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Artistry in Strings

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. 

Introduction Books (CD included)
♪ 102VN Violin ► Sample
♪  102VA Viola ► Sample
♪  102CO Cello
♪  102SB String Bass  ► Sample
♪  102PA Piano Accompaniment 
♪  102F Teacher’s Complete Score & Manual ► Sample

102VN

102VN Violin (with CD)

102VA

102VA Viola (with CD)

102CO

102CO Cello (with CD)

102SB

102SB String Bass
(with CD)

102PA

102PA Piano
Accompaniment (with CD)

102F

102F Teacher’s Edition,
(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: (sold separately)
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.

BOOK 2 (BOOK & 2 CD PACKAGE)
♪  101VN Violin 
♪  101VA Viola 
♪  101CO Cello 
♪  101SB String Bass 
♪  101PA Piano Accompaniment 
♪  101F Conductor Score (Sample > TOC | Score)
♪  101CD 2-CD Set of Accompaniments
♪  100X Parent's Guide

Artistry in Ensembles

ARTISTRY IN ENSEMBLES

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 



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