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Complete Technique series
Violin Viola Cello Double_Bass
Author Janice Tucker Rhoda
Publisher Carl Fischer Music

Complete Technique for Violin, Book 1:
400 Exercises include 45 Musical Studies
in Positions 1 through 5

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TESTIMONIALS:
"I am a clarinetist trying to improve on violin, and Complete Technique for Violin has been exactly what I was looking for to solidify my technique! I love this violin book!"
~Mandy Myers (Instrumental Music Teacher, North East Middle School, Maryland)

"Janice Tucker Rhoda's Complete Technique for Violin is superb! It is well organized, and addresses all aspects of violin technique. I assign this to my students, and recommend this book and Complete Technique for Viola to my colleagues. Brava to Janice Tucker Rhoda!"
~ Dr. Wei Tsun Cheng (Professor of Violin at TTU)

"Complete Technique for Violin book is a very complete collection of essential string instrument technique, full of great advice on what and how to practice and listen. Complete Technique books should be in the library of every student and teacher." ~ Michael Winer (Violin teacher)

"Complete Technique for Violin and Complete Technique for Viola are a great addition to my teaching materials especially during this time of year when we are polishing up our recital pieces and are able to practice more sight reading."
~ Gabrielle Toscano (Violin and Viola teacher)

"Janice's Complete Technique for Violin is comprehensive, progressive and well organized; ideal for any intermediate or advanced student. Her etudes challenge one's technique while being beautiful musically."
~ Sean Li Child (Violin teacher)

DESCRIPTION:
From the author of the popular ABCs of Strings method, Janice Tucker Rhoda's Complete Technique for Violin suits the advanced beginner to upper level student wishing to learn or improve left-hand and right bow-arm skills. Starting in first position, and proceeding carefully through the higher positions, this method book uses studies and exercises to demonstrate specific technical ideas.

The book starts with solidifying the combination of note reading, rhythm, and bow distribution, then quickly progresses to a variety of bowing techniques and use of positions 1 - 5, explaining the physicality of the left and right hands, arms, elbows, and shoulders. Using a mixture of more melodic studies with purely technical exercises, this book quickly gives players information and confidence to improve their playing.

Technique Highlights:
*Worksheets for note-reading
*Scales, arpeggios, broken thirds
*Improvisational melodies
*Double-Stops, chords, octaves
*Harmonics
*Hammock Swing left-hand and
bow-arm technique
*Bow balancing exercises
*Ballet of Shifting exercises
*Quick Finger exercises
*Finger Substitution exercises
*Left-hand pizzicato exercises
*Teaching points throughout

Complete Technique for Viola, Book 1:
400 Exercises include 45 Musical Studies
in Positions 1 through 5

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ISBN: 978-0-8258-9527-2
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DESCRIPTION:
From the author of the popular ABCs of Strings method, Janice Tucker Rhoda's Complete Technique for Viola suits the advanced beginner to upper level student wishing to learn or improve left-hand and right bow-arm skills. Starting in first position, and proceeding carefully through the higher positions, this method book uses studies and exercises to demonstrate specific technical ideas.

The book starts with solidifying the combination of note reading, rhythm, and bow distribution, then quickly progresses to a variety of bowing techniques and use of positions 1 - 5, explaining the physicality of the left and right hands, arms, elbows, and shoulders. Using a mixture of more melodic studies with purely technical exercises, this book quickly gives players information and confidence to improve their playing.

Technique Highlights:
*Worksheets for note-reading
*Scales, arpeggios, broken thirds
*Improvisational melodies
*Double-Stops, chords, octaves
*Harmonics
*Hammock Swing left-hand and
bow-arm technique
*Bow balancing exercises
*Ballet of Shifting exercises
*Quick Finger exercises
*Finger Substitution exercises
*Left-hand pizzicato exercises
*Teaching points throughout
*Alto Clef and Treble Clef in Complete Technique for Viola

Complete Technique for Cello, Book 1:
417 Exercises include 63 Musical Studies
in Positions 1 through 5

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Carl Fischer Cat No: BF96
ISBN: 978-0-8258-9682-8
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TESTIMONIALS:
"Complete Technique for Cello and ABCs of Cello are an excellent source for teaching cello students in comprehensive, well organized fashion, as well as pedagogy courses."
~ Tanya Remenikova (Professor of Cello at University of Minnesota)

"If you have been looking for a book that will be self explanatory, well diverse on its techniques and with mathematically and physically correct fingerings, Janice Tucker Rhoda has delivered on the Complete Technique for Cello book. The system she uses not only helps with playing techniques, but also note reading and clef understanding is clean and straight forward. I have been using this book as part of my student's practice and sight reading. I highly recommend this book because it will help you and your students have a strong lesson and practice. This book will bring a new dimension to your lessons and to your own practice."
~ Silas de Oliveira (El Sistema Somerville, Cello teacher)

DESCRIPTION:
From the author of the popular ABCs of Strings method, Janice Tucker Rhoda's Complete Technique for Cello suits the advanced beginner to upper level student wishing to learn or improve left-hand and right bow-arm skills. Starting in first position, and proceeding carefully through the higher positions, this method book uses studies and exercises to demonstrate specific technical ideas.

