Finally, an accessible piece for young string students with options to teach improvisation! Written by jazz composer and violinist Martin Norgaard, is based on rhythms and singable melodies inspired by music of the Caribbean. An optional solo section can be opened up to feature as many of your students as desired, and solo sheets are provided for all instruments to help teach basic elements of improvisation, along with an included sample solo. Optional drum set really adds to the Caribbean fun!
The main rhythms in the current piece (measures 1, 5, and 45) should be taught by rote using call-and-response. Repeat these rhythms multiple times between teacher and students, using a consistent tempo without counts before individual performance trials