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Attack! Attack!
Jeffrey Frizzi - Kendor Music, Inc.

The dark sound of D minor is paired with aggressive, repeated down bow strokes to create a mood of impending doom for beginning string groups. A great way for teaching low 2nd finger, double stops and B flats,... view details
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VEVery Easy
$42.00
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$6.00
Backcountry Ramble Backcountry Ramble
Bob Lipton - FJH Music Company Inc

Based entirely on a one-octave D Major scale, this jovial work is an ideal selection for the lighter portion of your concert. Features a fun, dance-like character, but also serves as an introduction to section... view details
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VEVery Easy
$40.00
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$5.00
The Bows on the Bus The Bows on the Bus
arr. Bob Phillips - Alfred Music Publishing

Here is the perfect first year repertoire choice! Favorite beginning tunes are arranged in a novelty setting that makes them tons of fun and reinforces right-arm technique. Travel through various bowing skills... view details
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VEVery Easy
$45.00
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$6.00
Clog Dance Clog Dance
Elliot Del Borgo - Kendor Music, Inc.

Super fun for first year players! Elliot really knows what beginners are capable of, and has written a piece that lets them have fun doing what they can, while really making some music! Lots of open string... view details
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VEVery Easy
$42.00
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$6.00
Concerto for Triangle Concerto for Triangle
Mike Hannickel - Hal Leonard Corporation

Here's a unique way to add some fun to your program.  Staged with a featured player, this piece unfolds with numerous missed opportunities for the triangle soloist (maybe a local celebrity, like the principal,... view details
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VEVery Easy
$35.00
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$5.00
Cripple Creek Cripple Creek
arr. Edmund Siennicki - Alfred Music Publishing

This very easy arrangement of the classic fiddle tune is an ideal performance piece for your beginning strings, featuring some left-hand pizzicato, double notes and some clever voicings.  It's educational, and... view details
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VEVery Easy
$42.00
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$6.00
Fancy Fiddles Fancy Fiddles
arr. Mark Williams - Alfred Music Publishing

This skillful arrangement is based on the American square dance tune, Come Dance, Josey. Mark Williams has simplified the rhythms but preserved the vitality and energy of a good old-fashioned square... view details
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VEVery Easy
$48.00
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$6.00
Fiddle Faddle Hoedown Fiddle Faddle Hoedown
Thom Sharp - Ludwig-Masters Publications

Your first-years will fiddle their hearts out during this foot-stomper. This selection focuses on repeated 16th note patterns at a quick tempo, building confidence through lots of unison playing. Get out your... view details
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VEVery Easy
$45.00
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Fiddlin' with the Classics Fiddlin' with the Classics
Deborah Baker Monday - FJH Music Company Inc

Where will you find Lil' Liza Jane next to George Frideric Handel? In this classy clutch of classics commingled with fiddle favorites! Beloved themes from Mozart and Beethoven are layered and... view details
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VEVery Easy
$45.00
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Frog in a Tree Frog in a Tree
Ed Siennicki - Alfred Music Publishing

Here's a lively fiddle tune that students will enjoy. It offers lots of eighth notes, and opportunities to work on open double stops.... view details
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VEVery Easy
$42.00
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$6.00
House of Untold Horrors House of Untold Horrors
Lauren Bernofsky - FJH Music Company Inc

This work uses narrator and easy-to-perform string "special effects" to tell the horrific but comical story of Willoughbus Wallaby, a ghostly house and its resident kitty!  Your audience will be amazed by the... view details
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VEVery Easy
$45.00
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Knick, Knock Knick, Knock
Michael Hopkins - Kendor Music, Inc.

This great novelty piece will be so much fun for the players and audience! It will also help to develop good posture (standing up and sitting down), flexibility in the left hand (tapping on strings and top of... view details
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VEVery Easy
$42.00
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Lemon Twist Lemon Twist
David Bobrowitz/ed. Law - Grand Mesa Music

Take a two-minute tropical vacation with this light tune. The zesty melody serves some surprising rhythmic twists, and is spiced up with very entertaining percussion instruments. Grab the sunscreen and your... view details
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String Orchestra, Percussion Required 
VEVery Easy
$40.00
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$6.00
March of the Metro Gnome March of the Metro Gnome
Fred Hubbell - Kendor Music, Inc.

