By Christopher Selby, Scott Rush, & Rich Moon
For High School and Intermediate-to-Advanced Level string musicians
Methods for Violin, Viola, Cello, and Bass
Available as a physical book or online digital version
Online digital version available for $6.95
Available on both MusicFirst and SmartMusic online teaching platforms
Habits of a Successful String Musician is a field-tested, vital, and—most importantly—musical collection of almost 400 sequenced exercises for building fundamentals. Perfect to use with the entire string orchestra or solo player at virtually any skill level, this series contains carefully sequenced warm-ups, sight-reading etudes, rhythm vocabulary studies, chorales, tuning canons, and much more.
In one place, this series collects everything an aspiring player needs to build fundamental musicianship skills and then be able to transfer those skills directly into the performance of great literature.
Habits of a Successful String Musician:
Habits of a Successful String Musician is a tremendous resource for string teachers and students. It is comprehensive, well thought-out and offers strong pedagogical tools while allowing for individual teaching styles and priorities. For me, “Habits” is a time-saver and a great catalyst for teachable moments with my students on technique and broad string playing concepts in the classroom.
Music Instructor and Fine Arts Coordinator
NC School of Science and Math
Habits of a Successful String Musician is a terrific educational resource and supplemental book for advanced middle and high school string students. I found the tuning canons and sight-reading to be particularly effective. My students have enjoyed all the exercises, and I have found them very useful in assembling their focus and preparing them to play high level repertoire.
Director of String Studies - Pioneer High School
Ann Arbor, MI
ASTA National Orchestra Festival Grand Champion
Each student method book in the HABITS series is available digitally for access on any device of choice!
Habits of a Successful Beginner Band Musician comes with a FREE digital access code printed on the inside cover!
All other Habits student method books are available digitally for $6.95 (a $3 saving compared to the physical edition).