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A Scale In Time

JoAnne Erwin, Kathleen Horvath,
Robert D. McCashin, Brenda Mitchell

Pedagogy Made Practical
A full collection of scales, chorales, etudes, and an expanded alternative styles section all in one book!

Download Free Piano Accompaniment (PDF)

One and two octave scale patterns
Major, natural minor and melodic minor
Improvisation loops, studies and tunes for training in alternative styles
Blues, mixolydian and lydian scales
Rhythm Studies
SB306VN / 7.95
SB306VLA / 7.95
SB306VC / 7.95
Double Bass
SB306DB / 7.95

Conductor's Score
SB306CS / 18.95

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Joanne Erwin, Kathleen Horvath,
Robert D. McCashin, Brenda Mitchell
Supplemental music by
Soon Hee Newbold and Elliot Del Borgo

Written by a team of pedagogues representing each of the four stringed instruments, this exciting method includes many “new directions,” including equal integration of all instruments and a tetrachord-based approach to support proper development of the left hand. Discover the abundance of assessment opportunities, attention to bow control, and the incredible music that will surely motivate your students!

Based on more than 100 years of combined teaching experience

Written by a team of pedagogues representing each of the four stringed instruments

Supplemental music by Soon Hee Newbold and Elliot Del Borgo

Includes 2 Play-Along CDs with each student book

Violin Book 1 (includes 2 CDs)

SB303VN / 8.95

Viola Book 1 (includes 2 CDs)

SB303VLA / 8.95

Cello Book 1 (includes 2 CDs)

SB303VC / 8.95

Double Bass Book 1 (A Position) (includes 2 CDs)

SB303DBA / 8.95

Double Bass Book 1 (D Position) (includes 2 CDs)

SB303DBD / 8.95

Piano Accompaniment Book 1

SB303PIA / 14.95

Teacher's Manual Book 1 (includes 2 CDs)

SB303TM / 39.95

Violin Book 2 (includes 2 CDs)

SB304VN / 8.95

Viola Book 2 (includes 2 CDs)

SB304VLA / 8.95

Cello Book 2 (includes 2 CDs)

SB304VC / 8.95

Double Bass Book 2 (includes 2 CDs)

SB304DB / 8.95

Piano Accompaniment Book 2

SB304PIA / 12.95

Teacher's Manual Book 2 (includes 2 CDs)

SB304TM / 39.95


Superior Strings in Sixteen Weeks

SB305 / 7.95

Peggy Wheeler and Carrie Lane Gruselle

One Book focuses on bowing, tone, and expression, features melody in all sections of the orchestra, and provides systematic approaches to the following issues:

Tone and Intonation

Harmonized scale warm ups

Tuning to open strings in various patterns

String crossing with three note chords and arpeggios


Simple chorales for work on balance

Chorale melodies distributed among all instruments


Scales presented in “string order”

Bowing and rhythm patterns

Weekly progressive rhythm exercises


Twenty short excerpts from orchestral repertoire

Excerpts emphasize the relationship of bowing style to articulation and interpretation

Festival Preparation

• Tips for a healthy approach to performance

Lessons in Performance
For Beginning and Developing Strings

Jason Barrera and David Shaffer
Text by Brenda Mitchell

FJH is pleased to introduce Lessons in Performance for Beginning and Developing Strings, Book 1: Journey Through North America. Featuring 15 pieces with full score analyses, techniques for conducting and teaching, background information and supplemental exercises, Lessons in Performance bridges the gap between rehearsal and concert halls. Also ideal for cross-curricular teaching, all supplemental materials incorporate the National Standards. In addition, this publication provides a perfect theme for summer string camps. You are sure to find multiple uses for this outstanding educational publication!

More Information

Conductor /
Teacher's Manual

SB302CS / 24.95
(Includes CD)

Violin 1

SB302VN1 / 4.50

Violin 2

SB302VN2 / 4.50

Violin 3 (Viola T.C.)

SB302VN3 / 4.50


SB302VLA / 4.50


SB302VC / 4.50

Double Bass

SB302DB / 4.50

Piano Accompaniment

SB302PIA / 4.50

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