By Loreta Fin
Wilfin String Orchestra: Young String Ensemble Series
Finally, there is a simple and straightforward string piece in G Major, aimed towards introducing your ensemble to 5/4 time. Almost like a "jazz waltz," this composition will guide your students with ease through a variety of alternative rhythmic divisions used in this time signature. The notes are not difficult, allowing the focus to remain on counting and the "feel" of this time signature. It uses pizzicato and a variety of bow articulations.