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Back to School: Method Books Edition (Part 2)

Last week, we detailed method books in the collection for wind instruments. This week, we are highlighting method books in our collection for string instruments and percussion, with some jazz method books thrown in for good measure! If there is anything here that could be useful to you or your student, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us about getting this material.

Violin

Braille
Essential Elements for Strings: Violin (BRM32723 [bk. 1], BRM34513 [bk. 2], BRM36038 [bk. 3])
Muller-Rusch String Method: Violin (BRM27598)
Suzuki Violin School (BRM24811 [parts 1-2], BRM24757 [part 3], BRM22139 [part 4], BRM24114 [part 5], BRM32605 [part 6], BRM32607 [part 7])

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Essential Elements for Strings: Violin (LPM00669)
Muller-Rusch String Method: Violin (LPM00687 [bk. 1], LPM00689 [bk. 4])

Viola

Braille
Belwin Orchestra Builder: Viola (BRM28137)

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Muller-Rusch String Method: Viola (LPM00478)

Cello

Braille
Belwin Orchestra Builder: Cello (BRM10011 [part 1], BRM28135 [part 2])
Muller-Rusch String Method: Cello (BRM28603 [bk. 1], BRM28507 [bk. 2], BRM28604 [bk. 3])

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Rubank Intermediate Method for Cello (LPM00539)
Muller-Rusch String Method: Cello (LPM00803)

String Bass

Braille
Belwin Orchestra Builder: Bass (BRM10013 [part 1], BRM28138 [part 2])

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Muller-Rusch String Method: String Bass (LPM00036)

Percussion

Braille
Essential Elements: Percussion (BRM35453 [bk. 1], BRM35455 [bk. 2])
Snare Drum Method: Elementary (BRM24739 [bk. 1])
Standard of Excellence: Drums and Mallet Percussion (BRM35425, vol. 1, vol. 2)

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Rubank Elementary Method for Drums  (LPM00079)
Sing, Drum, and Play: Percussion, Book 1 (LPM00762)

Jazz

Braille
Basic Jazz Improvisation (BRM34803)
Jazz Improvisation (BRM19769 [part 1], vol. 1; BRM29126 [part 2], vol. 1, vol. 2, vol. 3; BRM35921 [part 3], vol. 1, vol. 2, vol. 3, vol. 4; BRM35895 [part 4], vol. 1, vol. 4, vol. 5)
Patterns for Improvisation by Oliver Nelson (BRM35952)

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Listening to Jazz (LPM00512)

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