String Basics: Steps to Success for String
Orchestra is a comprehensive method for beginning string
classes. Utilizing technical exercises, music from around the world,
classical themes by the masters, and original compositions, students
will learn to play their string instruments in an orchestra.
Step-by-step sequences of instruction will prove invaluable as
students learn to hold their instrument and bow, finger new notes,
count different rhythms, read music notation, and more.
Clear, full-color photographs and fingering chart diagrams
introduce playing positions, bow hold and bowing, and left hand
Duets, rounds, trios, and orchestra arrangements develop
student's ability to play in an ensemble setting right away. Duets
are designed to strengthen ear training and establishing good
Theory & Composition offers students hands-on experiences to
better understand what they see and hear by actually learning to
notate music and compose simple melodic lines.
Video Lessons offer students and teachers a
comprehensive, step-by-step look at concepts taught throughout
String Basics. Lessons are taught in a middle school classroom
setting by authors Shade and Wolstenhulme. Lessons show special
consideration for each instrument and one lesson is specially
devoted to shifting for the bass.
Interactive Practice Studio is a unique and trendsetting
downloadable IPS resource containing a wealth of supporting
biographical, historical, and cultural information; photos, maps,
artwork, audio samples, video and more. It's designed with your
students in mind. Fun - Inspiring - Motivating!
The Teacher's Edition provides successful teaching strategies
as they pertain to the material introduced throughout String Basics.
The Strategies are divided into two categories: Performance and
Musical Understanding. Through them, guidelines and guide- posts
assist towards giving students a comprehensive experience in
orchestra. Also available to teachers is the
Interactive Teacher's Studio (ITS), offering even more helpful tips
- A String Basics Suppplement
Rhythm Basics, by
Wendy Barden, is an effective new supplemental
workbook loosely based on the progression of lessons
taught in the popular new string method String
Basics. Students learn, practice, and apply rhythms
commonly used in middle level and early high school
repertoire through a variety of engaging activities,
all challenging students to extend their
understanding of rhythms to higher level thinking.
Units are sequential and, once a concept is
introduced, it is reinforced throughout the rest of
the book. Rhythm Basics provides the foundation
necessary for young musicians to achieve rhythmic
W116 Rhythm Basics - A String Basics Suppplement,
W116T Rhythm Basics - A String Basics Supplement,