El Gato Pizzicato
By Richard Meyer
Highland/Etling String Explorer
Your students' imaginations will run wild as they rehearse and perform this charming Spanish-flavored salute to cats. Glissando "meows," threatening "hisses," and even an enthusiastic visit from a dog set the mood for what is sure to be the highlight of any concert. A great way to introduce shifting basics and high vs. low finger patterns, this selection is also a wonderful way for students to learn about tone painting. Includes a simple part for maracas and claves, as well as piano accompaniment and violin III parts.