String Town Tunes
String Town Tunes: Concert Pieces for Teaching Beginning Strings. By Doris Gazda. Published by Carl Fischer.
String Town Tunes is a wonderful collection of familiar folk melodies, memorable classical themes, and highly original tunes accompanied by a play-along CD in each book. This is a progressive book where each tune demonstrates a particular pedagogical challenge that helps the young musician become more aware of the goals in playing a bowed string instrument. Emphasis is placed on the most fundamental ideals of teaching beginning strings: tone, intonation and bow control.