“New Directions for Strings” now in SmartMusic!



We are pleased to announce that New Directions for Strings (Book 1), a popular method book from The FJH Music Company, is now available in SmartMusic.

A team of pedagogues—with more than 100 years of combined teaching experience and representing each of the four stringed instruments—authored New Directions for Strings with particular focus on:

  • Equal integration of all the instruments
  • A tetrachord-based approach to support proper development of the left hand
  • Ensemble opportunities throughout the books

In other repertoire news, we invite you to explore the 55 new ensemble titles released this week. Highlights include:

  • 19 titles featured in concerts or clinics at The Midwest Clinic
  • 13 concert band titles, 4 jazz ensemble titles, 8 string orchestra titles, and 1 full orchestra title
  • Frequently requested titles, such as:
    • An Original Suite, Serengeti Dreams, and Colliding Visions (concert band)
    • Southern Charm, Two for Oliver (jazz ensemble)
    • Symphony No. 15 in G Major, Fire Dance, Terra Nova (string orchestra)
    • The Prince of Denmark’s March (full orchestra)

Looks like it’s time to click “Find Music” again—with plenty of new repertoire to download, you’ll be glad you did.

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