#40730 Expressive Techniques for Orchestra

Composer: Kathleen DeBerry Brungard, Michael Alexander, Sandra Dackow, Gerald E. Anderson

Are you tired of juggling multiple technique books to teach scales, etudes, warm-ups, shifting, positions, vibrato, and tone production? Expressive Techniques for Orchestra offers a wealth of technical and musical experiences for the advanced middle school through upper-level high school student under one cover. This all-in-one book follows any published Book II, but is much more than just a Book III. It may be used sequentially or by individual units, as needed.


• Warm-ups
• Orchestra Stretches
• String Calisthenics
• Tuning Procedures
• Rhythmic Studies
• Vibrato
• Chorales and Etudes
• Natural Harmonics
• Shifting
• Upper Positions Taught Through Finger Patterns
• Violin and Viola II, III, IV, and V Positions
• Cello II, II½, III, IV, and Thumb Positions
• String Bass II, II½, III, III½, IV, V, V½, and Thumb Positions
• Scales and Arpeggios
• Violin, Viola, and Cello: Two and Three Octaves
• String Bass: One and Two Octaves
• Velocity and Bowing Studies
• Unison or Mixed Level Class Use
• Alternate Clefs for All Instruments
• Solo and String Orchestra Performance Pieces
• Musical Period and Bowing Styles
• Composer Biographies and Historical Context
• Sight Reading Chart
• Piano Keyboard

Score: $49.95 Parts: $9.95

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#40823 Expressive Sight-Reading for Orchestra

Composer: Kathleen DeBerry Brungard, Michael Alexander, Sandra Dackow

Expressive Sight-Reading for Orchestra offers a sequential approach to teaching sight-reading in the string ensemble. Applicable to performing ensembles from middle school through high school, it provides a comprehensive curriculum for group sight-reading instruction.


• Over 45 sequenced sight-reading pieces arranged for string orchestra by Michael Alexander and Sandra Dackow plus teacher Sight-Reading notes written for each arrangement by Kathleen DeBerry Brungard.

• Includes 140 sequential sight-reading exercises applying the latest research in string pedagogy

• Materials organized into 12 units which progressively address bowing styles, rhythms, meter, and key (D, G, C Major; b, e, a minor).

• Pre-test/Post-test in each unit for assessing individual student progress.

• Units 1-6 contains: Rhythm reading exercises; Scale warm-ups; A unison reading; 4-6 orchestra readings (Violin I & II, Viola, Cello & Bass)

• Units 7-12 contains: Scale warm-ups for each piece; Longer orchestra readings.

Score: $44.95 Parts: $8.95

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