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Essentials for Strings

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Essentials for Strings is an excellent systematic and comprehensive approach to technical development for use by full string orchestras, string ensembles, and individual string players.

Rhythm Studies

Teaches a consistent counting system. Develops excellent sight-reading skills. Shows note relationships via graphic "rhythm boxes." Provides 18 pages of bowed rhythm studies.


Scales, arpeggios, and Broken Thirds in one, two, and three octavos, in every major and minor key. All studies are fingered for each instrument. Gives rhythmic variations for all exercises.


Clearly explains eight basic bowing styles. Suggest countless bowing possibilities.


Offers step-by-step procedures for developing perfect intonation. Includes tuning recommendations for all strings. Includes 5 four-part chorales to develop group intonation.