Practice, Practice, Practice

for Singing String Orchestra
works for String Quartet or String Quintet

Composed and Arranged by Deborah Greenblatt

This four minute arrangement of an original Deborah Greenblatt tune was commissioned by the String Project at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. Musicians are required to sing as well as play the haunting true story of a musician at play.

“Practice, Practice, Practice, Practice to improve;
Practice, Practice, Practice, till I’m in the groove...”

This delightful piece can be played as a quartet with violin 1, violin 2, viola, and cello or as a quintet with bass. It works great for string orchestra, especially at concerts.

View Score Sample

The complete score and parts for Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Cello, and Bass (vocals are included in the parts and in the score) are available as individual PDF files.

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PDF files for Score & Parts

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“Yesterday was the first day for students to sign up for orchestra. As I was visiting about expectations, I stressed the importance of practice, etc. No sooner had I said the word practice, then 7 little fifth graders began singing “Practice, practice, practice.....” and not a word was forgotten.”
- Carol Ellenwood, Kearney, Nebraska Public Schools

“...a delightful ditty...”
- Baird Knechtel,
Canadian Viola Society Newsletter

“This piece is suitable for students in their second year of string playing.”
- Hollis Taylor,
Fiddler Magazine, Winter 2004/05

Alice Johnson’s Jig and Barefoot Fiddler for Singing String Orchestra are also available as PDF files.

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