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www.mainly4strings.co.uk is the home of Mainstream Music, one of the largest collections of downloadable and affordable 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. New scores are being added all the time, but if you can't find what you are lookingfor here, contact us to suggest any piece(s) you would like to see added to the catalogue.
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. Click here to have a sample score delivered directly to your email address.
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'.
The site features the compositions, arrangements and transcriptions of Peter Martin, a string teacher with over thirty years experience and offers educational string music for all ages and abilities. We also offer a comprehensive selection of the best scores in the public domain, digitally enhanced and priced at just £1 each. Download a sample public domain score here.
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.
Prices range from just £0.50 to £6 for a PDF containing both the score and all the individual parts. Click here to calculate the latest exchange rates for other currencies.
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Click on the image above 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.