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EE2000 Hal Leonard Classical Hal Leonard Online - EE2000 Essential Elements 2000 for Band, Book 2 Free Accompaniments Downloads These accompaniments are provided for use with Essential Elements 2000 for Band, Book 2. They are intended for private use only and may not be used for any other purpose. Each example is played twice - once with a melody (or percussion part) cue, followed by the accompaniment only. These downloadable files are in MP3 format and may be used with any PC or Mac computer or player that plays MP3 files. These accompaniments are also available on audio CDs from your music dealer. Play-Along CD Set Discs 2, 3 & 4 For Brass & Woodwinds Exercises 56 - end 00862606 Complete MP3 Recordings: Play-Along Accompaniments For Brass & Woodwinds Exercises 56 - end Individual files Compressed files for download as groups Play-Along CD Set Discs 2, 3 & 4 For Percussion Exercises 56 - end 00862609 Complete MP3 Recordings: Play-Along Accompaniments For Percussion Exercises 56 - end Individual files Compressed files for download as groups ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS 2000 FOR BAND, BOOK 2 FREE ACCOMPANIMENTS DOWNLOADS These accompaniments are provided for use with Essential Elements 2000 for Band, Book 2. They are intended for private use only and may not be used for any other purpose. Each example is played twice - once with a melody (or percussion part) cue, followed by the accompaniment only. These downloadable files are in MP3 format and may be used with any PC or Mac computer or player that plays MP3 files. These accompaniments are also available on audio CDs from your music dealer. Play-Along CD Set Discs 2, 3 & 4 For Brass & Woodwinds Exercises 56 - end 00862606 Complete MP3 Recordings: Play-Along Accompaniments For Brass & Woodwinds Exercises 56 - end Individual files Compressed files for download as groups Play-Along CD Set Discs 2, 3 & 4 For Percussion Exercises 56 - end 00862609 Complete MP3 Recordings: Play-Along Accompaniments For Percussion Exercises 56 - end Individual files Compressed files for download as groups
EE2000 Hal Leonard Classical Essential Elements 2000 for Band, Book 1 Free Accompaniments Downloads These accompaniments are provided for use with Essential Elements 2000 for Band, Book 1. They are intended for private use only and may not be used for any other purpose. Each example is played twice - once with a melody (or percussion part) cue, followed by the accompaniment only. These downloadable files are in MP3 format and may be used with any PC or Mac computer or player that plays MP3 files. These accompaniments are also available on audio CDs from your music dealer. Play-Along CD Set Discs 2, 3 & 4 For Brass & Woodwinds Exercises 59 - end 00862585 Complete MP3 Recordings: Play-Along Accompaniments For Brass & Woodwinds Exercises 59 - end Individual files Compressed files for download as groups Play-Along CD Set Discs 2, 3 & 4 For Percussion Exercises 59 - end 00862608 Complete MP3 Recordings: Play-Along Accompaniments For Percussion Exercises 59 - end Individual files Compressed files for download as groups ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS 2000 FOR BAND, BOOK 1 FREE ACCOMPANIMENTS DOWNLOADS These accompaniments are provided for use with Essential Elements 2000 for Band, Book 1. They are intended for private use only and may not be used for any other purpose. Each example is played twice - once with a melody (or percussion part) cue, followed by the accompaniment only. These downloadable files are in MP3 format and may be used with any PC or Mac computer or player that plays MP3 files. Some accompaniments are available on audio CDs from your music dealer. Play-Along CD Set Discs 2, 3 & 4 For Brass & Woodwinds Exercises 59 - end 00862585 Complete MP3 Recordings: Play-Along Accompaniments For Brass & Woodwinds Exercises 59 - end Individual files Compressed files for download as groups Complete MP3 Recordings: Play-Along Accompaniments For Percussion Exercises 59 - end Individual files Compressed files for download as groups Hal Leonard Online - EE2000
