Book One. A collection of original unison compositions for beginning and intermediate string students. Great for teaching fundamental string skills. For use in the classroom and in private lessons as supplementary material or as an alternative to existing method books.
Title: Concert Tunes for Beginning Strings: Book 1, By Brubaker, Dale, Published by JLJ Music Publishing
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.
This four-volume series for violin may be used in the classroom or private studio settings. It provides rote-trained students with an introduction to music notation. Each volume progresses in difficulty. Volume 4 introduces shifting and upper position work.
Title: Quick Steps to Note Reading for Violin, Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Co.
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