Artistry in Strings is a groundbreaking string method.
Solid techniques and expressive music making.
Artistry in Strings' comprehensive approach contains all the basic tools necessary to establish solid technique and expressive music making. Artistry in Strings is a music educator's dream, combining a performance-centered approach with optional theory, composing, listening, assessment, and interdisciplinary and multi-cultural studies.
Authors Robert S. Frost, Gerald Fischbach, and Wendy Barden have combined their vast experience as educators to provide a string method that is well paced for all types of beginning string classes. Regardless of class frequency and duration, or class size and student age, Artistry in Strings will assist you to achieve superior results.
INTRODUCTION TO ARTISTRY IN STRINGS BOOK 1
The perfect primer level for young beginners! Music size is larger and fewer objects on each page enable easier visual tracking. Focuses on proper instrument / bow hold, counting, note reading. Teacher’s Score includes tips, assessment tools, aural skills games, and more. Accompaniment CD is included on all books and score.
102CO Cello (with CD)
ARTISTRY IN STRINGS BOOK 1
Two unique options for bass students: a Low Position or traditional approach, and a Middle Position or contemporary approach (starting in 4th position).
The curriculum encourages:
→ Bodies in motion (1st exercise starts with the bow)
→ Note reading skills
→ Left hand development
→ Rhythm/counting development through word association
→ Beautiful sound production
→ Music making for the love of it
Two CDs are include in the curriculum:
1) Accompaniment CD and 2) Enrichment CD featuring excerpts of symphonic works and world music. The Conductor’s Score includes tips, assessment forms, duplicable theory and history worksheets, and more
BOOK 1 (BOOK & 2 CD PACKAGE)
♪ 100VN Violin
♪ 100VA Viola
♪ 100CO Cello
♪ 100SBM String Bass
♪ 100PA Piano Accompaniment
♪ 100F Conductor Score (Sample > Table of Content | Score)
♪ 100CD 2-CD Set of Accompaniments
♪ 100X Parent's Guide
ARTISTRY IN STRINGS BOOK 2
Book 2 continues the philosophies shared throughout Book 1 with the most complete pedagogy possible. Technical work brings students closer to playing literature by the master composers. Students dabble with composition as their knowledge of theory becomes stronger. Engaging full-length solos and orchestrated ensembles provide endless educational and performance opportunities.
17 Beginning-Level Ensembels for String Instruments
Artistry in Ensembles offers new and exciting original pieces, transcriptions of old favorites, and spectacular fold song arrangements in a versatile 3-part format. Teachers can augment their rehearsals and performances with the piano accompaniments and optional percussions parts.
Titles include: Pop, Popcorn! Pop!; Lo Yisa Goy; Kutsu gu Naru; King William’s March; Ballades of the American West; Chester; Galactic Odyssey; Festival of Brahms, and more.
BOOK 1 & BOOK 2
106VN Violin 106VA Viola
106CO Cello 106SB String Bass
106PA Piano Accompaniment
106F Full Conductor Score