The melodic line begins in unison, but then becomes more complex as the rhythm changes, with slightly canonic entries between the parts. The piano part is essential so that students can hear the changing
This Caribbean-flavored composition partners solid, repetitive rhythms in the lower strings with a smooth, relaxed melodic line.
Designed to teach bow division and planning of bow speeds, this piece in ternary form features a soft opening section followed by a faster middle-half bow speed in the Jack-in-the-box "surprise." Students
This laid-back selection can be played with swung or straight eighth notes. It boasts chromatic passages and syncopated rhythms that are easy to consolidate. The bass "slap" is played with the right hand
Just like the piece says: it's all about counting beats, rhythms, and rests. This piece makes it easy to teach the young ensemble all at the same time, as the rhythms are identical. The piano part greatly
Students and audiences alike will enjoy this entertaining, original work, written in D Major and based on a 3/3/2 samba feel. Rhythms are varied but repetitive, requiring students to explore different
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