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Spotlight on Strings

by Albert Stoutamire and Doris Gazda


Spotlight on Strings Level 1 offers a unique approach which teaches students to play with all four fingers on all four strings from the very beginning. A logical sequence of technical exercises, program music, and ensembles offers young string players a comprehensive and positive approach throughout their first year of study. Creativity and self expressive are also encouraged throughout Spotlight on Strings with the inclusion of fun improvisation exercises and music writing assignments.

Level 2, builds on the concepts introduced in Level 1 by opening with a review of the major and minor fingering patterns on all four strings. Attention throughout the method is given to presenting material that makes use of the entire tonal range of the instrument in the first position for the upper strings and the first three positions of the lower strings.

Five ensembles and two duets, arranged by Gazda and Stoutamire, round out Level 2. Suitable for concerts, the ensembles include America; We Shall Overcome; Amaryllis; Surprise Symphony Theme; and Military March. Suitable for any class size or instrumentation, all string parts have the melody and one harmony part.

The teacher's score/keyboard books for Levels 1 and 2 includes piano accompaniments for much of the program music and ensembles. Especially composed for educators with modest piano-playing skills, the accompaniments can also be played by piano students who wish to become involved in an ensemble experience.

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New Methods & Collections:

Basic Music Theory and History for Strings

String Basics First Performance Ensembles Book 1

String Tracks XXVII

 

 

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