Solos and String Orchestra Arrangements Correlated with Essential Elements String Method, Books 1 and 2. Each part contains solo and orchestrated versions of 10 Christmas pieces. Cassette, CD or piano may be used as accompaniment for solo performance. Intermediate.
Up on the Housetop
The Hanukkah Song
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
A Holly Jolly Christmas
Frosty the Snow Man
Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!
Title: Christmas Favorites, Published by Hal Leonard
Essential Elements for Strings offers beginning students
sound pedagogy and engaging music, all carefully paced to successfully
start young players on their musical journey. EE features both familiar
songs and specially designed exercises, created and arranged for the
classroom in a unison-learning environment, as well as
instrument-specific exercises to focus each student on the unique
characteristics of their own instrument. EE provides both teachers and
students with a wealth of materials to develop total musicianship, even
at the beginning stages.
Book 2 includes access to Essential Elements Interactive (EEi), the ultimate online music education resource - anywhere, anytime, and on any device. Go to www.essentialelementsinteractive.com to learn more!
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 1, Edited by Etling and Siennicki, Published by Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.
An easy-to-teach, straight forward string method. A unique letter-note style of music notation is used to ensure a smooth transition from rote to note reading. Students are quickly introduced to ensemble playing through a wide variety of fun-to-play melodies, keys and modes. Strictly Strings features a carefully prepared lesson sequence which develops all players' abilities equally.
Title: Strictly Strings: Book 1, By Dillon/Kjelland/O'Reilly, Published by Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.
Essential Technique for Strings: Intermediate Book 3
Book 3-This book's Flexible Sequence Format contains 3 major sections: 1. Higher Positions and Shifting. 2. Keys and Scales. 3. Bowings and Special Techniques. Essential Technique For Strings is a book of studies to help the intermediate player develop skills necessary for playing in an orchestra. Chronologically, it follows Book 2 of Essential Elements For Strings, but is designed as a multi-use technique book for use within a string orchestra setting. It is organized so that you can use the various sections in the book to suit the students' individual needs.
Title: Essential Technique for Strings: Intermediate Book 3, Published by Hal Leonard
The Sassmannshaus Tradition: Early Start on the Violin
The most successful Tried and Tested German Violin Method now available in English. Author Egon Sassmannshaus is one of the most experienced and renowned violin pedagogues in Germany. For the new English edition his son Kurt worked as co-author and adapted his father's succssful method for English-speaking children.
Note reading is introduced from the beginning.
Ensemble playing is encouraged from the very beginning.
Songs and Scales in different positions are easily explained and mastered.
Large print notes and text as well as many colorful illustrations are particulary child-friendly and very attractive to pre-school and school aged children.
Progresses swiftly by introducing advanced violin techniques in rudimentary form, such as shifting and varied bow strokes.
All violin techniques used are demonstrated and explained on the web site www.violinmasterclass.com.
Title: The Sassmannshaus Tradition: Early Start on the Violin, By Sassmannshaus, Egon and Kurt, Published by Barenreiter
For the development of technical skills and improved intonation
A full collection of scales, chorales, etudes, and an expanded alternative styles section all in one book! One and two octave scale patterns. Four-part harmonization studies and chorales make this series perfect for any string class.
Major, natural minor and melodic minor
Improvisation loops, studies and tunes for training in alternative styles