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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 […]

BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download)

Recently, I’ve been dismayed to hear some patrons say, “I know you don’t have such and such in your collection because I already checked on BARD.” After receiving a few of these comments, I realized that some of our patrons mistakenly believe that our entire collection is available on BARD.  I would like to use […]

Our Newest Books on (and off) BARD

Since it’s back-to-school time, many folks find themselves looking for new projects, new topics of interest, and new hobbies. I sincerely hope that many of you reading this are hoping to learn how to play music or your favorite song, improving your already extant musical skill, or maybe teaching yourself about some topic in music […]

A Trip Around the World with the NLS Music Section

Do you want to learn how to play piano? We have a book for you! Do you want the libretto for your favorite opera? We have that as well! Do you want to learn about folk music from around the world? Well, we also have books about that. Many patrons get to know us through […]

Happy Birthday Nino Rota

Although motion pictures are, for all intents and purposes, a visual art form, one can still appreciate the music from those films on their own without the movie-going experience. For this I am grateful, as, being more drawn to music than film (and having limited spare time to catch all the movies that I’d like […]

A King and a (Fairy) Queen: Music by Henry Purcell in the NLS Collection

Today (September 10th) we celebrate Henry Purcell’s 356th birthday [Note: this date is actually disputed as no official baptismal record has been found. However, we will use this commonly accepted date, as it gives us a chance to talk about his music!]. Purcell’s contribution to Western classical music is indispensable, as it has influenced numerous other […]

Back to School

September signifies many things to us–cooler temperatures, leaves starting to turn, and…back to school! I would like to showcase some of the items requested with increasing frequency as the semester begins. We have some new titles and some that would be helpful if you’re looking for a guide. Most of these are intended for college […]

NLS Materials for Early Music Education

Tomorrow we celebrate the birthday of one of the Twentieth Century’s most well-known composers and music pedagogues, Carl Orff (1895-1982). Although Orff may be best known for his cantata Carmina Burana, he is also quite well-known in the music education field because of “Orff Schulwerk,” an elementary approach to music he co-developed with his colleague Gunild […]