Hal Leonard Helps Music Teachers Navigate the Distance Learning Landscape March 18, 2020-MILWAUKEE-All teachers who have been thrown into the unchartered territory of trying to teach young students from home have challenges, but music teachers may have even more challenges than most. A choir depends on multiple voices. A band requires lots of players, all with instruments that may or may not be home with the students. General music education usually involves lots of interaction within a classroom. So what's a teacher or band director to do when suddenly they have to provide instruction or guidance to their students from afar? "We understand that school closures have forced teachers worldwide to create online learning environments. While this in uncharted territory for many, luckily music technology and online learning has been a focus of Hal Leonard for years and we are doing everything we can to support educators in this time," said John Mlynczak, a member of the Hal Leonard online music education leadership team. "We are offering extended trials and enhanced support for composing and recording music with Noteflight Learn, learning to play an instrument with Essential Elements Interactive, and learning songs in general music with Essential Elements Music Class." Hal Leonard has multiple online resources that educators have already been using. During these extenuating circumstances, most of the sites have added extra tools or limited free accessibility to get through the next few weeks: Noteflight Learn Ideal for K-12 or college, Noteflight Learn allows students and teachers to create, share, and record music online for any device. Noteflight is extending this service for free through June 30th. https://notes.noteflight.com/distance-learning-support/ Essential Elements Interactive Ideal for teaching today's band and string students both in the classroom and at home, EEi is an easy set of technology tools for online learning, teaching, assessment, and communication. EEi is already free with the purchase of an Essential Elements Method Book and is now offering enhanced support for existing teachers and students signing up for accounts for distance learning. https://www.eeiblog.com/eeidistancelearning Essential Elements Music Class Ideal for K-5, Essential Elements Music Class allows teachers to access hundreds of songs with activities and lessons. Songs can easily be shared with students to use at home with no login required). EE Music Class is offering an extended 30-day trial period for distance learning. https://www.eemusicclass.com/ In addition, Hal Leonard has posted a page of additional resources and FAQs that teachers can use during this time at halleonard.com/distancelearning. For more information, or to request an interview with John Mlynczak, please email publicity@halleonard.com.
Instrumental Series Guide Hal Leonard Classical Instrumental Series Guide GRADING SCALE 1 = Very Easy - 1 year playing experience 2 = Easy - 2 years of playing experience 3 = Medium - 3-4 years playing experience 4 = Medium Advanced 5 = Advanced P = Professional CONCERT BAND SERIES Amstel Music 4-5 Bandquest 3 Band Music Press 1-4 Basic Band I 1.5 Basic Band II 2 Beginning Pops 1 Concert Band Series 3 Canadian Brass Concert Band 3-4 Composers' Editions 4-5 Composers Series 4-5 Chappell Concert Band 3-5 Discovery Series 1.5 Discovery Plus 2 Essential Elements - Explorer Beginning Level Essential Elements - Performer 1 Essential Elements - Artist 1.5 Essential Elements - Expert 2 Essential Elements - Master 2 Eric Whitacre Concert Band 4-5 First Concepts 1 G. Schirmer Concert Band 3-5 Mannheim Steamroller 3-4 E.B. Marks Concert Band 3-5 MusicWorks 1-5 Pops for Ensembles 2-3 Symphonic Band/Concert Band 4 JAZZ ENSEMBLE Beginning Jazz Ensemble 2 Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra 4-5 Charles Mingus Big Band 5 Discovery Jazz 1-2 Essential Element Series 1-2 Easy Jazz Combo 2-3 Easy Jazz Ensemble 2 Jazz Classics for the Young Ensemble 3 Jazz Ensemble Library 4 Jazz Combo Paks 3 Jazz Honors Edition 4-5 Professional Editions 5 Nestico Sound 4 Second Floor Music 4-5 Vocal Solo/Jazz Ensemble 3-4 Woody Herman Series 4-5 Young Jazz Ensemble 3 MARCHING BAND Contemporary Marching Band Series 3-4 Easy Contemporary