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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)

Back to School: Method Books Edition (Part 1)

Although for most of us it still feels like the middle of summer outside, it is time for many folks to begin thinking about back-to-school, and the new books and supplies for the year. That, of course, includes books for music classes, band, and orchestra. In the past, we’ve discussed books for college students, and […]

The Soul of the Saxophone

In the space of just two weeks, musicians and music-lovers remember the life and death of two of the most famous saxophonists known to the world: Eric Dolphy, who passed away on June 29th, 1964 and Albert Ayler, who was born on July 13th, 1936. Each of them left an indelible mark on the world, […]

It’s Summertime!

Now that the hockey season is officially over, there is only one major sport that is capturing the nation’s attention: baseball! I find that baseball is synonymous with summer, as it’s been played in the summer months for generations. I’m sure I’m not alone recalling warm summer evenings spent gathered around the radio listening to […]

What A Great Service!

I heard these words a lot this past weekend. That’s because the NLS Music Section made its way to the NAfME (National Association for Music Education) conference in Grapevine, TX. While there, I was able to promote our service to music teachers from all over the country—and some future music teachers too! The refrain I kept […]

NLS Music Section at the 2016 Library of Congress National Book Festival

NLS music section was at the 16th Library of Congress National Book Festival at the Washington Convention Center on Saturday, September 24, 2016, to greet visitors and explain about our services. This event provided a wonderful opportunity for outreach, and we were able to talk to a wide variety of people who were not aware […]

Music Catalogs for 2016: New and Improved!

As we are exiting the period that can still be referred to as “the new year” and are approaching the season of renewal known as spring, we’d like to highlight some of our recent publications, namely our new catalogs. Although we’ve had blog posts about magazines produced by the Music Section (Musical Mainstream and Contemporary […]

George M!

“Over there! Over there!” “I’m a Yankee Doodle Dandy…” “You’re a grand old flag, you’re a high flying flag!” Do these songs seem familiar to you? Did you know that they were all written by the same composer, George M. Cohan? George M. Cohan (he’s usually referred to by his full name, middle initial and […]

From Beginners to Virtuosi: Violin Music in the NLS Collection

Since Arcangelo Corelli’s 362nd birthday was just celebrated two days ago, I thought it a perfect time to talk about some of our violin music. Here at the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) Music Section, many of our patrons are pianists and vocalists, but many also play other instruments, including […]

Music History: 101

Recently, we mentioned the Music Section’s acquisition of the sixth edition, Norton Anthology of Western Music, Vol. 3, Twentieth Century. This time of year also marks the beginning of the college spring semester, and we have seen a rise in the average amount of our music history related inquiries. Music history has been on the “brain” of […]