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String Basics Book 1 for Viola is a groundbreaking educational resource for new viola students. Created by renowned pedagogues Terry Shade and Jeremy...Click To Read More About This Product

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A comprehensive method for beginning string classes.

String Basics Book 1 for Viola is a groundbreaking educational resource for new viola students. Created by renowned pedagogues Terry Shade and Jeremy Woolstenhulme, this comprehensive method utilizes a carefully scaffolded curriculum to teach violists proper technique, note reading, rhythmic skills, and ensemble playing. Step-by-step lessons introduce fundamentals like instrument position, bow hold, and left-hand fingerings, supported by full-color photos and diagrams. Duets, rounds, and orchestra arrangements provide authentic opportunities to make music with others right from the start.

World Music and Masterworks Inspire Musical Creativity

String Basics incorporates melodies and rhythms from across the globe to spark students' interest in different cultures. Familiar themes by Bach, Beethoven, and other legendary composers motivate learners to achieve high musical standards. Original pieces round out the repertoire, showcasing a variety of styles. With this diverse array of music, violists can develop a lifetime appreciation for the art form.

Interactive Practice Studio Enhances At-Home Learning

The accompanying Interactive Practice Studio provides an invaluable web-based resource for students to use outside of lessons. Biographies, timelines, photos, maps, audio samples, and video clips offer a multimedia cultural and historical context for the music in the method book. Students can also access supplemental exercises, ear training apps, and notation tools to strengthen their skills. This innovative technology makes practicing more engaging and effective.

A Trusted Resource for Inspiring Young Violists

With its sequential approach, diverse repertoire, and interactive components, String Basics Book 1 for Viola is an ideal method for launching beginning viola students on a lifetime of musical enjoyment and achievement. Teachers can rely on this trusted resource to motivate and educate new players. Young violists will stay fascinated as they learn proper technique, note reading, rhythm, and ensemble skills through an exciting exploration of music from around the world.

MPN: 115VA

Fun - Inspiring - Motivating!

  • ISBN: 0849734843
  • Media: Music Books
  • Level or Grade: 1
  • Series: String Basics
  • Edition Number: 115VA

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