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String Techniques for Superior Musical Performance

Viva Vibrato!

This comprehensive technique and musicianship book provides an abundance of enjoyable repertoire and musical, results driven exercises (scales, etudes, chorales, classical repertoire) that will help your students develop solid, accurate technique. Establishing a strong foundation with good left and right hand technique will result in outstanding musical performances and will help open your students’ world to a vast wealth of incredible literature. Perfect for intermediate level.

114VN - Violin
114VA - Viola
114CO - Cello
114SB - String Bass
114PA - Piano Accompaniment
114F - Full Conductor Score

Viva Vibrato! is exciting, innovative, and revolutionary in its approach to teaching vibrato. The upbeat, user friendly style and dialoge, contemporary design, and effective developmental exercises gently guide students through a five section curriculum: Vibrato Readiness, The Birth of a Vibrato, The Developing Vibrato, The Maturing Vibrato, and The Artistic Vibrato.
 

96VN - Violin
96VA - Viola
96CO - Cello
96SB - String Bass
96PA - Piano Accompaniment
96DVD - DVD (The Art of Vibrato)

First Things Frist

First Things Frist S'more

First Things First is a collection of traditional folk songs, classical themes, rounds, and original pieces representing over ten countries and styles from around the world. The compositions are arranged to be extremely versatile in meeting the needs of younger beginners in an elementary level string orchestra. Each instrument has the melody line, as well as an additional harmony line. By using all the parts a string orchestra is achieved. With the addition of the piano, any size string class can successfully perform these selections.

Cello - 108CO
Piano Accompaniment - 108PA
Score - 108F
String Bass - 108SB
Viola - 108VA
Violin - 108VN

First Things First S'More is a collection of traditional folk songs, classical themes and rounds representing cultures and styles from around the world. As the second volume in this series, it is slightly more advanced than First Things First. Accidentals rather than key signatures are used in the student parts to assist young players with note reading. Each instrument part book includes a melody line as well as an additional harmony line. With the addition of the piano, any size string class can successfully perform these selections. By using all the parts together, a complete string orchestra is achieved.

Cello - 111CO
Piano Accompaniment - 111PA
Score - 111F
String Bass - 111SB
Viola - 111VA
Violin - 111VN

Fiddle Magic

Fiddle Rhythms

Nip the technical hang-ups of intermediate and advanced players early in their instruction with this extraordinary book of first and third position exercises that precisely isolate the myriad of problems that violinists confront.

Strengthening the left hand using the neglected fourth finger.
Allowing time for depth of finger placement.
Refining finger motion.
Hearing high/low contrasts.
Developing flexibility and independence of finger placement.
Concentrating on "high thirds" in major keys and "low thirds" in minor keys
Executing accurate shifts from first to third position.

WS8VN Violin

Through her years of teaching, Sally O'Reilly has learned the value of word association in teaching accurate rhythmic concepts to students of all ages. In Fiddle Rhythms, she presents a myriad of short exercises, with words for each exercise that help your students develop rhythmic accuracy.

For private or violin study, colorfully illustrated, ideal for both traditional and suzuki - trained violin students who are entering an intermediate level of playing.
 

WS7VN

Strings Rhythms

Champion Strings

String Rhythms is ideal for heterogenous string classes and individual study. Each page is devoted to a different rhythmic concept. Word assosciation is again a vital part of the rhythm instruction!
 

Cello (O'Reilly) - WS9CO
String Bass (O'Reilly) - WS9SB
Viola (O'Reilly) - WS9VA
Violin (O'Reilly) - WS9VN

Designed by well-known Suzuki teachers for the young (ages 6 – 10) beginning violinist, violist, or cellist. The book stresses and builds strong reading skills. The music notes are larger than most books making reading easier. Fun learning games provide special interest and strengthen learning.
 

String Collections & Studies
Tch Gd/Pa Accmp - 77PA
Viola - 77VA
Violin - 77VN
Champion Strings-Cello - 77CO

Uni-Tunes

Uni-Tunes II

Uni-Tunes is an elementary level supplement that reinforces note reading and basic finger patterns in the keys of D, G, and C Major. The 28 unison exercises in each key are progressive, and culminate in the performance of a unison string orchestra composition with piano accompaniment.

Uni Tunes- Book 1

Cello - 88CO
String Bass - 88SB
Viola - 88VA
Violin - 88VN

The second volume in this popular series, Uni-Tunes II is an elementary to intermediate-level supplement that reinforces note reading and finger patterns in the keys of F Major, d minor, Bb Major, g minor, Eb Major, and c minor. The minor sections include the natural/pure, melodic, and harmonic forms of the minor scale. Each of the Major key sections and minor key sections feature unison exercises and harmonized etudes.

Score - 109F
String Collections & Studies
Cello - 109CO
String Bass - 109SB
Viola - 109VA
Violin - 109VN

Strolling Strings

 

Strolling Strings is a fresh and exciting way to sustain or restore interest in your orchestra at all grade levels. Performing at banquets, PTA meetings, and private parties provides much needed exposure for your program. In addition, it gives your students the opportunity to reach out and become involved in their community, developing their performance skills as they go. Strolling Strings is a fun and effective way for orchestra directors to meet the dual challenges of educating students and providing quality entertainment for the community.

A Musical Buffet of All Time Favorites
This complete 25-minute program contains 10 arrangements, including folk songs, waltzes, light classics, and a bluegrass fiddle encore. It works well for groups just getting started, and eases everyone into the exciting realm of strolling table-side to serenade the audience. Grade 3.

Cello - GL118CO
Score - GL118F
Piano - GL118PA
String Bass - GL118SB
Viola - GL118VA
Violin - GL118VN
 

A Night in Vienna
Audiences will love this lively and festive collection of waltzes and polkas! This 35 minute show features audience favorites by the Viennese masters, including Mozart, Strauss, Beethoven, Schubert, and more. Grade 4.

Cello - GL119CO
Score - GL119F
Piano - GL119PA
String Bass - GL119SB
Viola - GL119VA
Violin - GL119VN

A Night at the Symphony is the most technically and musically challenging of the four shows, but well worth the time! It features arrangements of some of the finest symphonic literature ever written. In 30 minutes you can provide your audience with the elegant music of Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Borodin, von Weber, Strauss, and Dvorak. Grade 4+

Cello - GL120CO
Score - GL120F
Piano - GL120PA
String Bass - GL120SB
Viola - GL120VA
Violin - GL120VN
 

Strolling Around the World is perfect for less advanced players, or for strolling groups just getting started. This 30-minute show features the music of England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Russia, Spain, and the U.S.A. Grades 2-3

Cello - GL121CO
Score - GL121F
Piano - GL121PA
String Bass - GL121SB
Viola  - GL121VA
Violin - GL121VN

Bach and Before for Strings

Strolling Strings is a fresh and exciting way to sustain or restore interest in your orchestra at all grade levels. Performing at banquets, PTA meetings, and private parties provides much needed exposure for your program. In addition, it gives your students the opportunity to reach out and become involved in their community, developing their performance skills as they go. Strolling Strings is a fun and effective way for orchestra directors to meet the dual challenges of educating students and providing quality entertainment for the community.

This complete 25-minute program contains 10 arrangements, including folk songs, waltzes, light classics, and a bluegrass fiddle encore. It works well for groups just getting started, and eases everyone into the exciting realm of strolling table-side to serenade the audience. Grade 3.

Conductor Score - 110F
Cello - 110CO
Piano - 110PA

String Bass - 110SB
Viola - 110VA
Violin - 110VN

 

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