Violin Book 1
SB307VN / 8.50

Viola Book 1
SB307VLA / 8.50

Cello Book 1
SB307VC / 8.50

Double Bass Book 1
SB307DB / 8.50

Teacher's Manual
Book 1
SB307TM / 34.50
Piano Accompaniment
Book 1
SB307PIA / 12.50

Violin Book 2
SB308VN / 8.50

Viola Book 2
SB308VLA / 8.50

Cello Book 2
SB308VC / 8.50

Double Bass Book 2
SB308DB / 8.50

Teacher's Manual
Book 2
SB308TM / 34.50
Piano Accompaniment
Book 2
SB308PIA / 12.50

From the very beginning, students are presented with simple and memorable phrases to help teach important concepts in a fun way.

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More focus on finger preparation and location, especially as students begin to cross strings.

Four chapters (Opus 1-4) correspond with the typical four quarters in a school year.
Achievable benchmarks give students a feeling of constant accomplishment.

You will smile at the titles. You will smile at the results. Your students will smile at their success.

Four full-page assessments provide clear tools for accountability and help measure student progress in numerous areas.

Interpretation Station - Critical Listening.

Students listen to musical examples and are asked to critique performances, identify style / tempo markings, time signatures and more.

Simon Sez - Playing by Ear.

Students listen to patterns and echo them back. Eventually, students are given basic tunes and are asked to learn / play them by ear.

Composer's Corner - Composition, Arranging, and Improvisation.

Progressive lessons move from composition into basic arranging and early improvisation.

Pencil Power - Theory and Terminology.

Written exercises reinforce everything from terms and notation to composers and historical facts.

Curtain Up! - Performance.

Musical exercises assess what students have learned in the Opus.

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Bow-nus! - Special Bow Exercises.

Studies enrich, supplement and further develop right-hand technique.

Eight pieces for string orchestra correlate with Opus 2 through 4.

Notes on the G string are presented gradually, allowing students to explore tunes that use
individual G string notes as an extension to melodies primarily on the D and A strings.

Music history is presented simultaneously with science, world history and other fun historical facts.

Easy sayings help students better understand bow speed and its relationship to half notes, dotted half notes and whole notes.

Full Curriculum Guide

Written by curriculum specialist Denese Odegaard, the complete curriculum guide includes goals, essential understandings, essential questions, outcomes, performance tasks, assessments and lesson plans. Correlated with the most current standards in music education, the guide ties into the latest curriculum guidelines of the American String Teachers Association and the National Association for Music Education.

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