The Authentic Course of Study for Traditional Mariachi Ensemble. Twelve classic Mariachi songs are featured in this unique new method. The step-by-step pedagogy ensures success. Each song is preceded by graduated exercises to help students learn to play in the correct style-from ranchera valseada to son jaliscience. The Enhanced CD with accompaniments, included with each student book, is ideal for home practice. Songs include De Colores, La Bamba, La Llorona, Tristes Recuerdos, El Caballito and more.
Title: Mariachi Mastery, By Nevin, Jeff, Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Co.
The second volume in this popular series, Uni-Tunes II is an elementary to intermediate-level supplement that reinforces note reading and finger patterns in the keys of F Major, d minor, Bb Major, g minor, Eb Major, and c minor. The minor sections include the natural/pure, melodic, and harmonic forms of the minor scale. Each of the Major key sections and minor key sections feature unison exercises and harmonized etudes. The last portion of Uni-Tunes II includes one-octave scales in each of the keys featured. Great reinforcement and students will love the full-color illustrations.
Title: Uni-Tunes Volume 2, By Nunez, Carold, Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Co.
Christmas Instrumental Solos: Carols and Traditional Classics for Strings
Written especially for violin, viola, and cello, the arrangements are completely compatible with each other and can be played together or as solos. All parts have been carefully edited, with bowings and articulations, in keys well suited for the young string player. The included CD has both demonstration tracks featuring real instrument recordings and fully orchestrated play-along tracks.
A Carol Medley
- Hark the Herald Angels Sing
- O Come all Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles)
- The First Noel (Nowell)
Oh Holy Night (Cantique de Noel)
An Angel Medley
- Angels from the Realms of Glory
- Angels we Have Heard on High
Themes from The Nutcracker Suite
- Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
- Russian Dance
- Waltz of the Flowers
Lo,How a Rose E're Blooming
- Cradle Song
- Away in a Manger
- Silent Night
Folk Carol Suite
- Noel Nouvelet (Sing We Now of Christmas)
- Masters In This Hall
- Coventry Carol
- Echo Carol
Infant Holy, Infant Lowly
- Hallelujah Chorus
- Joy to the World.
Title: Christmas Instrumental Solos: Carols and Traditional Classics for Strings, By Traditional, Published by Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.
These books are arranged specially for strings. They feature a piano accompaniment and carefully crafted instrumental parts, complete with bowings, articulations, and keys well suited for the young player. A fully orchestrated accompaniment CD is also included. Each song on the CD includes a complete demonstration track, which contains a live performance, followed by a play-along accompaniment track. Titles are:
The Chamber of Secrets
Dobby the House Elf
Fawkes the Phoenix
Harry's Wondrous World
Title: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Published by IMP Limited
Based on A Rhythm a Day by Igor Hudadoff, first published in 1965. This series, which is a revision of A Rhythm a Day, can be used in private lessons as well as in classes. Sight-reading skill will improve, and rehearsal time can be more efficiently and effectively used. Students who use this book consistently throughout the middle school/junior high school years will be confident rhythm readers. A Rhythm a Week encourages teaching each unit over a week, with mastery by every student as the goal.