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
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
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.
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
No bows required! This unison pizzicato piece for beginning strings and piano is perfect for the very first concert. Using only quarter rests and quarter notes of the D major scale, the upbeat tune gives
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!
Beginning string groups will sound amazing at their first concert with this Japanese-influenced piece. Simple quarter- and eighth-note rhythms, while using only open strings and first fingers, will give
This piece is "hello," with a smile on your face. It is meant to be simply delightful for the youngest of string students. The melodic material is based on the pentatonic scale, and all of the material is
This interesting and sophisticated music for very beginning orchestras uses limited musical resources. It is technically within the grasp of students with as little as ten weeks of study. It's a strong,
The transition for the beginner player into a string orchestra is quite a wonderful journey. These works are just the thing for the beginning ensemble player. Unison, simple part and call-and-response
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