The ABC's of String Orchestra
The ABC's of String Orchestra. Arranged by Janice Tucker Rhoda and Andrew Balent. Published by Carl Fischer.
Over 20 exciting string arrangements for the beginning ensemble that includes classical and popular melodies you know and love!
Janice Tucker Rhoda's remarkable and innovative series, The ABC's of Strings has had a major effect on the way stringed instruments are being taught. Now, with the help of experienced composer/arranger Andrew Balent, she has brought her carefully graded approach to ensemble playing. The ABCs of String Orchestra progresses in a gradual and logical manner, making it an ideal collection for introducing young students to the challenges of playing in a group. The 21 selections in the collection include familiar classical, popular and folk melodies, as well as original tunes specifically designed to facilitate the development of the left-hand and bowing techniques. From Alouette and Frère Jacques to Hatikvah, Jingle Bells and O Pastorzinho the books contain a wealth of recognizable (and multicultural) material that will be fun to learn and play.