New Directions for Strings - Viola Book 2 emphasises the expansion of students' musical horizons through the reinforcement of the US National Standards for Musical Education. Specific activities include theory, improvisation and composition, as well as singing. History and culture notes throughout the book increase students' knowledge of various composers and musical styles.
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