Essential Elements for Strings offers beginning students sound pedagogy and engaging music, all carefully paced to successfully start young players on their musical journey. EE features both familiar songs and specially designed exercises, created and arranged for the classroom in a unison-learning environment, as well as instrument-specific exercises to focus each student on the unique characteristics of their own instrument. EE provides both teachers and students with a wealth of materials to develop total musicianship, even at the beginning stages.
New keys and rhythms are introduced in Book 2, which can be used in a sequential or flexible format. The CD includes play-along tracks for the student that feature real players playing real instruments (not synthesized). Book 2 also features large, clear fingering charts, mixed meter studies, comprehensive scale and arpeggio pages, double stops, and shifting exercises.