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
Jumpstart: The Ultimate Play-Along Package for the Beginning Student for Violin
The ultimate book/CD package for the first year instrumental student, JumpStart includes 12 graded songs that use only the notes that most students learn during their first year of playing. The accompaniment CD features music in a variety of styles with real musicians performing. Each song is recorded twice, once with the melody and then again with just the accompaniment.
Title: Jumpstart: The Ultimate Play-Along Package for the Beginning Student for Violin, By Blair, Peter, Published by Lorenz Corporation, Item number: 501060H