Marching Band 2-3 Easy Limited Edition 3-4 Easy Marching Band 2-3 Esprit 3 Hal Leonard Marching Band 3-4 Limited Edition 4-5 Performance Series 3-4 Series One 2 Soundpower Series 3-4 ORCHESTRA Discovery 2 Essential Elements - Explorer Beginning Level Essential Elements - Performer 1 Essential Elements - Artist 1.5 Essential Elements - Expert 1.5 Essential Elements - Master 2 Easy String Orchestra 2 Full Orchestra 3-4 John Williams Signature Editions P Medalist Full Orchestra 3 Medalist String Orchestra 3 Music for String Orchestra 3 Orchestra Options 3 Pops Specials for Strings 3 Pops for String Quartets 4 Praise and Worship Series 3-4 Symphony Pops P INSTRUMENTAL SERIES GUIDE GRADING SCALE 1 = Very Easy - 1 year playing experience 2 = Easy - 2 years of playing experience 3 = Medium - 3-4 years playing experience 4 = Medium Advanced 5 = Advanced P = Professional CONCERT BAND SERIES Amstel Music 4-5 Bandquest 3 Band Music Press 1-4 Basic Band I 1.5 Basic Band II 2 Beginning Pops 1 Concert Band Series 3 Canadian Brass Concert Band 3-4 Composers' Editions 4-5 Composers Series 4-5 Chappell Concert Band 3-5 Discovery Series 1.5 Discovery Plus 2 Essential Elements - Explorer Beginning Level Essential Elements - Performer 1 Essential Elements - Artist 1.5 Essential Elements - Expert 2 Essential Elements - Master 2 Eric Whitacre Concert Band 4-5 First Concepts 1 G. Schirmer Concert Band 3-5 Mannheim Steamroller 3-4 E.B. Marks Concert Band 3-5 MusicWorks 1-5 Pops for Ensembles 2-3 Symphonic Band/Concert Band 4 JAZZ ENSEMBLE Beginning Jazz Ensemble 2 Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra 4-5 Charles Mingus Big Band 5 Discovery Jazz 1-2 Essential Element Series 1-2 Easy Jazz Combo 2-3 Easy Jazz Ensemble 2 Jazz Classics for the Young Ensemble 3 Jazz Ensemble Library 4 Jazz Combo Paks 3 Jazz Honors Edition 4-5 Professional Editions 5 Nestico Sound 4 Second Floor Music 4-5 Vocal Solo/Jazz Ensemble 3-4 Woody Herman Series 3 Young Jazz Ensemble 3 MARCHING BAND Contemporary Marching Band Series 3-4 Easy Contemporary Marching Band 2-3 Easy Limited Edition 3-4 Easy Marching Band 2-3 Esprit 3 Hal Leonard Marching Band 3-4 Limited Edition 4-5 Performance Series 3-4 Series One 2 Soundpower Series 3-4 ORCHESTRA Discovery 2 Essential Elements - Explorer Beginning Level Essential Elements - Performer 1 Essential Elements - Artist 1.5 Essential Elements - Expert 1.5 Essential Elements - Master 2 Easy String Orchestra 2 Full Orchestra 3-4 John Williams Signature Editions P Medalist Full Orchestra 3 Medalist String Orchestra 3 Music for String Orchestra 3 Orchestra Options 3 Pops Specials for Strings 3 Pops for String Quartets 4 Praise and Worship Series 3-4 Symphony Pops P Band Series Guide
EE2000 Hal Leonard Classical Hal Leonard Online - EE2000 Essential Elements 2000 FOR BAND, BOOK 2 Play-Along Accompaniments For Percussion Exercises 56 - end (Individual MP3 files) To download, "right-click" (Windows) or "control-click" (Mac) on the desired track and choose to save/download the "linked file" in the pop-up menu. 056. Warm-up Chorale 057. The Thunderer - Band Arrangement 058. Hill and Gully Rider - Band Arrangement 059. Shenandoah - Band Arrangement 060. Las Mananitas - Band Arrangement 061. Rondeau - Band Arrangement 062. Rock.com - Encore Band Arrangement 063. Rhythm Rap 064. Sixteenth Variatons 065. Sea Chantey 066. American Fanfare 067. Scale Study 068. Bill Bailey 069. Rhythm Rap 070. Rhythm Etude 071. Battle Stations 072. English Dance 073. Big Rock Candy Mountain 074. Essential Elements Quiz 075. Simple Song - Duet 076. Line Dance 077. Technique Trax 078. The Galway Piper 079. Manhattan Beach March 080. Sightreading Challenge 081. Rhythm Rap 082. Marching Along 083. Fanfare for Band - Trio 084. O Tannenbaum 085. S'Vivon 086. Good King Wenceslas 087. Tone Builder 088. Flexibility Study 089. Technique Trax 090. Chorale 091. Toreador Song (from Carmen) 092. La Cumparisita 093. The Yellow Rose of Texas 094. Scale Study 095. Advance Australia Fair 096. Essential Creativity 097. American Patrol 098. Aria (from Marriage of Figaro) 099. The Stars and Stripes Forever 100. Sightreading Challenge 101. Rhythm Rap 102. Lazy Day 103. Row Your Boat 104. Jolly