Expressive Sight-Reading for Orchestra, Book 1 – Bass

Expressive Sight-Reading for Orchestra offers a sequential approach to teaching sight-reading in the string ensemble. Applicable to performing ensembles from middle school through high school, it provides a comprehensive curriculum for group sight-reading instruction.



  • Over 45 sequenced sight-reading pieces arranged for string orchestra by Michael Alexander and Sandra Dackow
  • Sight-Reading notes for the teacher written for each arrangement by Kathleen DeBerry Brungard
  • Materials organized into 12 units which progressively address bowing styles, rhythms, meter, and key (D, G, and C Major; b, e, and a minor)
  • Pre-test/Posttest in each unit for assessing individual student progress

Units 1-6 contain:

  • Rhythm reading exercises
  • Scale warm-ups
  • A unison reading
  • 4-6 orchestra readings (Violin I & II, Viola, Cello & Bass)

Units 7-12 each contain:

  • Scale warm-ups for each piece
  • Longer orchestra readings.

Additional information

Weight 6.72 oz


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