The String Basics – Steps to Success for String Orchestra is a comprehensive and effective method for students learning to play in an ensemble. This book, for Piano accompaniment, is aimed at students working at grade 3 and above, and includes a great range of interactive and digital material.
Book 3 for Piano accompaniment introduces a number of essential techniques and practices for accompanying a string orchestra. Through many new concepts such as unfamiliar major and minor keys, the chromatic scale and advanced note and rhythm combinations, the student will progress quickly on their way to becoming adept at playing Piano accompaniment. Shade and Woolstenhulme have expertly constructed this book to include a wealth of instructive material, all the while keeping the content fresh and engaging. Students will love that technical exercises are introduced together with a diverse selection of classical and cultural music, putting dry theory into an exciting context.
The String Basics series is widely-acclaimed for its use of practical activities, world music, classical themes as well as original compositions. All of these features combine to help students learn the fundamental and advanced tenets of playing a stringed instrument in an orchestra. This book, for Piano accompaniment, contains step-by-step instructions where necessary to make everything as clear as possible, as well as full-colour photographs enabling the student to see exactly how it should be done. Not only this, but the duets, rounds, trios and orchestra arrangements enhance the student’s ability to play in a wide variety of settings with different numbers of fellow musicians.
As with all books in the String Basics series, the Interactive Practice Studio is included, which is accessible on any Windows or Mac computer and contains a fun and inspiring mix of biography, history, photography, audio and video to enhance learning. A DVD is also included featuring lessons taught by the authors in a classroom setting making this book perfect for students and teachers alike.