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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 […]

A Gem in the Music Appreciation Collection

One of the most nerve-racking events I ever experienced as a music student was participating in master classes. I remember one class in particular vividly; the feeling of slight panic as the master class teacher repeated for the fourth time, “no, not like that, try again.” I could hear the audience shifting in their seats […]

There’s No Song Like an Old Song

I’m always reminding myself how fortunate I am to live in an area that offers not only great classical music, theater and dance performances, but many popular music performers make a stop, especially during the summer. Being a child of the sixties, rock and roll concerts usually meant performances in smoky nightclubs (missed out on […]

Thinking About Learning Braille Music? Part II

Continued from last week While Bettye Krolick’s How to Read Braille Music: An Introduction is suitable for students who already know the basics of music and only need to learn how to decipher braille music symbols, Richard Taesch’s An Introduction to Music for the Blind Student is suitable for students who are just starting their […]

Thinking About Learning Braille Music? Part I

I always get excited when a patron requests a book on reading braille music because it means one more patron might be able to take advantage of our wonderful braille music collection. In my opinion, braille music readers have an edge over non-readers since they are able to explore and interpret the score themselves. In […]

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, […]

New Titles from Bill Brown

For this week’s blog, the staff of the Music Section decided it would be a good idea to update our readers on some of our newly added titles from Bill Brown. These books are not on BARD. However, they are all available on digital cartridge. If you see something that interests you, please get in touch […]

Women in the Arts

I have blogged previously about Women in Music  and although the official calendar date has passed for Women’s History Month, I would like to share my experience from a forum sponsored by the Library of Congress. Leaders in the Arts was a conversation held in the beautiful Members Room on March 22, 2017, with Librarian Carla Hayden […]

An Interview with Stephanie Pieck, Part 2

This is the second part of my interview with Stephanie Pieck. Q) Explaining your teaching philosophy, you wrote, “I faced many instances in which the general opinion was that a blind person couldn’t learn. But I also had many very dedicated teachers who knew this wasn’t true; all that was needed was a different way to […]