What’s a concept map?
String Riffs concept maps are invaluable information-rich tools for teachers, and they’re included for each piece in every volume. Take a look at the sample below (from “Donkey-Go-Round” in String Riffs: Volume Two), and you’ll ﬁnd clearly labeled sections based on students’ existing skills and future objectives, and suggestions to help achieve those goals.
Concept maps include:
- a short summary describing the tune’s level and the skills built as the piece is learned
- “What We Know” – reviewing established skills and repertoire
- “What We NEED to Know” – expanding on the aspects taught in the piece
- “How We Will Get There” – explaining the activities and teaching techniques
- “Prior Knowledge” – clearly stating prerequisites
- “Alignment” – deﬁning how the piece helps meet federal and/or state guidelines
- “What will make this musical?” – including real-world suggestions from hands-on classroom experience
What’s a Hootenanny?
String Riffs Hootenannies are the best kind of music party – you’ll have the opportunity to play and hear many of our original studio and string orchestra compositions with fellow musicians in a reading session.
- Pros enjoy playing, audiences enjoy listening, and kids enjoy practicing these pieces!
- Second violins, violas, cellos, and basses have melodies (don’t worry, ﬁrst violins – you’ll have plenty too)
- Fun titles – “Gila Monster Mash Up,” “Jitter Puggle,” “Arizona Rodeo,” “Spicy Tacos!” and more
- Versatile multi-level pieces
- Concept maps included for lesson planning
- Aligned to state and federal music standards
- Engaging sound effects and techniques
- Beneﬁts of ﬂexible copyright
- Paperless capability with accompanying CD of parts
- Wide range of styles
- Affordable pricing
- Host a Hootenanny and receive a free String Riffs Volume
- No pressure, just an introduction!
Don’t miss this fun opportunity to preview great tunes – get in touch with Karen Koger directly through our “Contact” page to schedule your Hootenanny.
Didn’t ﬁnd the answer to your question here? Feel free to use the “Contact” page.