String Basics: Steps to Success for String Orchestra, by Terry Shade and Jeremy Woolstenhulme, 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 finger patterns. 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 information. 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.
This book is one component of the Strings Basic Series that includes the Interactive Practice Studio, which is a unique and trendsetting downloadable 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!