(with EEi)
Michael Allen, Robert Gillespie & Pamela Tellejohn Hayes - Hal Leonard Corporation

Essential Elements for Strings Book 1 offers beginning students sound pedagogy and engaging music, all carefully paced to successfully start young players on their musical journey. EE features both familiar songs and specially designed exercises, created and arranged for the classroom in a unison-learning environment, as well as instrument-specific exercises to focus each student on the unique characteristics of their own instrument. EE provides both teachers and students with a wealth of materials to develop total musicianship, even at the beginning stages. Essential Elements for Strings Book 1 also includes access to Essential Elements Interactive (EEi)- the ultimate online music education resource - anywhere, anytime, and on any device. Teachers, parents and students will find all they need to know about this innovative resource at www.essentialelementsinteractive.com. In addition to a video that describes the new features, it also includes: Enhanced Starting System Optimum Reinforced Learning Pacing Theory, History, Cross-Curriculum and Creativity Performance Spotlights Each book also includes a CD-ROM with: Start-up video - Learn the basics Play-along mp3 tracks for all exercises - Features a professional orchestra Tempo adjustment software - Play tracks at desired tempo Duets and trios - Print and play parts with friends Music listening library - Hear great pieces for orchestra