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String Basics

Introducing the string method
for today… for the future 

String Basics: Steps to Success for String Orchestra begins with a three-level comprehensive method for beginning to intermediate string classes. Authored by active middle school string educators, this method takes students through each step of the learning process logically and with ample reinforcement. String Basics provides key elements designed to reflect the framework articulated in the National Core Arts Standards.

115VN

115VN Violin, Book 1  ► Sample 1

115VA

115VA Viola, Book 1  ► Sample 1

115CO

115CO Cello , Book 1  ► Sample 1

115SB

115SB String Bass , Book 1   ► Sample 1

115PA

115PA Piano
Accompaniment , Book 1   ► Sample 1

115F

115F Teacher’s Edition , Book 1  ► Sample 1

STRING BASICS BOOK 1
Key Features

♪ Builds a rhythmic foundation with singing and counting aloud
♪ Pizzicato startup
♪ Introduces note reading from the start with large music staff
♪ Instrument position & bow hold are supported with superb photographs an detailed instructions
♪ Duets are designed for intonation development and ear training
♪ Keys of D, G, C Major introduced
♪ Whole, half, quarter, eighth notes in 4/4, 3/4, 2/4 time
2-, 3-, 4-note slurs
♪ Bass shifting to C# and D
♪ Features orchestra arrangements, inc. chorales, and a solo
♪ Valuable videos for students, teachers & parents 

116VA

116VN Violin , Book 2  ► Sample 1

116VA

116VA Viola , Book 2  ►  Sample 1

115CO

116CO Cello, Book 2    ► Sample 1

116SB

116SB String Bass , Book 2  ► Sample 1

116PA

116PA Piano Accompaniment , Book 2
Sample 1 | Sample 2

116F

116F Teacher’s Edition , Book 2  
Sample 1  | Sample 2

STRING BASICS BOOK 2
Key Features

♪ Ample review material
♪ Keys of D, G, C, F, BH, Major and their relative minors
♪ High/low 4th finger for upper strings
♪ Forward/backward extension for cello
♪ Shifting for bass
♪ Arpeggios
♪ Dotted quarter / eighth combinations, 16th notes
♪ Syncopation
♪ Dynamics
♪ Special segment on jazz improvisation
♪ Duets, orchestra arrangements, solo
♪ Valuable videos for students, teachers & parents 

117VN

117VN Violin , Book 3



117VA

117VA Viola , Book 3

117CO

117CO Cello , Book 3

117SB

117SB String Bass , Book 3

117PA

117PA Piano Accompaniment, Book 3

117F

117F Teacher’s Edition , Book 3

STRING BASICS BOOK 3
Key Features

♪ Ample review material
♪ Tuning instrument photos & instructions
♪ Keys of A, E, EH Major & C minor
♪ Chromatic scale
♪ 6/8 , 9/8 , 12/8 time
♪ 3rd position for upper strings
♪ 2nd, 3rd, & 4th positions for cello
♪ Extensive shifting for bass
♪ Louré bowing
♪ Duets, rounds, orchestra arrangements
♪ Valuable videos for students & teachers

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Steps to Successful Ensembles

A STRING BASICS SUPPLEMENT!

Steps to Successful Ensembles is an extraordinary collection of 24 grade ½ - 1 ensembles loosely correlated with Book 1. Arranged for string orchestra, music includes arrangement of classical themes, folk songs, and includes original music by Woolstenhulme. Classroom tested and performed in concert, this collection is a definite hit! A recording of each selection is available at www.kjos.com in the “Kjos Multimedia Library” section. 

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Pluckers                     Pizzicato Rock
The Mighty Triad      All Around My Hat
White Cliff                  Kappa Festival
The Sly Fox               Two Happy Geese
Old MacDonald         The Troll
War Drums                 March of the Kings
Magic Portal              De Colores
Pirates Plunder        Knight of the Castle
Rigaudon                   William Tell Overture
Abendsegen             Big Ol' Basses
The Great Vikings    Rock'n Off the String
Rondeau                    Peasant Cantata 

118VN Violin  ► Sample 1 | Sample 2
118VN3 Alt Violin (Viola T.C.)   ► Sample 1 | Sample 2
118VA Viola   ► Sample 1 | Sample 2
118CO Cello    ► Sample 1 | Sample 2
118SB String Bass   Sample 1 | Sample 2
118PA Piano Accompaniment  Sample 1 | Sample 2
118F Full Conductor Score  Sample 1 | Sample 2

Rhythms Basic

RHYTHM BASICS

WENDY BARDEN 

Student & Teacher's Workbook

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 through a variety of engaging activities, and 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 for young musicians to achieve rhythmic mastery! 

Unit 1 : Quarter Note & Quarter Rest
Unit 2: Half Note / Whole Note and Rests
Unit 3 : Eighth Notes
Unit 4 : More 4/4 , 2/4, 3/4
Unit 5 : Dotted Quarter / Eighth Note & Rest
Unit 6 : Sixteenth Notes
Unit 7 : Cut Time
Unit 8 : 6/8  

W116 Student Book  ► Sample 1 | Sample 2 | Video
W116T Teacher’s Edition  ► Sample 1 | Sample 2

BASIC MUSIC THEORY AND HOSTORY FOR STRINGS WORKBOOKS 1 & 2

The String Basics curriculum is comprehensive in every way. It features supplements designed to support string music classrooms that work to achieve and succeed with the National Core Standards, For classrooms utilizing educational goals not bound by the National Core Standards, the String Basics curriculum provides everything necessary for a well rounded, top notch music education.

Workbook 1

L65VN Violin ► Sample 1 | 2
L65VA Viola ► Sample 1 | 2
L65CO Cello ► Sample 1 | 2
L65SB String Bass
Sample 1 | 2
L65T Teacher’s Edition ► Sample 1 | Sample 2

BASIC MUSIC THEORY

Workbook 2

L66VN Violin  ► Sample 1 | 2
L66VA Viola  ► Sample 1 |  2
L66CO Cello  ► Sample 1 | 2
L66SB String Bass  
Sample 1 | Sample 2
L66T Teacher’s Edition  
Sample 1 | Sample 2

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