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Sound Development for Intermediate String Orchestra

Sound Innovations Sound Development for Intermediate String Orchestra Overview

By Bob Phillips and Kirk Moss

The most comprehensive presentation of how to develop an excellent tone in intermediate and advanced players.

Sound Innovations: Sound Development for Intermediate String Orchestra emphasizes playing with a characteristic beautiful sound. The components of producing this sound are broken into four levels, consistent with the revolutionary Sound Innovations structure:

  • Sound Tone
  • Sound Bowings
  • Sound Shifting
  • Sound Scales and Arpeggios (includes Chorales and Rhythms in the Intermediate book)
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The levels can be used in the order that is best for your students, as individual warm-ups, or as structured units.

Technical development is provided in a concise yet thorough manner, using clean and uncluttered page layouts to foster better understanding.

Teach your students the proper use of the bow with the variables of tone. Help your students to focus on improving their sound with instruction and reinforcement exercises on bow lanes, bow weight, bow speed, shifting, and vibrato.

Develop the next group of bowings needed for intermediate or advanced repertoire.

Teach how to shift & play with vibrato. Each level continues the refinement of these skills begun in Book 1.

Plenty of practice opportunities are provided, including comprehensive scales, arpeggios, sight-reading materials, rhythm exercises, and warm-up chorales.

MasterClass videos are provided to demonstrate key skills.

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