The book starts with solidifying the combination of note reading, rhythm, and bow distribution, then quickly progresses to a variety of bowing techniques and use of positions 1 - 5, explaining the physicality of the left and right hands, arms, elbows, and shoulders. Using a mixture of more melodic studies with purely technical exercises, this book quickly gives players information and confidence to improve their playing.

Technique Highlights:
*Positions 1 through 5
*Extended positions
*Half Position
*Bass, tenor and treble clefs
*3 octave C Major Scale to IV and VII position
*Advanced chromatic scale to IV V and VII position
*Basic thumb position
*Worksheets for note-reading
*Scales, arpeggios, broken thirds
*Improvisational melodies
*Double-Stops, chords, octaves
*Harmonics
*Arm Swing left-hand and
bow-arm technique
*Bow balancing exercises
*Ballet of Shifting exercises
*Quick Finger exercises
*Finger Substitution exercises
*Left-hand pizzicato exercises
*Teaching points throughout

Complete Technique for Double Bass, Book 1:
520 Exercises include 58 Musical Studies
in Positions 1 through 7

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ISBN: 978-0-8258-9698-9
Released: August 15, 2014
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TESTIMONIALS:
"Janice Tucker Rhoda’s Complete Technique for Double Bass, Book 1 is an excellent companion to The ABCs of Bass Books 1 and 2. It is very thorough and the many exercises are engaging. I especially appreciate the use, and definitions, of so many different musical terms (i.e. cantabile, dolce, maestoso, etc.) in the wonderful studies. It adds an extra element not usually found in technique books."
~Nancy Kidd (Rhode Island Philharmonic, Brown University)

"Complete Technique for Double Bass, Book 1 by Janice Tucker Rhoda is a welcome addition to the growing collection of pedagogical books for the double bass. Many will find this book very useful as a supplement or companion to ABCs of Bass Books 1 and 2 by Rhoda (also published by Carl Fischer). Overall, this is a very fine method which I greatly enjoy and fills in the appropriate preparation and exercises for developing bowing skills with a sequenced approach to playing in all positions from half-position through thumb position at the octave harmonic."
~Dr. David Ballam (Instructor of Double Bass and Music Appreciation, Auburn University, AL, USA)

"Complete Technique for Double Bass looks great and has so much that is valuable to both the teacher and the progressing bassist. We need teaching repertoire which has both a musical and didactic approach for the 21st-century and the Complete Technique and ABCs of Bass books will really offer much for the enterprising teacher who is looking for a new and modern approach. Anything which supports double bass teachers and students has my vote."
~ David Heyes (Double Bass Teacher, United Kingdom)

"Complete Technique for Double Bass is an excellent introduction to the Contrabass for aspiring players of the instrument as well as informative."
~ Stafford James (American Jazz Double bassist and Composer)

DESCRIPTION:
From the author of the popular ABCs of Strings method, Janice Tucker Rhoda's Complete Technique for Double Bass suits the advanced beginner to upper level student wishing to learn or improve left-hand and right bow-arm skills. Starting in first position, and proceeding carefully through the higher positions, this method book uses studies and exercises to demonstrate specific technical ideas.

The book starts with solidifying the combination of note reading, rhythm, and bow distribution, then quickly progresses to a variety of bowing techniques and use of positions 1 - 7, half and thumb position, explaining the physicality of the left and right hands, arms, elbows, and shoulders. Using a mixture of more melodic studies with purely technical exercises, this book quickly gives players information and confidence to improve their playing.

Technique Highlights:
*Positions 1 through 7
*Half Position
*Bass, tenor and treble clefs
*Two octave C Major Scale to thumb position
*Advanced chromatic scale
*Basic thumb position
*Worksheets for note-reading
*Scales, arpeggios, broken thirds
*Improvisational melodies
*Double-Stops, chords, octaves
*Harmonics
*Arm Swing left-hand and
bow-arm technique
*Bow balancing exercises
*Ballet of Shifting exercises
*Quick Finger exercises
*Finger Substitution exercises
*Left-hand pizzicato exercises
*Teaching points throughout

COMPLETE TECHNIQUE TITLES

ABCs of Violin TITLES

ABCs of Viola TITLES

ABCs of Cello TITLES

ABCs of Bass TITLES

ABCs of String Orchestra TITLES

ABCs of Flute TITLES


Published by Carl Fischer Music

ABCs of Strings and Complete Technique series are copyrighted © 1998-2016
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