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Take your band program to the next level!

Essential Elements for Strings Book 1 offers beginning students sound pedagogy and engaging music, all carefully paced to successfully start young players on their musical journey. EE features both familiar songs and specially designed exercises, created and arranged for the classroom in a unison-learning environment, as well as instrument-specific exercises to focus each student on the unique characteristics of their own instrument. EE provides both teachers and students with a wealth of materials to develop total musicianship, even at the beginning stages.

FEATURES
  • Each Book Includes My EE Library
  • Start-up Video: learn the basics
  • Play-along MP3: features professional players on your instrument
  • Duets and Trios: print and play parts with friends
  • Music Listening Library: hear great pieces for orchestra
  • SmartMusic: exercises 1-100
  • Enhanced Starting System
  • Book 1 uses a note-to-note sequence with easy-to-read notation. Students begin with the note names written inside the note heads, and then the names are gradually eliminated.
  • Contemporary pedagogy starts from the "top" of the hand. Violins and violas start with three fingers down, cellos with four. This technique creates better left-hand shape and helps develop proper playing position from the beginning. Teaching the double bass is accomplished without displacing the octave.
  • Optimum Reinforced Learning
  • New material is carefully paced, sequential and immediately reinforced. New notes are approached by step, then gradually played with wider skips and crossing strings. Each new rhythm is introduced as a Rhythm Rap, which can be shadow bowed, then played on an open string, and finally placed in an appropriate melodic setting.
  • The right hand is thoroughly and sequentially developed through a series of seven Bow Builders. Each one defines a specific action required to produce an acceptable bow hand.
  • Pacing
  • Only one new concept is introduced at a time. The pacing encourages student mastery without excessive repetition. You can move from line to line quickly within each class. Students master quarter notes, then move to eighth, half, dotted-half, and whole notes.
  • New concepts are presented in familiar keys and rhythms. These skills are integrated in shaded sections called Skill Builders to combine rhythms, pitches and bowings into comprehensive exercises to develop solid technique.
  • Theory, History, Cross-Curriculum and Creativity
  • It's all right in each student book, correlated with the music and concepts they are currently learning. This is by far the most efficient way to meet the National Standards, integrate other subjects into the music curriculum, and still teach the essentials of music performance.
  • Performance Spotlights
  • A variety of rounds, duets and orchestra arrangements (11) are included. These can be used independently throughout the year, or combined for a pre-planned concert.
  • Additional Features
  • Accurate illustrations help develop proper playing position
  • Listening Skills for each new note for accurate intonation
  • Subdivision introduced from the beginning
  • Assessment for immediate evaluation of students' skills
  • Large, clear Fingering Charts
  • Special page devoted solely to mixing Finger Patterns
  • Solo with piano accompaniment for each instrument

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Essential Elements for Strings - Violin (Book 1 with EEi)

  • ISBN: 9780634038174
  • Width: 9.0"
  • Length: 12.0"
  • 48 pages
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Comments about Hal Leonard Essential Elements for Strings - Violin (Book 1 with EEi):

I went to this site at the recommendation of my son's orchestra teacher. I found a wonderful selection of music books and due to the great prices I bought not only for my son but books for his class and grades below him as well.

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excellent for group lessons in school

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Comments about Hal Leonard Essential Elements for Strings - Violin (Book 1 with EEi):

I use this book for 4th and 5th grade group string lessons. The wonderful things about it: 1. the music and accompaniment tracks are attractive to the kids and me 2. i can use it even when i have to combine different instruments in the same class 3. pedagogically, it usually introduces skills at a good pace and in a good order. Things that are not wonderful: It has too much material with the letter names in the note heads which interferes with the kids learning to read music. so I have the kids color in the note heads so they can't read them. 2. The CD only has tracks 1 to 72 and the kids need all of the tracks. The kids at my school are not well off enough to have the technology to use the resources on the DVD. They just need a simple CD with all of the songs.

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Comments about Hal Leonard Essential Elements for Strings - Violin (Book 1 with EEi):

Although this book is intended to be teacher-taught, it is great for the beginner who has experience with music that wants to learn something different without expensive lessons. It is great. I'm learning at a fast pace. Buy it for yourself if you want to learn to play the beautiful violin :]

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Advanced music technology at an affordable price

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Comments about Hal Leonard Essential Elements for Strings - Violin (Book 1 with EEi):

TO FELLOW TEACHERS: Your students (and you) will benefit greatly from the technology included in this book. I'd say you're getting more than $100 worth of value! This book includes a play-along CD for tracks 1-71. The CD-ROM includes software for Finale NotePad. Your students can learn to create music quickly and easily from their home computers, printing out the sheet music product! The DVD helps the beginners with their home practice. They watch the clips to reinforce what they've already learned in the studio or classroom. They can use the DVD-Rom to print and play parts with friends when they're ready! They can access the Music Listening Library to hear great orchestal works. This is a product that starts at the right place and grows with your students. EE2000 includes traditional favorites: Lightly Row, Old MacDonald, Hot Cross Buns, Ode to Joy, Can-Can and many more. Building skills is done a small step at a time. All 193 play-aong tracks are found on the DVD - all exercises! What a delightful set of learning tool for the 21st century!

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