String Tunes was compiled from melodies Samuel Applebaum used to teach his string students. Michael Katz has produced the accompaniment CD (in traditional, jazz and rock styles) to motivate students to practice and perform for friends and family.
The melodies are arranged in progressive order from the first three notes students learn to hte end of level one in most method books. These well-known (and some not-as-well-known) melodies may be played as a solo or in unison with other string instruments (violin, viola, cello, bass). If you have a balance control on your compact disc player, you may eliminate the recorded melody by turning the balance all the way to the right.
The number of the melody in the book is the same as the CD track number. Each recorded accompaniment has a count off to get you started. When you perform, announce the name of the song of your audience.