Sound Innovations for String Orchestra Book 2 Overview
By Bob Phillips, Peter Boonshaft, and Robert Sheldon
The content within Book 2 is organized in levels, providing benchmarks, assessment indicators, and intermediate goals:
- Sound Review
- Sound Keys and Rhythms
- Sound Techniques
- Sound Performance
NEW! Introducing SI Online: Access streaming video MasterClasses and audio accompaniments for Books 1 & 2. Coming in 2018, adjust the pacing any time during the semester to address the unique needs within your classroom utilizing the free additional materials online.
The first level is dedicated to review of Book 2 concepts in order to account for the differentiation of ability levels and refreshing your students’ knowledge.
Introduce your students to ensemble playing skills with the MasterClass videos featuring a string ensemble.
Students can learn blending, intonation, and balance with the accompaniment recordings.
Helping facilitate better understanding of the more advanced material, new concepts are isolated and taught separately, including plenty of reinforcement material, allowing you to introduce new concepts in the order best for your students and your curriculum. For instance, SI for Strings never introduces new rhythms and new notes at the same time.