Jack In The Box

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This piece is designed to teach bow division and planning of bow speeds. Whole bows should be used in the soft opening section, followed by a faster middle-half bow speed in the Jack-in-the-box “surprise”. The last eighth note can be lifted and carefully replaced in the half note rest in measures 3 and 4 and similar places throughout the piece. Students should be sure to land safely on the string before “taking off” again each time. Keep a nice firm left hand in pizzicato, to allow the tone to ring, and check that the position of the plucking finger is over the fingerboard, not the f-holes. The piano adds interest in the B section, before returning to the A Section, making this piece ideal for teaching Ternary Form.

Title arrow Jack In The Box
Composer arrow Loreta Fin
Arranger arrow
Standard arrow Easy
Grade arrow 1
Catalogue No. arrow Alfred Music : 76-42705
Listen to a recording of Jack In The Box

The folio contains:

Parts for string orchestra (8-8-4-4-5-2)
Conductor’s score
Piano accompaniment

Additional information


Loreta Fin