Superior Strings in 16 WeeksCarrie Lane Gruselle & Peggy Wheeler - FJH Music Company Inc
This book focuses on bowing, tone, and expression, features melody in all sections of the orchestra, and provides systemic approaches to a variety of issues. Tone and harmonization: harmonized scale warmups; tuning to open strings in various patterns; and string crossing with three note chords and arpeggios. Balance: simple chorales for work on balance; chorale melodies distributed among all instruments. Technique: scales presented in string order; bowing and rhythm patterns; and weekly progressive rhythm exercises. Interpretation: 20 short excerpts from orchestral repertoire - excerpts emphasize the relationship of bowing style to articulation and interpretation. Festival Preparation: tips for a healthy approach to performance.