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Strictly Strings, Book 1


By James Kjelland

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Viola. Composed by James Kjelland and John O'Reilly. Method/Instruction; String Orchestra Method/Supplement. Strictly Strings. Book. 40 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.5294).

Item Number: AP.5294

ISBN 0882845314.

An easy-to-teach, straight forward string method from three renowned pedagogues. A unique letter-note style of music notation is utilized which ensures a smooth transition from rote to note reading. Students are quickly introduced to ensemble playing and play a wide variety of fun-to play melodies, keys and modes. Strictly Strings features a carefully prepared lesson sequence which develops all players' abilities equally.

  • Learning Open A, D and G Strings 
  • Learning Open C String  
  • Learning E and F# on the D String 
  • Learning G on the D String 
  • Learning B and C# on the A String 
  • Learning High D on the A String 
  • Songs for Fun 
  • Bowing on the A, D and G Strings 
  • Reading the Open Strings on the Staff 
  • Learning Half Notes and Half Rests 
  • Bowing E and F# on the D String 
  • Bowing G on the D String 
  • Learning B, C# and D on the A String 
  • String Orchestra Arrangements 
  • Learning the D Major Scale, Ties and Slurs 
  • Learning 3/4 Time, Dotted Half Notes and Three-Note Slurs 
  • Learning Left-Hand Pizzicato and 4th Finger A on the D String 
  • Learning Eighth Notes 
  • Learning the G String Notes and G Major Scale 
  • Larning 2/4 Time Signature and Up-Beats 
  • Learning Staccato Bowing and Baroque Style 
  • Learning Slurred Staccato and Hooked Bows 
  • Learning C-Natural on the A String 
  • Learning F-Natural on the D String and Dotted Quarter-Eighth Notes 
  • Learning Whole Notes and Four-Note Slurs 
  • Reviewing the G Major Scale and Learning the Whole Rest 
  • Learning the C Notes and Extended Hand Position 
  • Learning Spiccato Bowing and Classical Style 
  • String Orchestra Arrangement 
  • Note Reference Chart 
  • Glossary 
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