For the very youngest musicians, this highly energetic piece does not use eighth notes, is based on a one-octave D Major scale, and uses mostly stepwise motion throughout. Despite these features, the music...
Written for the true beginner, this piece takes the listener on an eerie tour that can best be described as an unsettling experience with a touch of curiosity and anxiousness. Piano and optional celesta...
This brilliantly simple four-movement "symphony" is perfect for beginning string players who are just starting to read. Using only the notes of the D Major scale, each movement focuses on a distinct reading...
This creative original samba utilizes only open strings and pizzicato, making it especially accessible for beginners. The piano part is essential as it sets up the samba style. A really fun piece that will...
Geared to beginners, Royal Promenade uses only quarter note and quarter rest rhythms in D Major. Thematic repetition and contrasting dynamics and articulations make this piece easy to learn...
Based on the famous Canon in D by Pachelbel, this work helps students reinforce basic rhythms using half, quarter, and eighth notes in a well-designed ensemble setting.
In Japanese asobu means "play." Your students will love playing this simple pentatonic tune over and over again. Pure fun for the youngest of students to inspire them to keep working hard on their...
A bold fanfare composition for the youngest of students that sounds more sophisticated than it is. There are no faster rhythms than quarter notes, but it will make your beginners sound great!
Want to showcase your beginner strings and concert band in an orchestra? Well, this is just the piece for your ensemble! Written in the Hungarian style, the rondo form allows the wind, strings...
Here is a set of three stylistically different pieces that are perfect for your students' first concert. Pizzicato Party utilizes pizzicato on open strings. Noah's Arco again uses open...
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