This updated version contains scales, etudes, short chorales, and music technique exercises and is fully compatible with Essential Techniques 2000 for Strings. The CD contains individual instrument studies for every instrument, demonstrated by a professional soloist. Includes accompaniments on real instruments, not synthesized. Also includes Reading Skill Builders, Rhythm Pages, Jazz Style and Improvisation, Full Chorales, Rubank Scales and Arpeggios, all included on CD. Also works on history. theory and creativity and exceeds the National Standards for Arts Education.