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The Concise String Method, Book 1- Teacher's Score

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By Mark W. Huxhold

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Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, String Orchestra - Easy/Beginner - Digital Download
Composed by Mark W. Huxhold. Method, Classroom, General Instructional. Score. 23 pages. Published by Mark Wayne Music, LLC (S0.274141).

Item Number: S0.274141

Developed by a String Specialist for the String Specialist

by Mark W. Huxhold (Who's Who Among America's Teachers- 2000, 2005, 2006)

I developed this method over a 20 year period as a school orchestra teacher faced with ever diminishing classroom instructional time. My goal was to preserve and articulate the scope and sequence of the curriculum in a concise and efficient manner.

This method is intended to foster music reading skills from the beginning when used in conjunction with teacher initiated rote and modeling teaching techniques. 

To facilitate reading music notation, eye distractions such as illustrations are not used and explanatory text is used only to further the student’s musical vocabulary. This method is highly suitable for early elementary age students. The student parts are printed in landscape format with oversized notation at 125%.

Curriculum Scope

Beginner to D major scale in 1st position (bass 1st & 3rd) on the D and A strings

Songs included 

Hot Cross Buns, Mary Had a Little Lamb, Ode to Joy, Go Tell Aunt Rhodie, Jingle Bells, London Bridge, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Reuben and Rachel.

Concerning the Double Bass

My experience as a classroom teacher and a bassist has convinced me that a beginning bassist develops best in a heterogeneous string class when playing the same contour as the other instruments. This is achieved by introducing the bassist to 3rd position when the other instruments learn C# and D on the A string. I do advocate marking 3rd position on the fingerboard. Another benefit is that the bassist is able to develop good tone production and intonation more easily on the higher 2 strings.


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