Tunneling Twister for Beginning Orchestra

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This is a beginning orchestra piece which can be used for rehearsal/learning purposes only, or it works wonderfully as a concert piece. I have such a hard time finding beginning orchestra pieces. Even many grade 1/2 pieces use too many strings, notes, and rhythms.

Violin, viola, and cello only use notes on the D string. Bass uses open G, 1st finger A, and open A. I wrote this assuming students learned all of their open strings before learning fingered notes. (If not, they can easily be taught!) There are only quarter notes and quarter rests. Students can pluck or bow depending on their current skill set and needs.

This piece can be used to practice "tunnel" fingers (keeping the fingers down on one string while playing another). Learning to tunnel helps students to keep a great left hand position. Each instrument section has the opportunity to work on tunnels in this piece.

This is a great piece to use at a first concert as it has some unison, but also splits into independent (though easy to piece together) parts. I use it with 6th grade beginners. There are limited finger numbers provided during the tunnel sections. I will leave it up to the teacher to decide what their students need =)
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Tunneling Twister for Beginning Orchestra
Tunneling Twister for Beginning Orchestra
Tunneling Twister for Beginning Orchestra