Publisher Desc. The comprehensive approach of Artistry in Strings provides all the basic tools necessary for establishing solid technique and expressive music making! Perfect for classroom, group, or private instruction. Each book includes music theory, composition, listening exercise, improvisation, ensemble performances, and interdisciplinary studies for a well-rounded approach. Music styles include classical, jazz, country, rock and folk music from a variety of cultures around the world.Book 2 continues the time-proven Artistry curriculum with a focus on successful performance, including solos, duets, rounds, and orchestrated 3-part arrangements. Enjoyable activities are also sprinkled throughout the book, helping to reinforce basic theory, and to engage creativity through composition. The two Accompaniment CDs feature stellar performances by professional musicians.