My new book of eleven dance tunes from around the world. This book was written after years of experience teaching different string ensembles in NSW and designed to meet the needs of the modern student ensemble (which may vary wildly in instrumentation, age and ability). Expect dance music from France, Ireland, South Africa, China, and many more!
Every single part comes with a recorded backing track, at slow and fast tempos, in either tutti, or solo with an accompanying guitar.
"My ensemble has never had so much fun learning music as we have with Michael's pieces. He caters to every level, giving each section of the ensemble fun melodies, harmonies and rhythms".
Beware! Inside contains a piece so exciting, young musicians won’t stop singing it! Sea Quest is a joyous romp for intermediate to advanced children’s string orchestra, featuring aggressive syncopations, energetic melodies, and lovely use of the harmonic minor scale (Not to mention some yelling).
So grab your bow, clamber aboard and make sure no violist is left behind, join us for one heckofa ripping sea quest.
Note: Optional cello solo plays up to a high C.
A jazz piece for solo violin (with piano and guitar accompaniment), utilising a lot of syncopation, double stops, slides and small improvising sections.
Approximately 5th grade difficulty.
Comes with a digital backing track.