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Essential Elements for Strings - Book 1 with EEi

By Michael Allen

Customer Rating:   11 Reviews Write a Review


Essential Elements for Strings. Instructional, Methods and Play Along. Method book, accompaniment CD-ROM and DVD. 48 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.868049).

Item Number: HL.868049
ISBN 0634038176. Instructional, Methods and Play Along. 9x12 inches.

(Essential Elements for Strings and Essential Elements Interactive are fully compatible with Essential Elements 2000 for Strings)

Essential Elements for Strings 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.

Books 1 and 2 also include access to Essential Elements Interactive (EEi), the ultimate online music education resource - anywhere, anytime, and on any device. Go to essentialelementsinteractive.com to learn more!

Method features:

• Enhanced Starting System

• Optimum Reinforced Learning

• Pacing

• Theory, History, Cross-Curriculum & Creativity

• Performance Spotlights

Book also includes My EE Library* (myeelibrary.com) - Instant Stream/Download/CD-ROM*

• Start-up video Learn the basics

• Play-along mp3 tracks for all exercises Features a professional orchestra

• Duets and trios Print and play parts with friends

• Music listening library Hear great pieces for orchestra!

*Internet access required for
My EE Library. Book includes instructions to order free opt. CD-ROM.

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  • 5

    Greenville, SC
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  • September 16, 2008 Great for a beginner

    If you are interested in this book because it comes with a DVD then I can tell you right now that the DVD will not help you much. It tells you how to hold the violin, etc... It will not give you lessons on playing the violin. I have played...

    the piano for many years and have always wanted to play the violin. I am teaching myself. I like this book because it is easy to understand and is simple if you know how to read music. While someone who does not know how to read music can learn with this book they may have a hard time. I use this book with String Builder 1. I have found that they both help to reinforce what you learn.

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  • 5

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  • March 25, 2008 Essential Elements 2000 for Strings-Excellent

    Covers from top to bottom. Best book I've come across yet for my violin students.

    50 of 102 people found this review helpful.
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  • 3

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  • January 10, 2008 HATE CD/DVD

    I am a beginner, I hate the CD/DVD because they do not have a sole violin track to listen to. Its orchestra arrangement. It would be nice to have a sole to play along with and not the orchestra!

    70 of 123 people found this review helpful.
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  • 5

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  • October 02, 2007 Superb - an absolute winner!!

    This is the best beginner course I 've ever come across. As an adult, I was able to teach myself to exam standard (intermediate) within 4 months, and was awarded Distinction! The course is very enjoyable and you will progress very quickly indeed.

    64 of 124 people found this review helpful.
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  • 5

    Walla Walla, WA
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • June 11, 2007 Essential

    We are very happy with it.

    53 of 110 people found this review helpful.
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