Resources for Teachers
ORDER FREE CDs
To order free Interactive Explorer CDs
correlating with Book 1 or Book 2 for your students, click here,
or call Alfred Music Publishing’s
Customer Service Department at 818-892-2452.
This exciting CD has
complete MIDI accompaniments for all the music in the student book. The
first 68 lines of the student book are performed by a professional musician
on an acoustic instrument to provide aural modeling. (A 2‑CD set of
acoustic recordings for the entire book is available for purchase. Order
00-20607 for Book 1 or
00-20509 for Book 2.)
The acoustic recordings
on the Interactive Explorer CD can be played just like any other music CD.
The Interactive Explorer program may be accessed by placing the disc into
the CD-ROM drive of a Macintosh computer or a PC running Microsoft Windows,
you have access to the Interactive Explorer program and all the MIDI
accompaniments. The user can change the tempo of the music, adjust the
volumes of the MIDI instrument parts, and record themselves playing along
(requires a microphone). Each MIDI accompaniment was created to reflect the
style and period of the piece.
Download FREE Supplements!
Click below for additional tunes correlating to units 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11
of String Explorer, Book 1. Each
tune focuses on the particular skills learned in the corresponding unit,
providing additional practice where needed. The author grants permission
for teachers to print out these tunes and reproduce them as needed for use
in the string class.
What Is String
String Explorer is a
synthesis of the best pedagogy of the past aimed at the future and forged
from the authors' combined total of over 75 years in the classroom.
Designed with the teacher in mind, the series includes all materials needed
for the classroom with cross-references between them so they are easy to
access. Designed with the student in mind, String Explorer has the fun and information-packed look
of a web page. Characters lead the way through the book and point out all
the information that a teacher or student will need to know for each unit!
Skills are presented sequentially and never more than one at a time.
Correlated performance music and related materials are also part of the
overall vision of String Explorer.
Learn why we think you
will love using this series! Click here
to read about the authors' vision for the method and to see a
description of each component plus skill charts for both levels.
Andy Dabczynski, Richard Meyer & Bob
Phillips are all well-known teachers, teacher trainers, and composers. They
hold clinics and in-services around the world. To inquire about having them
come to your area or for a list of in-service resources from Alfred, please
Answers to the most commonly asked questions
about String Explorer
The authors and Alfred Music Publishing would
love to hear from you. If you have questions or comments, please let us know!