The comprehensive approach of Artistry in Strings provides all the basic tools necessary for establishing solid technique and expressive music making! Perfect for classroom, group, or private instruction. Each book includes music theory, composition, listening exercise, improvisation, ensemble performances, and interdisciplinary studies for a well-rounded approach. Music styles include classical, jazz, country, rock and folk music from a variety of cultures around the world.The perfect primer level for young beginners! Students will establish solid string technique, strong rhythm skills, and a love of playing music that will ensure success and satisfaction as they progress in their studies. Each book includes an Accompaniment CD, ideal for student motivation and rhythmic development.