Sheila Nelson (b.1936), Adrian Thorne

The Essential String Method 1

for: Double bass

Music lesson book

Item no.162751
Author/ComposerSheila Nelson, Adrian Thorne
ArrangerCatherine Elliott, Gerald Howard
Levelvery easy
Scope32 pages; 23 × 31 cm
Publisher/ProducerBoosey & Hawkes
Producer No.BH 1300165
23.50 €
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (Germany )
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The award-winning Essential String Method offers an exciting advance in the teaching of stringed instruments, integrating musical awareness, creativity and technical development from the outset. Making their way through the series, pupils encounter an attrractive selection of new tunes and arrangements on which to build their repertoire.

The material is presented as a logical progression of musical activites involving both the instrument and the voice. These make learning fun and are easily incorporated into instrumental lessons, simultaneously developping the pupil's technical and musical abilities while reinforcing aspects of the school music curriculum.

Developed by leading string teachers, The Essential String Method provides a proven framework that draws on recognised concepts in good teaching practice, laying reliable foundations for future musical development.


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  • Afternoon Blues (Howard)
  • All Aboard (Nelson)
  • All in a Row (Nelson)
  • Chocolate Treats (Nelson)
  • Circles (Nelson)
  • Cowboy Chorus (Nelson)
  • First Finger Boogie (Elliott)
  • Half Past Three (Nelson)
  • Hoe Down (Fletcher)
  • Hot Cross Buns (Nelson)
  • Jackdaw (Nelson)
  • Lavender's Blue (Elliott)
  • Low D, High D (Nelson)
  • Marching (Nelson)
  • Marching Scale (Nelson)
  • Merrily we Roll Along (Elliott)
  • Nearly Asleep (Nelson)
  • New Waltz (Nelson)
  • Off We Go (Elliott)
  • Pease Pudding (Elliott)
  • Rowing Boats (Elliott)
  • Sandcastles (Elliott)
  • Skittles (Elliott)
  • Spacemen (Nelson)
  • Spinning (Elliott)
  • Swing as you Play (Nelson)
  • The Grand Old Duke of York (Elliott)
  • Three Brave Mice (Nelson)
  • Twinkle Duet (Elliott)
  • Two a Penny (Nelson)
  • Waltzing Scale (Nelson)