Good Fellow 105. Chanson 106. EE Quiz: When Johnny Comes Marching Home 107. Chromatic Scale 108. Technique Trax 109. Habanera (from Carmen) 110. Chromatic Crescendo 111. Turkish March (from The Ruins of Athens) 112. The Overlander 113. Staccato Study 114. Yankee Doodle Dandy 115. Sightreading Challenge 116. Rhythm Rap 117. Three To Get Ready 118. Triplet Study 119. March (from The Nutcracker) - Duet 120. EE Quiz - Theme from Faust 121. Scale Study 122. Over the River and Through the Woods 123. Rhythm Rap 124. On the Move 125. Higher Ground 126. EE Quiz 127. The Marine's Hymn 128. D.S. March 129. Can-Can 130. Tarantella 131. Emperor Waltz 132. English Dance - Duet 133. EE Quiz - British Grenadiers 134. Nassau Bound 135. Unfinished Symphony Theme 136. Rhythm Study 137. Country Gardens 138. Joshua 139. Listen to the Mockingbird 140. Anchors Aweigh 141. Greensleeves 142. The Long Climb 143. The Blue Bells of Scotland 144. Natural Minor Scale 145. Finale from "New World Symphony" 146. Harmonic Minor Scale 147. Hungarian Dance No. 5 148. Pomp and Circumstance 149. Simple Gifts - Band Arrangement 150. Semper Fidelis - Band Arrangement 151. Danny Boy - Band Arrangement 152. Take Me Out To The Ball Game - Band Arrangement 153. Serengeti (African Rhapsody) - Band Arrangement 154. Rubank Studies - Chorale 155. Rubank Studies - Chorale 156. Rubank Studies - Chorale 157. Rubank Studies - Chorale 158. Rubank Studies - Chorale 159. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert Bb 160. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert Bb 161. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert Bb 162. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert Bb 163. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert Eb 164. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert Eb 165. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert Eb 166. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert Eb 167. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert F 168. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert F 169. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert F 170. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert F 171. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert Ab 172. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert Ab 173. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert Ab 174. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert Ab 175. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert C 176. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert C 177. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert C 178. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert C 179. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert G Minor 180. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert G Minor 181. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert C Minor 182. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert C Minor 183. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert D Minor 184. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert D Minor 185. Rubank Studies - Chromatic Scales 186. Rubank Studies - Chromatic Scales 187. Rhythm Studies - mm 1-12 in 4/4, Fast tempo 188. Rhythm Studies - mm 1-12 in 4/4, Slow tempo 189. Rhythm Studies - mm 13-40 in 4/4, Fast tempo 190. Rhythm Studies - mm 13-40 in 4/4, Slow tempo 191. Rhythm Studies - mm 41-52 in 3/4, Fast tempo 192. Rhythm Studies - mm 41-52 in 3/4, Slow tempo 193. Rhythm Studies - mm 53-64 in 2/4, Fast tempo 194. Rhythm Studies - mm 53-64 in 2/4, Slow tempo 195. Rhythm Studies - mm 65-72 in Cut-time, Fast tempo 196. Rhythm Studies - mm 65-72 in Cut-time, Slow tempo 197. Rhythm Studies - mm 73-80 in 6/8, Fast tempo 198. Rhythm Studies - mm 73-80 in 6/8, Slow tempo ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS 2000 FOR BAND, BOOK 2 PLAY-ALONG ACCOMPANIMENTS FOR PERCUSSION EXERCISES 56 - END (INDIVIDUAL MP3 FILES) To download, "right-click" (Windows) or "control-click" (Mac) on the desired group and choose to save/download the "linked file" in the pop-up menu. 056. Warm-up Chorale 057. The Thunderer - Band Arrangement 058. Hill and Gully Rider - Band