New Directions for Strings, Violin Book 1 is the first method ever written by a team of pedagogues representing each of the four stringed instruments. With more than 100 years of combined teaching experience, the authors of New Directions for Strings, Violin Book 1 explore many new directions, including equal integration of all the instruments, a tetrachord-based approach to support proper development of the left hand, and ensemble opportunities that occur throughout the book.
Unique characteristics of New Directions For Strings include: Posture directions specific to each instrument Development of basic performance competencies: - music notation and composition - aural skills, dictation and improvisation - music theory A Tetrachord-based approach to support proper development of the left-hand frame and finger patterns relative to keys Ensemble opportunities early in the book Systematic experience with the National Standards Two contrasting solos for each instrument Includes additional resources for teachers: pedagogical information, teacher tips, assessment materials, organizational resources
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