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At the Grasshopper Ball At the Grasshopper Ball
Richard Meyer - Neil A. Kjos Music Company

Students are challenged with numerous string crossings, large intervals and pizzicato passages that musically describe dancing grasshoppers.

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VEVery Easy
$48.00
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VEVery Easy
$7.00
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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$45.00
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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
Boogie Blues Boogie Blues
Deborah Baker Monday - FJH Music Company Inc

Written in the key of D using simple quarter and repeated eighth note patterns, this work is a bundle of fun based on a blues progression. All instruments have interesting parts and will enjoy the easy, yet... 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. The arrangement includes The... view details

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VEVery Easy
$45.00
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$6.00
The Candy Shop The Candy Shop
David Bobrowitz/ed. J. Cameron Law - Grand Mesa Music

A kaleidoscope of images from a confectionery is captured here in this very fun musical excursion. "Like a kid in a candy shop", this piece will have your students delighting in the aural treats and clever... view details

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VEVery Easy
$40.00
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$6.00
Chicken Pizz-i-cata Chicken Pizz-i-cata
George T. Frueh - Kendor Music, Inc.

Your students will have a lot to cluck about with this Grade 1 swing-based piece. Based in the key of D Major, it features easy repetitive rhythms throughout and offers a mix of pizzicato and arco playing.... view details

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$45.00
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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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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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$8.00
Desert Caravan Desert Caravan
Jeremy Woolstenhulme - Neil A. Kjos Music Company

This piece is much more than just a study for playing F natural and solidifying finger patterns including the 4th finger (upper strings). It sets a definite mood and provides an engaging platform for... view details

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VEVery Easy
$52.00
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Dinosaur Dig Dinosaur Dig
Susan H. Day - Highland/Etling Publishing

Stir the imagination looking for dinosaur bones with the curious melodies in this kid-friendly piece! A great teaching piece as well, with easy rhythms, lifts, accents, one optional high 3rd finger in the... view details

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VEVery Easy
$49.00
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$9.00
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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$48.00
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$9.00
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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Fiddling Farmers Fiddling Farmers
Traditional/arr. Carrie Lane Gruselle - FJH Music Company Inc

The farmer is celebrated fiddle-style in this trio of folk songs: Old McDonald; The Farmer in the Dell and Oats, Peas, Beans, and Barley Grow. While expanding their bow length with the... view details

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VEVery Easy
$40.00
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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
$46.00
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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
$45.00
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Lavender's Blue Lavender's Blue
Traditional/arr. Loreta Fin - Wilfin Music

Based on the traditional folk tune used in the Disney film "Cinderella," this simple arrangement is divided into three violin, three viola, three cello and two double bass parts. It would be ideal for an... view details

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VEVery Easy
$45.00
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$7.00
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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Lunchtime Jam Lunchtime Jam
Ron DeGrandis - Hal Leonard Corporation

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VEVery Easy
$45.00
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Mama Paquita Mama Paquita
Traditional/arr. Michael Story - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

This catchy, high-spirited and great-sounding arrangement of the popular Brazilian Carnaval song Mama Paquita features bouncy yet repetitive eighth-note patterns and contrasting styles. It's... view details

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VEVery Easy
$46.00
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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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