Ensemble Development for Concert Band

Sound Innovations Ensemble Development for Concert Band

ENSEMBLE DEVELOPMENT

By Peter Boonshaft and Chris Bernotas

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Young Band Intermediate Band Advanced Band

Sound Innovations: Ensemble Development for Young Concert Band Ensemble Development for Young Concert Band

Chorales and Warm-up Exercises for Tone, Technique, and Rhythm

Sound Innovations: Ensemble Development for Young Concert Band is a complete curriculum for beginning band students to help them grow as ensemble musicians. The series complements any band method and supplements any performance music. It contains 167 exercises, including more than 100 chorales by some of today's most renowned young band composers. Various exercises at the grade 1/2, 1, and 1 1/2 levels are grouped by key. Great care has been taken to ensure that this book will allow for differentiation of students at various beginning band levels. The compositions were written by Roland Barrett, Chris Bernotas, Jodie Blackshaw, Matt Conaway, Ralph Ford, Tyler S. Grant, Rob Grice, John O'Reilly, Robert Sheldon, Todd Stalter, Randall Standridge, Michael Story, and Scott Watson. Also available on eBooks for iPads®, ChromebooksTM, PCs, and Macs®!

Features include:

  • Long Tones
  • Passing the Tonic
  • Pitch Matching
  • Scale Builders
  • Interval Builders
  • Expanding Intervals
  • Chord Builders
  • Moving Chord Tones
  • Diatonic Harmony
  • Rhythmic Subdivision
  • 5-Note Scales
  • Scale Canons (5-, 6-, or 8-Note Scales)
  • Scale Chorales (5-, 6-, and 8-Note Scales)
  • Chorales

Sample pages:


Score

Clarinet

Trumpet

Snare

Reproducible Scales: Flute/OboeClarinetBass ClarinetAlto SaxTenor SaxBari SaxTrumpetHorn in FTrombone / Baritone B.C. / Bassoon / String BassBaritone T.C.TubaMallet PercussionSnare & Bass DrumsTimpani & Auxiliary PercussionPiano Accompaniment

Reproducible Fingering Charts: Alto ClarinetBassoonE-flat TubaElectric BassString Bass

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Sound Innovations: Ensemble Development for Intermediate Concert Band Ensemble Development for Intermediate Concert Band

Chorales and Warm-up Exercises for Tone, Technique, and Rhythm

Help your students grow in their understanding and abilities as ensemble musicians with this valuable resource. Ensemble Development for Intermediate Concert Band contains 412 exercises, including nearly 70 chorales by Roland Barrett, Chris Bernotas, Andrew Boysen, Ralph Ford, Rossano Galante, Robert Sheldon, Todd Stalter, Randall Standridge, and Michael Story. It includes an assortment of exercises grouped by key and presented in a variety of intermediate difficulty levels. Where possible, several exercises in the same category are provided to allow variety, while still accomplishing the goals of that specific type of exercise. Great for use after any band method or as a supplement to performance music. Also available on eBooks for iPads®, ChromebooksTM, PCs, and Macs®!

Features include:

  • Tone quality
  • Breathing
  • Long tones
  • Ensemble and section balance
  • Blend
  • Intonation
  • Scales (Major, chromatic, natural, harmonic, and melodic minor)
  • Technical facility
  • Flexibility
  • Arpeggios
  • Intervals
  • Harmonic progressions
  • Rhythm
  • Rhythmic subdivision
  • Meter
  • Phrasing
  • Articulation
  • Dynamics
  • Expression and style
  • Etudes
  • Integrated percussion
  • Reinforcement of rudiments
  • Harmonized scale chorales
  • Chorales

Sample pages:


Score

Clarinet 1

Trumpet 1

Percussion 1

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Sound Innovations: Ensemble Development for Advanced Concert Band Ensemble Development for Advanced Concert Band

Chorales and Warm-up Exercises for Tone, Technique, and Rhythm

Whether your students are progressing through exercises to better their technical facility, or challenging their musicianship with beautiful chorales, Ensemble Development for Advanced Concert Band book can be used after any band method or as a supplement to performance music. Following a similar format to the Intermediate level, the Advanced level has 399 exercises and over 70 chorales. Its flexibility makes it perfect for large ensemble rehearsals, lessons, and studio use. Chorales are composed by Roland Barrett, Chris Bernotas, Andrew Boysen, Ralph Ford, Rossano Galante, David Gillingham, Stephen Melillo, Robert Sheldon, Todd Stalter, Jack Stamp, Randall Standridge, and Michael Story. Also available on eBooks for iPads®, ChromebooksTM, PCs, and Macs®!

Features include:

  • Tone quality
  • Breathing
  • Long tones
  • Ensemble and section balance
  • Blend
  • Intonation
  • Scales (Major, chromatic, natural, harmonic, and melodic minor)
  • Technical facility
  • Flexibility
  • Arpeggios
  • Intervals
  • Harmonic progressions
  • Rhythm
  • Rhythmic subdivision
  • Meter changes
  • Phrasing
  • Articulation
  • Dynamics
  • Expression and style
  • Harmonized scales
  • Fully integrated percussion
  • Chorales

Sample pages:


Score

Clarinet 1

Trumpet 1

Percussion 1

Click here to view sample pages in our interactive brochure.

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