The Book 2 Teacher's Manual from New Directions for Strings is designed to complement the separate instrumental books. In it, all the exercises and pieces are presented in full score, with most having piano accompaniment. Throughout the Teacher's Manual are pieces designated as ensemble pieces that foster independant ensemble skills and are also suitable for concert sitiations. The text is presented in 18 units where new skills, concepts and music fundamentals are: prepared in advance; introduced in the student books for focused classroom instruction; applied to already known elements in a review section. The Teacher's Manual comes complete with two play-along CDs.
New Directions for Strings represents the first method ever written by a team of pedagogues representing each of the four stringed instruments. With more than 100 years of combined teaching experience, the authors of New Directions® for Strings explore many new directions, including equal integration of all the instruments, a tetrachord-based approach to support proper development of the left hand, and ensemble opportunities that occur throughout the book.
- Based on more than 100 years of combined teaching experience
- Written by a team of pedagogues representing each of the four stringed instruments
- Supplemental music by Soon Hee Newbold and Elliot Del Borgo
- Includes 2 Play-Along CDs with each student book and the Teacher's Manual