music shared between fiddle, bagpipe and song. Included are laments, airs, marches, strathspeys, reels and jigs. The music has been edited and arranged for viola along with guitar chords if desired for accompaniment. The tunes are presented in sets of three or four for solo performance.
Title: Scottish Fiddling for Viola, By Witt, Anne, Published by Mel Bay Publications, Item number: 21255
Lifetime mariachi performer and educator John Nieto joins Bob Phillips to provide authentic orchestral settings of familiar, traditional tunes for string orchestra alone, mariachi band alone or string orchestra and mariachi band together. Trumpet and Rhythm books are available to provide optional parts for trumpet, guitar, guitarron, vihuela, piano and harp. Historical background and ideas for arrangements are provided in the Teacher's Manual. Each string book contains the melody and the melodic harmony, accompaniment or bass part as appropriate. All the text within the Student and Teacher's books is in both Spanish and English.
Title: Mariachi Philharmonic, By Phillips, Bob and Nieto, John, Published by Highland/Etling