The Standard of Excellence Comprehensive Band Method Books 1 and 2 combine a strong performance-centered approach with music theory, music history, ear training, listening composition, improvisation, and interdisciplinary and multicultural studies. The result is the most complete band method available anywhere.
The Standard of Excellence ENHANCED Comprehensive Band Method Books 1 & 2 SECOND EDITION combines a strong performance-centered approach with music theory, music history, ear training, listening, composition, improvisation, and interdisciplinary and multicultural studies. Each book includes personalized access to Accompaniment Recordings, flash cards, plus a full-function recording studio, tuner, and more all powered by Pyware's desktop or mobile INTERACTIVE Practice Studio. Students will find the new package makes practicing not only more fun but more effective, too! The result is one of the most complete band methods available anywhere.
NOTE: Contents include two CDs ONLY. (Physical book is NOT INCLUDED)
Standard of Excellence - Soe Enhanced Bk 1, Trumpet/cornet - Comprehensive Band Method, 2004 publication
Standard of Excellence - Soe Enhanced Bk 1, Trumpet/cornet - Comprehensive Band Method, 2004 publication Book/CD
Minimum instrumentation for method effectiveness 2-XE, 1-XB, 2-TP, 1-TB, 1-P, 1-B, 1-D The SOE Jazz Ensemble Method is designed for use by mid, JR, HS, community jazz ensembles, and in the private studio. the book is divided into three sections, each representing a different jazz style: rock, swing, and Latin. Each section contains rhythm studies and improvisation studies which may be played with other members of the ensemble or with accompanying CD (affixed to the back cover). Each section of the book also includes jazz chart (13 total) that applies what is learned in the rhythm and improvisation studies. The flexible scoring allows for a full-sounding ensemble with as few as half the standard instrumentation. The director's score include tips on player selection, band setup, audio reinforcement, music selection, rehearsal suggestions etc. The SOE Jazz Ensemble Method will be for both the seasoned jazz band diector and the band director with little or no experience at all.
The Standard of Excellence Advanced Jazz Ensemble Method continues the successful jazz instruction presented in the Standard of Excellence Jazz Ensemble Method. Designed as a comprehensive jazz instruction book, it can be used by students who have completed the Standard of Excellence Jazz Ensemble Method, or students with intermediate level instrumental skills and at least one year of jazz ensemble experience. Building upon the rhythmic skill introduced in the first book, the ADVANCED series focuses on teaching improvisation. Concepts introduced and reinforced in IMPROVISATIONS STUDIES and ADVANCED IMPROVISATION STUDIES are applied in charts designed to be played by the full jazz ensemble. In addition students and directors will find: Increased emphasis on improvisation; Advanced improvisation studies; Longer charts; Wider instrumental range; More independence of section. Each book comes with an accompaniment CD, continuing the non-theoretical and aurally based approach of the first book. Directors will find the Director's Score to be an invaluable resource of jazz pedagogy. Parts available for flute, clarinet, french horn, and tuba ensure that the study of improvisation is also accessible to students of non-traditional jazz instruments.
Festival Solos Book 2 offers fifteen additional solos written for students in their second year of study. The arrangers have chosen classic literature from master composers, providing young musicians with unparalleled musical experiences. As with Book 1, Festival Solos Book 2 comes with an instrument specific CD for listening and accompaniment purposes. A separate piano accompaniment book provides opportunities for practice or performance with a live accompanist. Perfect for contests, festivals, concerts, and private study!
Piano Accompaniment book sold separately.
SOE First Jazz Performance is modeled after the First Performance series by Bruce Pearson and Barrie Gott. It is a collection of ten grade ½ jazz charts, but with the addition of optional concert band instrumentation. This highly versatile and flexible book will encourage and support students in their first explorations of jazz style and performance, whether in a jazz ensemble or a concert band setting.
- TEN full charts in Rock, Latin, and Swing styles.
- RHYTHM STUDIES help players learn the rhythms used in each piece through clapping.
- UNISON SOLOS introduce young students to jazz soloing without requiring them to improvise.
- IMPROVISATION STARTERS included in the Director Score can be photocopied for students ready to improvise.
- TWO Drum set parts (traditional and simplified)
- TWO Guitar parts (melody and chorus)
- DIRECTOR SCORE includes CD with Rhythm Studies, Unison Solo Studies, and Complete Recordings of all the charts.
- STUDENT BOOKS include access to FREE Downloads of full length recordings of each chart; rhythm and solo study accompaniment grooves; and improvisation starter sheets.
First Performance is a collection of 13 Very Easy/Easy (Grade ½ - Grade 1) pieces for beginning band. The variety of styles including marches, folk songs Latin, rock, blues, transcriptions, and holiday music provide fun and exciting repertoire for beginning bands from the very first concert and throughout the year. Each selection is composed to ensure student success with extensive cross-cueing, limited ranges, and interesting parts for all sections. First Performance provides quality literature ideal for concerts, contests, and all first-year, programming needs!