Strictly Strings introduces your students to ensemble playing right away. In about four months they’ll be playing real orchestra music in 3-part harmony with enthusiasm and expression, and with all four instruments playing on all four strings. This tried-and-true method develops all players’ abilities equally. Early simplified shifting allows low strings to play the melody and entire scales with the rest of the group. This along with the early introduction of extended hand position helps achieve balanced development between all instruments. As a result all of your students will feel they are an important part of the group. Book 1 utilizes a unique letter-note style of music notation that ensures a smooth transition from rote to note reading. Your students will develop a strong understanding of pitch and pulse and will quickly progress to staff notation.