String Basics Book 3 by award-winning authors Terry Shade, Jeremy Woolstenhulme, and Wendy Barden, continues with a strong pedagogy and step-by-step sequences of instruction preparing students for grade 3 performance literature and beyond. Book 3 opens with independent instrument tuning, then a critical review section allows students to be prepared for shifting & position work, new major & minor keys, the chromatic scale, and advanced note values & rhythm combinations. All are reinforced with technical exercises and a wide sampling of classical and cultural music. Book 3 concludes with vibrato development exercises specially designed for heterogeneous classrooms. Like with all String Basics method books, Book 3 features the popular Interactive Practice Studio and Interactive Teacher Studio, accessible on any Windows or Mac computer. Each student book and Teacher’s Edition comes with a DVD containing video lessons and accompaniment Practice Tracks (also provided in the IPS and ITS).
About String Basics:
String Basics (Steps to Success for String Orchestra) for violin, viola, cello, and bass is a comprehensive method for 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.
Interactive Practice Studio 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!
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.
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.