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New Directions for Strings (Violin Book I)

A Comprehensive String Method

By Brenda Mitchell

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Violin
A Comprehensive String Method. Educational Materials. New Directions for Strings. Instructional and Play Along. Instructional book and accompaniment CD. 56 pages. Published by The FJH Music Company Inc (FJ.SB303VN).

Item Number: FJ.SB303VN

ISBN 1-56939-572-1.

Written by a team of pedagogues representing each of the four stringed instruments, this exciting new method includes many "new directions," including equal integration of all instruments and a tetrachord-based approach to support proper development of the left hand. Discover the abundance of assessment opportunities, attention to bow control, and the incredible music that will surely motivate your students!

About New Directions for Strings

The FJH Music Company is proud to announce New Directions For Strings, the first method ever written by a team of pedagogues representing each of the four stringed instruments. With more than 100 years of combined teaching experience, the authors of New Directions For Strings explore many "new directions," including equal integration of all the instruments, a tetrachord-based approach to support proper development of the left hand, and ensemble opportunities that occur throughout the book. Special attention is paid to the pedagogical development of right hand, left hand, and musical skills. The sequence of New DirectionsTMFor Stringsconstantly builds and reinforces fundamental skills, and the TeacherÕs Manual provides an abundance of assessment opportunities. In addition, great care has been taken to address all of the National Standards in both the student books and Teacher's Manual. A great method must have great music, and we are proud to include performance pieces by renowned composers Soon Hee Newbold and Elliot Del Borgo. These pieces, along with all the other music in the method, have been carefully edited to develop left and right hand technique as well as bow control. Two CDs, featuring play-along tracks recorded by live musicians, are included with each student book and the Teacher's Manual. These CDs are ideal for home practice and will help motivate students through the use of multiple background styles and professional string musicians. /p

  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 4

    Anonymous
    Difficulty Level:
    Beginner
  • 2017-09-21 15:55:35.0 Good Challenge

    I use this book in my orchestra class at school and have found it to be a good challenge. My students were moving through the original method book too fast and not taking the time to really focus and master the concepts being taught. This book made them slow down...

    and take their time to get it right. They also enjoy the ensemble pieces. I like that it includes all the open strings in the beginning and students don;t play the D and A strings for most of the book.

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  • 5

    AlpheusB
    Location:
    London, England
    Difficulty Level:
    Beginner
  • 2017-02-09 14:38:43.0 Useful

    I bought this primarily for the key on the inside of the back cover (which shows all of the notes clearly with what finger on which string gives each)... The book has lots of very clear and simple instructions and is a fantastic starter book with good use of colour...

    and the CD is also good... I just need to get the practice in. I use this book alongside my Suzuki one... and it is really helping.

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  • 1

    Anonymous
    Location:
    New Milford, PA
    Difficulty Level:
    Beginner
  • 2017-02-08 14:03:38.0 New Directions for Strings (Violin Book 1)

    I do not care for the layout in this book at all and would not recommend it to any teacher. It includes information that I feel is not needed for the beginner and would be confusing at first. I would like to return this book because I am not going...

    to use it for any new students.

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