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BOOKS:
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(middle school)
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(upper middle/high school)
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(College)

ORCHESTRA MUSIC:
Stringin' the Blues
(grade 3.5)
Swing on a String
(grade 3)
Swing There, Done That
(grade 2.5)

STRING QUARTET MUSIC: Jammin' Jazz Standards

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ORCHESTRA MUSIC:

I have written three String Orchestra jazz pieces that are published by FJH Music Company. Below is the description from their catalogue and a score sample. Go the the video page to see students perform the Swing on a String including improvised solos.

Full length recordings of all three pieces below are available on the FJH website.

Grade: 3.5
Stringin' The Blues
Martin Norgaard
Grade: 3
Swing on a String
Martin Norgaard
Grade: 2.5
Swing There, Done That
Martin Norgaard

Swing on a String (2004):

Here's an exciting opportunity to incorporate jazz into your classroom and concert hall with this medium slow swing chart. An optional drum set part really helps set the mood. An open solo section enables you to feature as many players as you would like, with optional backgrounds in the other parts. All players are given a sample solo along with a solo sheet on the back of their parts teaching them the basics of improvisation. In this case, the entire basis of the solo is a G Major scale, making for a positive experience for virtually any performer. Outstanding writing by a jazz violinist!


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