Sheila Nelson (b.1936), Catherine Elliott, Gerald Howard et al.

The Essential String Method 1 – Viola

for: Viola

Music lesson book

Item no.155340
Author/ComposerSheila Nelson, Catherine Elliott, Gerald Howard, Adrian Thorne
Scope30 pages; 23 × 31 cm
Publisher/ProducerBoosey & Hawkes
Producer No.BH 1100137
13.50 €
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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 attractive 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 developing 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.


  • All Aboard
  • All in a Row
  • Carousel
  • Circles
  • Cowboy Chorus
  • Criss-Cross
  • Half Past Three
  • Hoe Down
  • Jackdaw
  • Lavender's Blue
  • Low D, High D
  • Marching
  • Marching Scale
  • Merrily We Roll Along
  • Nearly Asleep
  • New Waltz
  • New Waltz Variations
  • Pease Pudding
  • Spacemen
  • Swing as You Play
  • The Grand Old Duke of York
  • Three Brave Mice
  • Twinkle, Twinkle
  • Two-a-Penny
  • Waltzing Scale