Essentials for Strings

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Description

Essentials for Strings is an excellent systematic and comprehensive approach to technical development for use by full string orchestras, string ensembles, and individual string players.

Features include:

RHYTHM

  • Teaches a consistent counting system.
  • Develops excellent sight-reading skills.
  • Shows note relationships via graphic “rhythm boxes.”
  • Provides 18 pages of bowed rhythm studies.

TECHNIQUE

  • Scales, Arpeggios, and Broken Thirds in one, two, and three octaves, in every major and minor key.
  • All studies are fingered for each instrument.
  • Gives rhythmic variations for all exercises.

BOWING

  • Clearly explains eight basic bowing styles.
  • Suggests countless bowing possibilities.

INTONATION

  • Offers step-by-step procedures for developing perfect intonation.
  • Includes tuning recommendations for all strings.
  • Includes 5 four-part chorales to develop group intonation.

 

Additional information

Instrument

Bass, Cello, Viola, Violin

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