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High Tech For Strings

Technical Studies and Solo Literature for String Orchestra and Individual Study

By Doris Gazda

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Orchestra Violin
Technical Studies and Solo Literature for String Orchestra and Individual Study. Composed by Doris Gazda. SWS. Back To School. Student book. With Standard notation. Carl Fischer Music #O5473. Published by Carl Fischer Music (CF.O5473).

Item Number: CF.O5473

ISBN 9780825841712. 9 x 12 inches.

A fresh and innovative collection, created by experienced performer and teacher, Doris Gazda, High Tech for Strings, is designed to take young performers from basic technical competency to the more advanced levels of string technique. Using technical exercises in all areas of string instruction and a varied repertoire of performance pieces, some familiar classics and some special arrangements of folk material, the author has crafted a series that will systematically increase the playing proficiency of young string players and prepare them for the challenges of solo and ensemble playing. High Tech for Strings touches all bases in its unique mix of technical and musical instruction. Bowing, intervals, advanced positions, rhythm, ornaments and vibrato are among the topics that are covered. The musical piano accompaniments are by composer Kirt Mosier and will allow the book to be used as a solo repertoire collection, as well as in any ensemble configuration. High Tech for Strings is one of the most exciting string publications to be released in many years.

  • A Special Note to Students 
  • Acknowledgements/About Doris Gazda 
  • I. First Position (Fingering Patterns, Left-Hand Pizzicato, Basic Bowings) 
  • Ii. Intervals (Explanation Of Intervals And Scales, Melodic Intervals) 
  • Iii. Harmonics And Shifting (Shifting From The First Through Seventh Position; Shifting, Etudes) 
  • IV. Second Position: 
  • V. Third Position: (Shifting, Etudes, Enharmonic Tones, Chords, Martele, Detache, And Spiccato Bowings) 
  • VI. Fourth Position: 
  • VII. Fifth Position 
  • VIII. Bowing Styles and Techniques: 
  • IX. Vibrato: 
  • X. Rhythm 
  • XI. Chromatics and Ornaments: 
  • XII. Solo Literature 
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