“One Step at a Time”
I recently received bass books 1 through 5 of “One Step at a Time” by Jennie Lou Klim. I liked books 2 – 5 more than 1 but these books would make a great complement in the private studio for younger students studying Thomas Gale’s books, Simandl, or Essential Elements.
Book 1 has too many missing details and explanations and as a small publisher it is very difficult to compete with deep-pocketed music publishers that include a polished play along CD.
The rest of the series is refreshing with a wide variety of traditional and original examples. Jennie spends a lot time ( as she should! ) on shifting and bowing. She has students reading accidentals early on and does a fantastic job of teaching rhythms and meters.
Check it out!