20 Progressive Solos for String Instruments

Author: Samuel Applebaum
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 9781457455155
Format: PDF, Mobi
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These solos, with piano accompaniment, can be used by individual players as well as for performance by groups. They have proven effective for recruiting string players in the public schools, and for string classes, solo contests and string festivals. Each piece has a distinct value, either for development of certain rhythms, for the development of the left hand and bow arm, and for development of style and musicianship. For more advanced players, these pieces may include shifting into the third position. The third position fingerings may be added by the student or the teacher. Published for violin, viola, cello, string bass, and piano accompaniment.

Sound Innovations for String Orchestra

Author: Alfred Publishing Staff
Publisher: Alfred Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780739067949
Format: PDF, ePub
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Sound Innovations for String Orchestra, Book 2 continues your student's musical journey by teaching with segmented presentation of new concepts and introducing ensemble playing. Isolating concepts and teaching them individually helps facilitate understanding of the more advanced material. Following the unique Sound Innovations organization, the book contains four levels, each of which is divided into several sections that introduces concepts separately and provides plenty of practice and performance opportunities to reinforce each lesson. Visit www.alfred.com/soundinnovations for more information. "Sound Innovations by Alfred Music is a dream-come-true method for beginning concert band and string orchestra. Its infusion of technology provides an open-ended architecture of the first order. This unique blend of time-tested strategies and technology offer a great foundation for a successful learning experience." ---John Kuzmich, Jr., BandDirector.com This title is available in SmartMusic.

Strategies for Teaching Strings

Author: Donald L. Hamann
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199857227
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Strategies for Teaching Strings: Building a Successful String and Orchestra Program, Second Edition, is an essential guide for prospective, novice, and experienced string teachers alike. Now featuring an integrated DVD, this comprehensive text provides all the information necessary to develop and manage a successful school-based program. Based on the national standards for teaching strings and orchestra, the text covers performance objectives, strategies for teaching technical and performance skills, and solutions to common playing problems for elementary, middle, and high school skill levels. It also offers rehearsal strategies to develop large-group ensemble techniques, practical approaches to teaching improvisation, and advice on how to increase student recruitment and retention. What's new in the third edition? * An expanded section on string instrument parts and equipment * More solutions for common playing issues * Bonus strategies for teaching shifting and vibrato at all levels of instruction * Updated information on national standards * A new section devoted to non-string players teaching strings * Additional suggested further resources, both print and online * Links to best-selling full and string orchestra works from J. W. Pepper, for students at all levels

Violin Basics

Author: Alfred Publishing
Publisher: Alfred Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780739089149
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Ultimate Beginner Series has helped thousands of aspiring musicians begin experiencing the fun of playing music in the simplest, most direct manner possible. This book and DVD set is perfect for beginning students, those changing from another instrument, or as a refresher course for players returning to the violin after many years. You will learn all the basics of holding the instrument and bow, using your hands to finger notes, tuning your instrument, and reading music. The step-by-step explanations, photographs, diagrams of every concept, and the correlating DVD, make this book a must-have for anyone learning to play violin. When you are finished with this book and DVD, you will have the solid fundamentals needed to successfully play the violin.

Strictly Strings Book 3

Author: Jacquelyn Dillon
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 9781457411298
Format: PDF, ePub
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Strictly Strings Book 3 is an all-in-one technical and musical reference book for the advanced middle school and high school orchestra. It may be used as a follow-up to Book 2 or independently as a quick-reference technique and musicianship manual. Strictly Strings Book 3 features a host of suggested fingerings and bowings, emphasizes "real" music with over forty 2- and 3-part excerpts, and allows students to work on their own.

Music Education in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance

Author: Susan Forscher Weiss
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253004551
Format: PDF
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What were the methods and educational philosophies of music teachers in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance? What did students study? What were the motivations of teacher and student? Contributors to this volume address these topics and other -- including gender, social status, and the role of the Church -- to better understand the identities of music teachers and students from 650 to 1650 in Western Europe. This volume provides an expansive view of the beginnings of music pedagogy, and shows how the act of learning was embedded in the broader context of the early Western art music tradition.

Webster s New World Essential Vocabulary

Author: David A Herzog
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544188705
Format: PDF, Docs
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EXPAND YOUR VOCABULARY--FOR BETTER TEST SCORES AND BETTER COMMUNICATION You probably can't learn all the hundreds of thousands of words in the English language--but you can learn those difficult words you're most likely to need to know. If you want to increase your vocabulary for standardized tests or just better communication, Webster's New World Essential Vocabulary is the only tool you need. It presents essential words with definitions, example sentences, synonyms, and tense forms. In addition to the most frequently tested terms from the SAT and GRE tests, Webster's New World Essential Vocabulary also includes helpful appendices on foreign phrases, prefixes, and suffixes. Together, these 1,500 words and definitions not only prepare you for tough tests, but also dramatically improve your communication skills for the business world or studying English as a second language. Whether you're worried about college entrance exams or just want to be better with words, this practical, helpful resource gives you the tools you need to read, speak, and write more persuasively, and communicate more effectively. Plus, Handy self-tests let you gauge your understanding of words and meaning, so you can measure your progress as you go!

Strictly Strings

Author: Jacquelyn Dillon
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
ISBN: 9780739020548
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Strictly Strings Book 3 is an all-in-one technical and musical reference book for the advanced middle school and high school orchestra. It may be used as a follow-up to Book 2 or independently as a quick-reference technique and musicianship manual. Strictly Strings Book 3 features a host of suggested fingerings and bowings, emphasizes "real" music with over forty 2- and 3-part excerpts, and allows students to work on their own. The comb binding creates a lay-flat book that is perfect for study and performance.