Following the highly successful publication, Strings Extraordinaire!,
this new collection offers 25 extraordinary arrangements for Christmas, Chanukah, and wintertime. Like its predecessor, Holidays Extraordinaire! is a progressive collection designed for students of different playing levels. All pieces are scored with an advanced and beginning part for each instrument, while being progressively ordered throughout. Two selections (0 Sanctissima and Silent Night) feature a special advanced obbligato part.
Title: Holidays Extraordinaire!, Edited by Deborah Baker Monday and Janice L. McAllister, Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Co.
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 4, Published by Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.
A comprehensive, friendly, and effective course of study for the development of vibrato on violin, viola, cello, and string bass in group or private instruction. Its upbeat style and dialogue, and contemporary design, gently guides students through a five-section curriculum: Vibrato Readiness, The Birth of a Vibrato, The Developing Vibrato, The Maturing Vibrato, The Artistic Vibrato. All teachers of string instruments will find Viva Vibrato! user friendly, whether in a private studio or in a homogeneous or heterogeneous string class. And now available, the VHS format video, "The Art of Vibrato" by Gerald Fischbach. See video section, or use catalog number K96VHS.
Title: Viva Vibrato!, By Frost and Fischbach, Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Co.
String Basics: Steps to Success for String Orchestra, Book 2.
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.
full-color photographs and fingering chart diagrams introduce playing
positions, bow hold and bowing, and left hand finger patterns.
rounds, trios, and orchestra arrangements develop student's ability to
play in an ensemble setting right away.
Practice Studio is a unique and trendsetting downloadable resource
containing a wealth of supporting biographical, historical, and cultural
information; photos, maps, artwork, audio samples, video and more.
Lessons offer students and teachers a comprehensive, step-by-step look
at concepts taught throughout String
& Composition offers students hands-on experiences to better
understand what they see and hear by actually learning to notate music and
compose simple melodic lines.
Teacher's Edition provides successful teaching strategies as they
pertain to the material introduced throughout String Basics. Also available to teachers is the Interactive
Teacher's studio, offering even more helpful tips and strategies.
Developed by a string teacher, FingerMaps are the perfect study aid to apply to the margins of student scales, etudes, and repertoire. These little charts assist students in developing a concrete visualization of an abstract concept. Each package contains a large selection of the most commonly used major and minor keys--for a total of 120 labels.
50 Duets That Can Be Played by Any Combination of String Instruments Arranged by Doris Gazda and Larry Clark
This collection contains 50 duet arrangements of popular Christmas carols that will be fun to play with any combination of two string instruments. The combination of instruments are almost limitless and the flexibility of these duets makes them a must have for any string player during the Christmas season. Each book contains a melody and harmony line.
A collection of folk songs, classical themes, rounds, and original compositions arranged in such a way as to be extremely versatile in meeting the needs of the beginning level string orchestra. Each instrument has the melody line as well as additional harmony lines. By using all the parts a string orchestra is achieved. With the addition of piano, any size string class can successfully perform these selections.
Title: Primo Encores Elementary Level Ensembles, By Frost, Robert S., Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Co.
The authors of the acclaimed Fiddlers Philharmonic have done it again with Fiddlers Philharmonic Encore! On a similar level as the first book, Fiddlers Philharmonic Encore! Enables the entire orchestra to experience the fun and excitement of traditional folk fiddling. Follows the same format as the first series.
Title: Fiddlers Philharmonic Encore, Edited by Dabczynski, Andrew H. and Phillips, Bob, Published by Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.