The 16 pieces in this volume have been specially commissioned from leading composers and reflect current compositional trends. With at least one piece at each of Grades 1 to 8, there's something for players of all ages and abilities. Spectrum for Violin comes with a recording of all the pieces, performed by violinist Alexandra Wood (who complied the volume) and pianist Thalia Myers. The CD also includes recorded accompaniments for the two works scored for violin and soundtrack.
Contents: David Sawer - A Fork in the Road David Matthews - An Alpine Tune Kenneth Hesketh - An Implausible Tale (with moral) Howard Skempton - Arietta Hugh Wood - Bagatelle Helen Grime - Canto Patrick Nunn - Collage on D Timothy Salter - Daydream Philip Cashian - Forgotten Game Michael Zev Gordon - Joshi's Dance Dobrinka Tabakova - Lydian River Daniel Giorgetti - Moto ascendente Huw Watkins - Sarabande Thea Musgrave - The Egrets have Landed Joao Pedro Oliveira - The Fifth String Tansy Davies - Woodman's Echo
The comprehensive approach of Artistry in Strings
provides all the basic tools necessary for establishing solid technique
and expressive music making. Perfect for classroom, group, or private
instruction. Each book includes music theory, composition, listening
exercise, improvisation, ensemble performances, and interdisciplinary
studies for a well-rounded approach. Music styles include classical,
jazz, country, rock and folk music from a variety of cultures around the
Book 1 provides the well-rounded approach students need to become successful string players and
overall musicians. Bowing curriculum begins immediately to encourage
the physical development needed for strong bowing technique. Note
reading right from the start allows students to develop strong reading
skills. Rhythm Charts feature rhythmic word associations for quick
comprehension and long-term retention.
Title: Artistry in Strings, By Robert S. Frost, Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Co.
by Charles Peters and Paul Yoder.
This six-part series begins with the basics and progresses through advanced harmony and arranging. Each book is a complete text and workbook in itself containing 30 short lessons and assignments. Most work can be completed outside of rehearsals at the student's own pace. Review and grading can be done in less than 5 minutes of class time. This combination of home study plus just a few minutes of rehearsal time for theory will produce amazing results in a very short time.
Book 1: Beginning Theory Book 2: Intermediate Theory Book 3: Advanced Theory Book 4: Elementary Harmony and Arranging Book 5: Intermediate Harmony and Arranging Book 6: Advanced Harmony and Arranging
Title: Master Theory, Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Co.
"Playing With Style" is a set of colorful concert pieces in a variety of styles, including tango, ragtime, and jazz. The pieces use effects such as glissando and tremolo and allow opportunities to explore chromaticisms, swing rhythms, and syncopation. In the string parts, the melody is passed around so that all members of the ensemble can have the opportunity to play the tune. Fingerings have been kept to a minimum and are normally included only for clarification of chromatic passages or where notes go out of first position.
Title: Playing with Style: Duets, By Martin, Joanne, Published by Summy-Birchard Inc.
A collection of carefully selected violin and cello etudes flexibly scored to provide maximum benefits in technical and musical growth for all string players. Useful as concert material and for tonal development, pitch accuracy, bowing skills and ensemble playing. A unison version, an orchestrated version and duet parts for each etude are included.
Title: Variables, By Henry Kolar, Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Co.
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.
Diamond in the Sky is a children's book on the life of Dr. Shinichi Suzuki. It is for the thousands of children (and their parents) who study the Suzuki Method of learning music. This book makes Dr. Suzuki a real person to his students. It describes his life in clear, chronological order, and includes anecdotes and historical information that bring Dr. Suzuki to life in a real world. Diamond in the Sky is written for a 4th-6th grade reader, or can be used by parents to read aloud to younger children.
Title: Diamond in the Sky, Published by Summy-Birchard Inc., Item number: B40090
The second volume in this popular series, Uni-Tunes II is an elementary to intermediate-level supplement that reinforces note reading and finger patterns in the keys of F Major, d minor, Bb Major, g minor, Eb Major, and c minor. The minor sections include the natural/pure, melodic, and harmonic forms of the minor scale. Each of the Major key sections and minor key sections feature unison exercises and harmonized etudes. The last portion of Uni-Tunes II includes one-octave scales in each of the keys featured. Great reinforcement and students will love the full-color illustrations.
Title: Uni-Tunes Volume 2, By Nunez, Carold, Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Co.
Title: Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin, By Richard Wagner, Edited by Wolfgang Birtel, Published by Edition Schott.
This edition contains the entire Bridal Chorus from Richard Wagner's Lohengrin. It includes the middle section which is usually omitted. Available for Violin and Piano; Viola and Piano; Cello and Piano. Score (7 pgs) with Parts.
Essential Musicianship for Strings: Ensemble Concepts (Intermediate Level)
Supplement your beginning string curriculum with this new ensemble series from the authors of Essential Elements 2000 for Strings. Essential Musicianship - Ensemble Concepts is a two-level series correlated with Essential Elements 2000 that will reinforce your students' developing skills with solid beginning rounds and easy arrangements. All are designed to supplement method instruction and are organized around the keys taught in Essential Elements 2000 Books 1 and 2. In addition, each book provides a wealth of beginning and intermediate performance materials (over 35 rounds/arrangements in each book).
Correlated with Strictly Strings Bk. 1, pg. 25. Now 50% off! This item is in less than perfect condition. Cover is slightly worn.
Title: Cripple Creek for String Orchestra (Grade 1), By Traditional, Edited by Edmund J. Siennicki, Published by Hal Leonard
Edmund Siennicki has arranged this classic fiddle tune for young strings with more than just the fiddles in mind. Including the usual eight-note fiddling rhythmic figures (4/4), left-hand pizzicato, double notes and some clever voicings, the piece is guaranteed fun for everyone.