Created by Hal-Leonard to engage beginning string students, Essential Elements for Strings Book 2 offers sound pedagogy that is carefully paced to ensure continued success with beginning players. Essential Elements for Strings Book 2 begins with a review of Book 1. Book 2 further develops performance skills with exercises in new keys, additional rhythmic exercises, and more advanced finger positions. Essential Elements (EE) features familiar tunes, warm-ups, and rhythm exercises created and arranged for a group learning setting. Specific exercises are included for each instrument, to show each student the unique characteristics of their own instrument.
The Essential Elements series also includes basic music theory and music history examples and gives you access to Essential Elements Interactive (EEi), the ultimate online music education resource that works on any device that can connect to the internet. EEi gives students access to helpful beginner videos, Play-Along tracks for all exercises in the books, duet and trio parts to selected songs, and a listening library of great orchestral music. Videos and audio tracks are available at stream or download. Essential Elements for Strings and Essential Elements Interactive are fully compatible with Essential Elements 2000.
• My EE Library – Instant stream and downloads
• Music Theory and history
• Multicultural music
• Creativity and assessment
• Sight-reading and rhythm pages