Begin with colorful, easy to follow set-up photos
and continue through rote, aural and reading skills, ensembles,
solos, and activity pages which include theory, history, composition,
world music and more. Designed to work well in private or heterogeneous
This textbook-style manual includes teaching tips,
lesson plans, interdisciplinary units, and a full score of all the
music in the student books. A copy of the Interactive Explorer
practice CD is included with every manual.
Resource Kit (00-20606)
The Resource Kit for Book 1 includes reproducible
materials for assessment and classroom work in note reading, music
history, rhythm and theory. This kit also includes 80 rhythm flashcards
that are correlated to specific units in the student books and cross-referenced
in the Teacher's Manual. A listening CD with samples of professional
orchestras playing the original literature of each composer in the
book is also included. All resources are notated with the corresponding
Just what it says! Well written accompaniments that may be used in teaching situations or at home to accompany students.
Recording CDs (00-20607)
A 2-CD set with recordings of every tune in Book
1 featuring wonderful acoustic recordings with a MIDI background.
Each unit includes violin, viola, cello and bass as the solo instrument.
Explorer Practice CD (00-102347)
Teachers can request free CDs for their students
by clicking here, or by
calling 818-892-2452. This
exciting CD includes the first 68 tracks from the 2-CD set of accompaniment
recordings. It also has bonus multimedia content that can be accessed
on virtually any home computer. This innovative practice program,
the Interactive Explorer,
has MIDI arrangements of all the music in the book and allows students
to choose violin, viola, cello or bass as the solo instrument, adjust
tempo, change the volume of various accompaniment parts, and record
themselves playing along (requires a microphone). Each background
arrangement was created with care to reflect the style, period,
and character of the piece.