Sound Innovations for String Orchestra Overview
Written by Bob Phillips, Peter Boonshaft, Kirk Moss, Stephen Benham, Matt Turner, and Robert Sheldon, the Sound Innovations authors bring years of extensive teaching, conducting, and composing experience. The most comprehensive method available, you can teach beginners through advanced ensembles with the same series.
Book 1 has clean page layouts, solid pedagogy, clear goals for each exercise, and Book 1 is now completely free in SmartMusic! Provide MasterClass lessons with the included instrument-specific videos and accompaniment recordings that are now available streaming on SI Online. The content is organized into six short levels, providing benchmarks, assessment indicators, and intermediate goals.Learn More
Continue your students’ musical journey with Book 2, where new concepts are isolated and taught individually for better retention. Continue skill development with review, new keys, rhythms, tone development, and introductory scales and arpeggios. Provide MasterClass lessons with the included string ensemble videos and accompaniment recordings that are now available streaming on SI Online. The book is divided into levels, providing benchmarks, assessment, and intermediate goals.Learn More
Creative Warm-Ups for Intermediate String Orchestra
The levels of this book focus on four important aspects of string performance and can be used in any order as either warm-ups or structured units. Level one’s sound intonation exercises develop high-level listening skills through practicing intervals, chord tones and balance. The structured rhythmic patterns in level 2 provide opportunities to analyze, audiate, compose, notate, and perform rhythms. Level 3 focuses on bowing fluency and choreography, leading to a characteristic, beautiful sound. Level 4 features a groundbreaking sequence of exercises and repertoire that will help develop improvisation and composition skills.Learn More
Sound Development for Intermediate String Orchestra
Teach your students to play with a characteristic beautiful sound with Sound Innovations: Sound Development for Intermediate String Orchestra. Components are broken down into four levels: (1) Sound Tone, (2) Sound Bowings, (3) Sound Shifting, and (4) Sound Scales, Arpeggios, Chorales, and Rhythms. Use this text with or after any method in a classroom or individual setting.Learn More
Sound Development for Advanced String Orchestra
Continuing with the emphasis on playing with a beautiful sound, this level focuses on three-octave scales, especially those needed for regional auditions and all states. The four levels, (1) Sound Tone, (2) Sound Bowings, (3) Sound Shifting, and (4) Sound Scales and Arpeggios, can be used in the order that is best for your students. Use this text with or after any method in a classroom or individual setting.Learn More
Sound Differentiation—Coming Soon!
This motivational, time-saving supplemental resource provides differentiated parts for 15 well-known pieces and is perfect for a variety of teaching situations, including like- or mixed-instrument classes as well as in private study! These arrangements are ready for use in an adaptable format with identical parts for all instruments. In order of difficulty, the parts are bass line, tune, harmony, variation 1, and variation 2. The difficulty of each piece progresses throughout the book.
Correlated Performance Music
Each correlated string orchestra and concert band performance music piece contains an educational pack that includes an emphasis on expressive playing, historical information, exercises to help with specific technical issues, notes on the composition, and more.Shop Now