2014
Primer (Gr. ½) Beginning (Gr. 1) First Plus (Gr. 1.5) Young (Gr. 2 - 2.5) Concert (Gr. 3 and up)
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2014 Primer String Orchestra
(Grade 1/2, Orange Cover)
  • For string orchestras with as little as ten weeks of study
  • All pieces limited to the use of the first three fingers on each string
  • Limited instrumentation - Violin 2 and Viola the same part,
    Cello and Bass the same part
  • Simple rhythms of whole, half and quarter notes.
    If eighth notes are used they are on the same pitch
  • If pizzicato is used, there is rest given to give the young players
    time to retake the bow
  • Shorter pieces - length is a consideration for very young players
    for concentration and strength reasons

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Asobu (Play)
Keiko Yamada

Asobu (Play)
A simple pentatonic tune by popular composer Keiko Yamada. In Japanese asobu means "play." Your students will love to play this tuneful piece over and over again. Pure fun for the youngest of students to inspire them to keep working hard on their instruments.
Level: Grade 0.5
Duration: 2:17
Key: G Major
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PAS11 - $40.00
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PAS11F - $6.00
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PAS11P - $2.75
The Boll Weevil
Doris Gazda

The Boll Weevil
Esteemed string pedagogue, Doris Gazda, presents a new setting for the youngest of students of the classic folk song, The Boll Weevil. Emphasis on the use of long bow strokes will help to improve your budding virtuosos' right arms, and it's fun to play!
Level: Grade 0.5
Duration: 1:58
Key: D Major
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PAS10 - $40.00
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PAS10F - $6.00
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PAS10P - $2.75
Supernova
Larry Clark

Supernova
A bold fanfare composition for the youngest of students. Larry Clark has a knack for writing music that sounds more sophisticated than it is technically to play. There are no faster rythyms than quarter notes in Supernova, but it will make your beginners sound great!
Level: Grade 0.5
Duration: 2:13
Key: D Major
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PAS9 - $40.00
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PAS9F - $6.00
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PAS9P - $2.75
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2014
Primer (Gr. ½) Beginning (Gr. 1) First Plus (Gr. 1.5) Young (Gr. 2 - 2.5) Concert (Gr. 3 and up)
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