An easy novelty piece that students love to play. Recorded by Michigan State University Orchestra on the CD, Teaching Music Through Performance in Orchestra Volume 1 -  Pepper #5973728. ... view details
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VEVery Easy
$42.00
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Millipede Madness Millipede Madness
Lauren Bernofsky - FJH Music Company Inc

A misunderstood millipede's nonstop movement takes center stage in this humorous composition. Simple finger patterns allow a rhythmic focus on eighth notes, as well as attention to bow arm technique. Sure... view details

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VEVery Easy
$40.00
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Pepperoni Pizza Rock Pepperoni Pizza Rock
Brian Balmages - FJH Music Company Inc

A mouth-watering teaching piece that introduces common rhythmic phrases and a little improvisation (complete with guide notes)! Doubled voices and simple optional drum set make a comfortable groove for... view details
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String Orchestra, Percussion Optional 
VEVery Easy
$40.00
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$5.00
Revenge of the Dust Bunnies Revenge of the Dust Bunnies
Dan Adams - Ludwig-Masters Publications

Just when you thought it was safe to look under the bed, the dust bunnies have returned for their ultimate revenge! Some added percussion and an optional piano make this a real treat for your orchestra. A... view details
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String Orchestra, Percussion Required 
VEVery Easy
$45.00
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$6.00
Rubber Chicken Soup Rubber Chicken Soup
Lauren Bernofsky - FJH Music Company Inc

Based on the word rhythm of "Rubber Chicken Soup" (four eighth notes and a quarter note), this delightful novelty has a wealth of teaching and musical applications. Ideal for teaching eighth notes, but also... view details
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VEVery Easy
$40.00
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Samba del Sol Samba del Sol
Doug Spata - Highland/Etling Publishing

The sunny, Latin style shines brightly in this all-pizzicato piece.  Easy rhythms on the D and A strings, back-and-forth melodies and breezy tunes that pass between the sections make this a fantastic and fun... view details
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String Orchestra, Percussion Optional 
VEVery Easy
$45.00
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$7.00
Shortnin' Bread Blues Shortnin' Bread Blues
Deborah Baker Monday - Wingert-Jones Publications

Here is a great way to introduce your young string orchestra to the blues in swing style applied to an American folk song they will already know.  The walking bass line really adds to the bluesy flavor.  A... view details
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VEVery Easy
$40.00
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Simple Hoedown Simple Hoedown
Jason W. Krug - Ludwig-Masters Publications

This upbeat piece has it all: an energetic key (G major), simple syncopation, a variety of bow strokes to work on, melodic interest in all parts, and even a passage where you may allow violin 2 and viola to... view details

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VEVery Easy
$45.00
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$6.00
Spider Web Spider Web
arr. J. Cameron Law - Grand Mesa Music

In this fun and dramatic string work for first year players, a musical showdown between a pesky fly and a very persistent spider uses the folk tunes Shoo Fly and The Eency Weency Spider. Motifs... view details
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VEVery Easy
$40.00
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$6.00
Tumbleweed Blues Tumbleweed Blues
George T. Frueh - Kendor Music, Inc.

This western style blues original lets young groups experience the fun of playing swing style. It features easy but effective rhythmic patterns and offers the perfect opportunity to share the history of the... view details
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VEVery Easy
$42.00
String Orchestra e-Print
VEVery Easy
$42.00
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$6.00
Turkey Season Turkey Season
Lorie Gruneisen - Kendor Music, Inc.

Based on the traditional fiddle tune Turkey In The Straw, this little ditty is always in season. Frequent passages of tuneful harmonies alternating with unison parts make it very accessible for... view details
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$42.00
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$6.00