By Bruce Pearson.
The Standard of Excellence ENHANCED Comprehensive Band Method Books 1
& 2 combines a strong performance-centered approach with music
theory, music history, ear training, listening, composition,
improvisation, and interdisciplinary and multicultural studies. Each
book comes with two CDs containing all the full band accompaniments and
the revolutionary iPAS Practice and Assessment Software. Directors
will welcome the complete accompaniments and inspiring software.
Students will find the new package makes practicing not only fun but
effective, too! The result is the most complete band method available
Full color drawings and color-coding of important text and music motivate and inform.
Three starting systems help ensure positive results in any beginning situation.
FOR ... ONLY exercises (i.e. FOR FLUTES ONLY) offer idiomatic solutions to the unique challenges of each instrument.
Excellerators (advanced supplemental exercises) reinforce and enrich performance basics.
A nine page FOR OBOES ONLY starting system gives beginners a solid foundation for learning in the full band setting.
Expanded French Horn and Percussion books, including a separate book
for Timpani & Auxiliary Percussion, address the unique needs of
beginners on these instruments.
A comprehensive, totally-correlated Electric Bass book offers expanded opportunities for student involvement.
Music from over 20 countries, with correlated enrichments, encourages multicultural study.
Achievement Lines and GO FOR EXCELLENCE! test lines ensure objective assessment of students' accomplishments.
A built-in reward system motivates students and encourages musical growth.
Expanded 48 page part books (instead of the usual 32 pages) provide added reinforcement of musical skills.
2 CDs of Audio Accompaniment Recordings for all full band exercises
Interactive Pyware Assessment Software (iPAS), for Windows or Mac,
takes students through the entire book and provides numeric performance
Tuner and Metronome included with iPAS
are the 600-plus page full Conductor Scores for Books 1 & 2
containing Objectives for every line of music, Director tips, extended
reference articles, duplicable worksheets and quizzes, and theory,
listening, composing, improvisation, geography, foreign language,
history, and other interdisciplinary Activities for Excellence. The
iPAS Teachers Edition (sold separately) gives directors the ultimate
objective assessment and record-keeping tools.