Saturday, November 8, 2014
GROOVIN' STRINGS - NEW MUSIC FOR BEGINNING STRING ORCHESTRA
I just finished another piece for beginning string orchestra. Right now, you can download this music FREE since I'm not famous. :) You can find it at my STORE (www.orchestraclassroom.com) or HERE.
I wanted to write a piece that is fun to play and that students would love to practice. I think this one is pretty catchy and students get a little taste of percussion as they take turns stomping and clapping to create 'drums.'
I would say this is a grade 1 or 1.5. I did use eighth rests, but students stomp their feet during those rests so I think they would be able to learn that rhythm very quickly.
Here is a link to a sound file: https://www.dropbox.com/s/n57vn7xym03gu4l/groovin%20midi%20sound.wav?dl=0
I could not create that exact effects with my notation software, but it should give you an idea.
Here are a few sample pages: