Standard of Excellence - Book 2

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Standard of Excellence ENHANCED Comprehensive Band Method Book 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 moreall 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.


Here are just a few of the ENHANCED features available:

    • Interactive Practice Studio (IPS) Software from Pyware, for Windows or Mac, and for desktop or mobile, includes personalized access to Accompaniment Recordings, flash cards, plus a full-function recording studio, tuner, and more!

Features include:

    • Full color drawings and graphics.
    • Three starting systems to help ensure positive results in any beginning situation.
    • FOR ... ONLY exercises that offer idiomatic solutions to the unique challenges of each instrument.
    • EXCELLERATORS (advanced supplemental exercises) to reinforce and enrich performance basics.
    • Music from over 20 countries, with correlated enrichments, to encourage multicultural study.
    • Achievement Lines and GO FOR EXCELLENCE! test lines to ensure objective assessment of students' accomplishments.
    • A built-in reward system that motivates students and encourages musical growth.