Essential Elements for Band - Book 2

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Essential Elements for Band Book 2 offers advancing beginners sound pedagogy and engaging music, all carefully paced to successfully keep young players moving forward on their musical journey. EE features both familiar songs and specially designed exercises, created and arranged for the classroom in a unison-learning environment, as well as instrument-specific exercises to focus each student on the unique characteristics of their own instrument. EE provides both teachers and students with a wealth of materials to develop total musicianship, even at the beginning stages.

Book 2 includes:

  • Book 1 review section
  • Rhythm Raps
  • Daily Warm-ups
  • Theory
  • History
  • Multicultural Music
  • Creativity and Assessment
  • Sight-reading and Improvisation
  • Etudes created specifically for each instrument, demonstrated by a professional soloist
  • Rubank Studies and Solo - designed for each instrument from the very best of student etude and solo literature
  • 12 full band arrangements, including a planned concert

Authors: Tim Lautzenheiser, John Higgins, Charles Menghini, Paul Lavender, Tom C. Rhodes, Don Bierschenk