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Essential Elements

Band - Book 2

Essential Elements for Band Book 2 continues the EE learning system with a review of Book 1. Book 2 further develops performance skills through a variety of exercises and melodies, including a section of individual studies designed for each instrument.

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Each Book Includes My EE Library

Book 1 Review Section

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  • 3 opening pages that cover all Book 1 elements
  • Great refresher to start the 2nd year
  • Also works to quickly add new beginners or instrument switchers into the intermediate band

Essential Elements Features Continued and Expanded

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  • Includes rhythm raps, daily warm-ups, theory, history, multi-cultural music, creativity and assessment
  • Introduces sight-reading and improvisation

Individual Studies for Each Instrument

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  • 2 pages of special etudes that teach specific skills, appropriate for each instrument
  • Demonstrated by a professional soloist on audio tracks
  • Classical style piano accompaniments downloadable
  • Expands and strengthens concepts taught within Book 2

Rubank Studies and a Solo for Each Instrument

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  • From the very best of student etude and solo literature
  • Key, scale and chorale studies for full band
  • Rubank solo with piano accompaniment included in each student book
  • Audio tracks feature a professional soloist and accompaniment

Other Essential Elements Features

  • Combined percussion book (drums and keyboard)
  • Large, clear fingering charts
  • Progress and practice charts
  • Concise, easy to use conductor book

Individual Instrument Books

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Book 2 Now Includes:

Essential Elements Interactive

The Ultimate Online Music Education Resource.
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