Certain musical instruments are a lot easier to learn than others. However, in the world of classical music, most stringed instruments can't just be picked up and learned on the spot. They take practice, persistence, and passion for the music itself. In fact, they also require proper guidance, which is why string methods like the ones in this section are so essential. Whether you play the violin, viola, cello or double bass, string method and instruction books are must-own source material for any serious musician.
As you can imagine, this catalog is quite the extension one. For this reason, you might want to consider refining your search with the "Category" function. By doing that, you can narrow down your options specifically to the instrument you play and what your current skill level is. For example, if you're a student cellist, click on "Cello Method & Instruction Books" and you'll be given only those options. Need a suggestion? Try something like the Carl Fischer 170 Foundation Studies Book 1. A top seller, this book is like studying with some of the best music teachers in history.
Speaking of music teachers, you'll also discover an impressive variety of conductor/teacher string method books in these pages, including the top-selling Alfred Orchestra Expressions Book One Teacher Edition, the KJOS String Basics Book 1 - Teacher Book and many more. Hal Leonard is another music education publisher that's well known and trusted for their string methods. Their Essential Elements for Strings instruction books are available for a wide range of stringed instruments. Each Essential Elements string method is packed with a wealth of materials to develop total musicianship in a classroom environment.
As you can see, companies like Hal Leonard, KJOS, Alfred and countless others specialize in music education by offering books, CDs, DVDs and scores that are chock-full of easy-to-follow lessons, exercises and legendary musical pieces. With a little time spent in these pages, you'll be sure to come across more than one string method that matches your instrument of choice and your musical aspirations; feel free to start browsing your other choices whenever you're ready.
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