I haven't written as many blog posts this summer because of other major projects I've been working on. It has been fun collaborating with 'NinGenius' app creator, Curtis Winters, to develop a revolutionary new method book for beginning strings. It's the method book of my DREAMS!
We're still creating, testing, and improving our ideas, but I'm super excited about what we have accomplished so far. I don't know of a method book that prepares students for note-reading and shows how to successfully play each exercise like our book.
We have created multi-levels parts for each piece to help reach all student's needs. The multi-level parts motivate students to push themselves to learn the advanced parts which helps them learn faster and stay interested. The harmonies in each piece help students learn to listen, adjust intonation, and count carefully in order to make the ensemble work. Before each piece in the method, there is a preparatory page with exercises that explain exactly how students must practice to successfully master the material. This helps teach students how to practice effectively.
Here is a sample so you get an idea...I hope you like it!