Composer A-Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

$19.32 *


* Estimated price converted from UK retail price

Catalogue No: M051160822
ISMN: 9790051160822
Shop Product Code: 053748Z
More Product Codes

More Product Codes
0005500087094
0005250087092

Status:
Usually despatched within 24 - 48 hours

Subtitle: String Method for Class or Individual Instruction

Arranger: Paul Rolland/Sheila Johnson

Series: Young Strings in Action

Department: Strings - Viola

Instrumentation: Viola

Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes (New York)

More Product Details

More Product Details

  
A landmark in group teaching pedagogy developed by the highly acclaimed teachers Paul Rolland and Sheila Johnson. The fundamentals of string playing for group and individual teaching, for the first few years of learning. Young Strings in Action is a two-volume course in the fundamentals of string playing. Specifically designed for heterogeneous instrument classes, it has proven to be very successful in public school string programs. It is also intended for private as well as self instruction. Its two volumes, covering the first two years of instruction, constitute a complete manual of new ideas and proven techniques, enabling teachers to present in clear and concise terms the basic musical and technical skills necessary to play a violin, viola, cello, or bass. The well-tested approach to string playing offers all students a unique opportunity to progress quickly, while at the same time strengthening and refining the basic fundamentals. The student does more than simply play a string instrument: he or she develops a clear understanding of "how" to play. The material presented in these volumes is set forth in a format which allows flexible adaptation to a wide variety of classroom conditions, such as varying class size and instrumentation. In the student books for the four instruments, many of the repertoire pieces are presented in duet and trio arrangements, enabling performance by ensembles of like instruments, as well as various other combinations. Volume 1 emphasizes total body movement and left arm mobility, helping students to acquire freedom of movement, correct positioning and playing facility. The all-important position and balance of the left hand is aided by early emphasis on the central fingers and their relation to the adjacent string. Better intonation and hand position are achieved by emphasizing interval and chord relationships. A balanced bow arm is achieved by starting students at the middle of the bow. In Volume 2, the student develops flexible finger movements and is introduced to the positions most often used in the left hand fingering technique of each of the instruments. Refining the bow arm is also emphasized, using more complicated bowing patterns in the exercises and pieces, as well as groups of slurred notes and slurred string crossing.

Show

Write a Review. The best reviewer each month wins 20% off their next order!


Currency converter

* Estimated prices

Mailing List. Sign up for news updates and offers via email.

Help and FAQs

0161 946 9335 From the UK +44 (0)1619469335From overseas

Shop Help & FAQs