These easy-to-read, progressive exercises by Joanne Martin develop a student's reading skills one stage at a time, with many repetitions at each stage. I Can Read Music is designed as a first note-reading book for students of string instruments who have learned to play using an aural approach such as the Suzuki Method, or for traditionally taught students who need extra note reading practice. Its presentation of new ideas is clear enough that it can be used daily at home by quite young children and their parents, with the teacher checking progress every week or two.
Title: I Can Read Music, By Martin, Joanne, Published by Summy-Birchard Inc.
Treat your students to an unforgettable journey through string playing with String Explorer, the exciting new string method from Highland/Etling and renowned string pedagogues and authors Andrew Dabczynski, Richard Meyer and Bob Phillips.
With a unique, full-color look and fun approach, String Explorer is sure to motivate both students and teachers in any group or individual setting! Join adventurers and tour guides Arco Dakota and Rosalyn Le Bow as they guide your students along the path to successful string playing.
Title: String Explorer, By Dabczynski; Meyer; Phillips, Published by Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.
String Basics: Steps to Success for String Orchestra is a comprehensive method for beginning string classes. Utilizing technical exercises, music from around the world, classical themes by the masters, and original compositions, students will learn to play their string instruments in an orchestra. Step-by-step sequences of instruction will prove invaluable as students learn to hold their instrument and bow, finger new notes, count different rhythms, read music notation, and more. Audio and Video DVD included with parts and teacher's score (except piano accompaniment).
All the research reinforces the positive effect of performing a "first concert" with your beginning string players as soon as possible, and this collection was written to help you create a successful and exciting event. All of the compositions in this book use only the notes and skills covered in the first 10 - 12 pages of most typical method books. Of the thirteen pieces, five are pizzicato, and four others may be performed pizzicato or arco, providing you with the flexibility to select material that matches your students' abilities.
Title: Jumpstart First Concert for Strings, Edited by Robert Woods, Published by Lorenz Corporation
Newly revised! Book two of a two book series. Each book includes a play along CD with portions of the book included on CD. To complete the CD collection, the individual CD Set must be purchased separately.
Title: Essential Elements 2000: Book 2, Published by Hal Leonard,
Solos and String Orchestra Arrangements Correlated with Essential Elements String Method, Books 1 and 2. Each part contains solo and orchestrated versions of 10 Christmas pieces. Cassette, CD or piano may be used as accompaniment for solo performance. Intermediate.
Up on the Housetop
The Hanukkah Song
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
A Holly Jolly Christmas
Frosty the Snow Man
Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!
Title: Christmas Favorites, Published by Hal Leonard
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 1, Edited by Etling and Siennicki, Published by Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.
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 1, By Dillon/Kjelland/O'Reilly, Published by Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.
Essential Technique for Strings: Intermediate Book 3
Book 3-This book's Flexible Sequence Format contains 3 major sections: 1. Higher Positions and Shifting. 2. Keys and Scales. 3. Bowings and Special Techniques. Essential Technique For Strings is a book of studies to help the intermediate player develop skills necessary for playing in an orchestra. Chronologically, it follows Book 2 of Essential Elements For Strings, but is designed as a multi-use technique book for use within a string orchestra setting. It is organized so that you can use the various sections in the book to suit the students' individual needs.
Title: Essential Technique for Strings: Intermediate Book 3, Published by Hal Leonard
SOLOS FOR YOUNG VIOLISTS is a five volume series of music books with companion compact discs featuring 34 works for viola and piano. Many of the pieces in this collection have long been recognized as stepping stones to the major viola repertoire, while others are newly discovered, arranged and published for this series.
Compiled, edited and recorded by violist Barbara Barber, SOLOS FOR YOUNG VIOLISTS is a graded series of works ranging from elementary to advanced levels and represents an exciting variety of styles and techniques for violists. The collection has become a valuable resource for teachers and students of all ages. The piano track recorded on the second half of each CD gives the violist the opportunity to practice with accompaniments.
Title: Solos for Young Violists, By Barber, Barbara, Published by Summy-Birchard Inc.