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Accent on Achievement Book 1 Overview

Accent on Achievement Book 1 Overview

You students will be able to easily establish a visual link between new concepts and their applications with the color-coding system. The technical exercises address specific issues for each instrument. The exercises encourage orchestrating, improvising, and composing. Ensure that your students will remember what they learn as they progress quickly using the comprehensive review cycle. Featuring the most complete collection of classics and world music in any band method, your students will have a wealth of practice materials with the included full-band arrangements, chorales, duets, and the correlated performance music series.

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Unique Features

  • 5 full-band arrangements
  • Solo with piano accompaniment
  • 22 different classical composers
  • 49 folk songs from 19 countries
  • Chorales in the keys of Concert B-flat, F, E-flat, and A-flat
  • 6 creativity exercises (composing and improvisation)
  • 15 duets
  • 2 pages of rhythm clapping exercises
  • 2 pages of exercises for rests
  • Scales & thirds in 4 keys
  • 8 theory exercises
  • 7 technical exercises plus 2 additional pages!
  • Updated Accent on Interactivity Software available for download at alfred.com/AOI
    • Works on newer operating systems
    • Students can record their performances to share with their teachers
    • Includes chromatic tuner for easy and accurate tuning
    • Works with the computer's buit in mic


Composer List

  • Bach: Minuet
  • Beethoven: Ode to Joy from "Symphony No. 9"
  • Billings: Chester
  • Brahms: Theme from "Symphony No. 1"
  • Clarke: Trumpet Voluntary
  • Dvo?ák: Theme from New World Symphony
  • Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance
  • Foster: Camptown Races
  • Gliere: Russian Sailor's Dance
  • Grieg: Morning from Peer Gynt
  • Handel: Hail, the Conquering Hero
  • Haydn: Surprise Symphony
  • Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel Chorale
  • Mozart: March from "Rondo Alla Turca"
  • Offenbach: Finale from "Orpheus" (Can-Can)
  • Rossini: William Tell Overture
  • Sibelius: Finlandia
  • Sousa: Medley: High School Cadets, Manhattan Beach
  • Strauss, J.: Southern Roses
  • Tchaikovsky: March Slav
  • Verdi; Anvil Chorus from Il Trovatore

Folk and World Music by Country

  • African: Kum Ba Yah
  • American: Amazing Grace, Donkey Round, Shoo Fly, Bile Them Cabbage Down, Skip To My Lou, Tom Dooley, On Top of Old Smoky, This Old Man, Polly Wolly Doodle, Bill Grogan's Goat, Aura Lee, Liza Jane, Long Time Ago, When the Saints Go Marching In
  • Australian: Kookaburra, Botany Bay
  • Canadian: Alouette
  • Chinese: Jasmine Flower
  • Czech: Stodola Pumpa
  • English: London Bridge, Shepherd's Hey, Hot Cross Buns
  • French: Frère Jacques, Au Claire de la Lune, On the Bridge at Avignon
  • German: Lightly Row
  • Hawaiian: Aloha Oe
  • Irish: Wearing of the Green, When Love is Kind
  • Israeli: Hatikvah
  • Italian: Carnival of Venice, Bella Bimba
  • Jamaican: Mary Ann
  • Japanese: Sakura
  • Korean: Arirang
  • Mexican: La Bamba, Las Mananitas, Chiapanecas
  • Russian: Song of the Volga Boatmen
  • Scottish: Ye Banks and Braes of Bonnie Doon
  • Traditional: Chopsticks, The Snake Charmer, It's Raining It's Pouring, Reuben and Rachel
  • Christmas: Jingle Bells, Good King Wenceslas, Jolly Old St. Nicholas, We Wish You a Merry Christmas
  • Hanukkah: Dreydl Song

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