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For Immediate Release   December 2008

Carl Fischer Music Announces a New DVD in the ABCs for Strings Series


New York, NY — Janice Tucker Rhoda’s ABCs for Strings series has effectively taught string players of all ability levels for years, and Carl Fischer Music is happy to announce The ABCs of Violin for the Intermediate Player DVD (DVD22 • $19.95), perfect for intermediate-level violin students of all ages! As a direct continuation of The ABCs of Violin for the Absolute Beginner DVD (DVD19), students will enjoy learning advanced tuning and bow hold, spiccato bowing technique and changing a string, plus many new key and time signatures. This 90-minute DVD includes more than 35 intermediate pieces and performances to learn and play, including “Amazing Grace,” “Cherry Blossoms,” “Joy to the World,” Tchaikovsky’s “Piano Concert Theme,” Beethoven’s “Russian Folk Song,” and many more. Also included are all performance pieces from The ABCs of Violin for the Absolute Beginner DVD, allowing students to brush up on their basic skills as they learn to master the intermediate level.

Janice Tucker Rhoda has taught students to play the violin for over 25 years and was the director of the Suzuki Program at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, MA for several years. She now teaches Violin for the Absolute Beginner classes at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education, and gives teacher training classes worldwide. Ms. Rhoda is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts where her teacher was well-known violinist and pedagogue, Eric Rosenblith, protégé of Carl Flesch. Her greatly successful ABCs of Strings series encouraged students of all ages to play the violin, viola, cello and string bass.

Carl Fischer Music has a growing and diversified catalog of musical products, now expanded to include DVDs and compact discs, as well as its traditional print music product lines. For more information about new publications from Carl Fischer Music or to locate a dealer near you, log on to or e-mail us at For additional information about the publication listed in this release, please contact Heidi Vanderlee at 212.777.0900 ext. 230 or send an e-mail to at your convenience.

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