Learning was never so much fun! If you're looking for a revolutionary band curriculum that builds solid musicianship while motivating your students to practice throughout the year, then you've found it! This full band curriculum is sound in its pedagogy, written by leading young band composers and educators, including Robert W. Smith and Michael Story. The integration of important songs from the band world, that are both familiar and fun to play, is one of the stellar aspects of this course. Throughout the book, students experience music from a veritable "who's who" list of great band composers. They'll discover the musical contributions of Percy Grainger, Gustav Holst, Aaron Copland, George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, John Williams and John Philip Sousa as well as classical composers. Some of the notable features include: A wonderful variety of melodies that span various styles and periods, including many popular themes students will know: -A 96-track CD in each student book spans exercises throughout the lesson book -Professional accompaniments in diverse styles keep practice fun -A comprehensive score with related activities and supplementary lesson ideas -A DVD that complements the content of the lesson and offers short clips that are perfect for recruitment purposes -Historical notes on some of the most notable composers of band music -A percussion book that exposes students to performing more than 25 different instruments -Develop compositional skills, music reading skills, and learn the correlation between art and music -Includes 9 full band pieces written by Michael Story and Robert W. Smith -A teacher CD that includes wonderful listening opportunities for the students. Your students will love playing along with the CD accompaniment tracks! And, for the director the Teacher's Resource Kit provides a comprehensive score makes lesson planning easy and enjoyable. Related activities, supplementary less
Learn to play banjo and open up a brand new world of musical knowledge with this exciting method from Alfred. Beginners of all ages can start their journey to a lifetime of musical enjoyment. Beginning with the fundamentals, you will learn about the history of the banjo, its components, how to hold and tune it, caring for your very own instrument, and getting acquainted with standard musical notation. You will then move right along to playing different notes, scales, and songs, lesson by lesson, all while continuing to increase your knowledge of reading and understanding standard musical notation. You will learn important banjo techniques such as the hammer-on, pull-off, and more. Upon completion of the book, you will be able to play your favorite songs on the banjo, read music, play over a dozen different strums and perform with a musical group. The book features the following resources for reference during and after your lessons: * Chords in G & C tuning * Fingering charts. Be your own teacher, and let Alfred be your resource every step of the way.
This series encourages composition work with skill-based activities and projects for Key Stage 3 pupils, focusing on integrating composing with performing, listening and appraising. The pupil book contains composition projects, from poetry to stories and pictures, with suggested frameworks.