Grade .5 - Debut Strings (DS) Orchestra Series
Music within the Grade .5 orchestra series is playable by beginning students with limited study, and only uses the D major, B minor, and D & A strings. The tempo is moderate with 4/4 time signatures preferred, and the time range is up to 1:30. Bowings are natural bowings detache, and the rhythm is quarter notes with two repeated eighth notes. Instrumentation includes Violin 2 & Viola double, Cello & Bass double, and piano is optional. Fingerings are indicated when helpful.