This exciting method includes many "new directions", including equal integration of all instruments and a tetrachord-based approach to support proper development of the left hand. Discover the abundance of assessment opportunities, attention to bow control, and the incredible music that will surely motivate your students!
Includes 2 Play-Along CDs with each student book Teacher's manual includes CDs as well
Posture directions specific to each instrument
Two Bass positions offered, either Simandl first position (Position A), or a higher position (Position D)
A tetra-chord based approach to support proper development of the left hand
Ensemble opportunities introduced early in the book
Systematic experience with the National Standards
Title: New Directions for Strings, Published by The FJH Music Co., Inc.
Magic Carpet: Concert Pieces for the Youngest Beginner
The pieces in Magic Carpet use the same rhythms as the Twinkle Variations in the Suzuki Violin School Volume 1. The first eight pieces in the book are played on open E (or open A), and have an optional melody part, which may be played by teachers or more advanced students. Magic Carpet also includes five pieces which are designed to develop string crossings and finger placement. On the CD each piece is recorded at two speeds. The piano accompaniments and CD accompaniments are exciting and fun to play along with.
Title: Magic Carpet: Concert Pieces for the Youngest Beginner, By Martin, Joanne, Published by Summy-Birchard Inc.
Fiddle Time Joggers: A First Book of Very Easy Pieces for Violin
A First Book of Easy Pieces for Violin (Revised edition, 2013)
Fiddle Time is a great
series for young violinists. Packed with lively original tunes,
well-known pieces, and easy duets, the series is carefully paced and
organized to build confidence every step of the way.
This new edition of Fiddle Time Joggers contains:
All your favorite pieces using open strings and finger patterns 0-1-23-4
A Music Fact-Finder Page at the back to help explain words and signs
A brand new play-along CD with live band, string quartet, guitar, and accordion backings, well as fun sound effects. Practice tracks recorded at a slower tempo for some pieces
Fun, new illustrations by Martin Remphry
Compatibility with Viola Time Joggers
Piano or violin accompaniments available separately