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Essential Elements for Strings

Essential Technique
Strings - Book 3

Essential Elements for Strings Book 3

Essential Technique for Strings Book 3 further develops music skills for the intermediate and advancing student. Book 3 introduces students to higher positions, shifting, advanced bowing, and special techniques.

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  • More great play-along tracks!
  • Includes exercises 1-76
  • Download / Stream at www.myeelibrary.com.
  • Higher Positions and Shifting
  • Keys and Scales
  • Bowings, Rhythms and Vibrato
Sample page
  • For all instruments
  • Violin and viola: II, III, IV, V
  • Cello: 1/2, II, II ext., II1/2, III, III ext., IV, IV ext.
  • Bass: 1/2, II, II1/2, III, III1/2, IV, V, V1/2
  • Exercises for open string, same finger and different finger shifts
  • Embedded auxiliary notes for accurate shifting without confusing notation
  • Unison exercises to reinforce and develop shifts to and from higher positions
  • Includes theory, history, multicultural music, creativity and assessment
  • Sight-reading and rhythm pages
  • Includes through 3 sharps and 3 flats
  • Violin and viola finger patterns for both first and third positions
  • Exercises in unison and thirds, scales and arpeggios to help reinforce keys
  • Four-part Chorales
Sample page
  • A, E, D, G and C minor
  • All three forms of the minor scale included
  • Two unison exercises reinforce each minor key
  • Introduction of vibrato, spiccato, enharmonics and chromatics
  • Treble clef for viola; tenor clef for cello and bass
  • Cello and bass thumb positions
  • Jazz lines for bass

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