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Ensemble Development for Advanced Concert Band

Sound Innovations Ensemble Development for Advanced Concert Band

By Peter Boonshaft and Chris Bernotas

Challenge your students with all new exercises, chorales, and more advanced material.

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.

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Exercises are repeated in different keys to prevent students from only learning the concepts by muscle memory. 399 exercises are grouped by key and presented in a variety of intermediate to advanced difficulty levels. The variety and vast quantity of exercises will keep your students engaged and challenged.

Exercises 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

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