Music Just a Click Away...
www.mainly4strings.co.uk is the home of Mainstream Music, one of the largest collections of free educational string music on the internet. The site offers works from over 100 composers, including Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Corelli, Elgar, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Purcell, Rieding, Seitz, Telemann & Vivaldi.
String teachers and players globally are taking advantage of this comprehensive resource, featuring music in a variety of styles for orchestra, string orchestra, string quartet, solo instrument and piano and many other combinations.
For those with limited keyboard skills, or no access to a piano, many of the scores have downloadable backing tracks. Click here to listen to the sample backing track 'I Spy' from 'Suite Tocar y Luchar'.
If you are looking for concert items, teaching materials or supplementary pieces to enhance your lessons, then look no further - with hundreds of pieces to choose from it is unlikely that you will not find something that meets your needs.
To view a sample of the score, select the 'View' button on the 'Browse Scores' page. iPhone users might also require the Google Chrome browser app. It is also now possible to view and listen to an increasing number of complete scores on our YouTube channel.
The site features the compositions, arrangements and transcriptions of Peter Martin (1956-2021). Peter sadly passed away from a rapid, unexpected illness in September 2021.
At his request, Mainly4Strings is now a free resource with all scores available to download at no cost.
If you would like to share a performance of Peter Martin’s music please do so via the Contact Us page.
Click on the image below to view the arrangements by Peter Martin on SMP Press.
Available for brass, keyboard, strings & wind these 20 pieces for young players using just 4 notes are ideally suited for use with mixed Wider Opportunity groups or small group tuition. The file contains versions with and without note names. The pieces have proved immensely popular with both pupils and teachers alike. Click on the image above for further information
String Street Starters – a new programme for beginner string players. The series consists of versions for the violin, viola, cello and bass, with alternative viola & cello parts to be used with mixed string classes. With over fifty fun-packed pieces and a host of attractive illustrations, the series will undoubtedly prove popular with both pupils and teachers alike. Click here to listen to sample backing tracks - click on the image for further information. Piano accompaniments are now available for all three versions.