Arrangement 059. Shenandoah - Band Arrangement 060. Las Mananitas - Band Arrangement 061. Rondeau - Band Arrangement 062. Rock.com - Encore Band Arrangement 063. Rhythm Rap 064. Sixteenth Variatons 065. Sea Chantey 066. American Fanfare 067. Scale Study 068. Bill Bailey 069. Rhythm Rap 070. Rhythm Etude 071. Battle Stations 072. English Dance 073. Big Rock Candy Mountain 074. Essential Elements Quiz 075. Simple Song - Duet 076. Line Dance 077. Technique Trax 078. The Galway Piper 079. Manhattan Beach March 080. Sightreading Challenge 081. Rhythm Rap 082. Marching Along 083. Fanfare for Band - Trio 084. O Tannenbaum 085. S'Vivon 086. Good King Wenceslas 087. Tone Builder 088. Flexibility Study 089. Technique Trax 090. Chorale 091. Toreador Song (from Carmen) 092. La Cumparisita 093. The Yellow Rose of Texas 094. Scale Study 095. Advance Australia Fair 096. Essential Creativity 097. American Patrol 098. Aria (from Marriage of Figaro) 099. The Stars and Stripes Forever 100. Sightreading Challenge 101. Rhythm Rap 102. Lazy Day 103. Row Your Boat 104. Jolly Good Fellow 105. Chanson 106. EE Quiz: When Johnny Comes Marching Home 107. Chromatic Scale 108. Technique Trax 109. Habanera (from Carmen) 110. Chromatic Crescendo 111. Turkish March (from The Ruins of Athens) 112. The Overlander 113. Staccato Study 114. Yankee Doodle Dandy 115. Sightreading Challenge 116. Rhythm Rap 117. Three To Get Ready 118. Triplet Study 119. March (from The Nutcracker) - Duet 120. EE Quiz - Theme from Faust 121. Scale Study 122. Over the River and Through the Woods 123. Rhythm Rap 124. On the Move 125. Higher Ground 126. EE Quiz 127. The Marine's Hymn 128. D.S. March 129. Can-Can 130. Tarantella 131. Emperor Waltz 132. English Dance - Duet 133. EE Quiz - British Grenadiers 134. Nassau Bound 135. Unfinished Symphony Theme 136. Rhythm Study 137. Country Gardens 138. Joshua 139. Listen to the Mockingbird 140. Anchors Aweigh 141. Greensleeves 142. The Long Climb 143. The Blue Bells of Scotland 144. Natural Minor Scale 145. Finale from "New World Symphony" 146. Harmonic Minor Scale 147. Hungarian Dance No. 5 148. Pomp and Circumstance 149. Simple Gifts - Band Arrangement 150. Semper Fidelis - Band Arrangement 151. Danny Boy - Band Arrangement 152. Take Me Out To The Ball Game - Band Arrangement 153. Serengeti (African Rhapsody) - Band Arrangement 154. Rubank Studies - Chorale 155. Rubank Studies - Chorale 156. Rubank Studies - Chorale 157. Rubank Studies - Chorale 158. Rubank Studies - Chorale 159. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert Bb 160. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert Bb 161. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert Bb 162. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert Bb 163. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert Eb 164. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert Eb 165. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert Eb 166. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert Eb 167. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert F 168. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert F 169. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert F 170. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert F 171. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert Ab 172. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert Ab 173. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert Ab 174. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert Ab 175. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert C 176. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert C 177. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert C 178. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert C 179. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert G Minor 180. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert G Minor 181. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert C Minor 182. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert C Minor 183. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert D Minor 184. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert D Minor 185. Rubank Studies - Chromatic Scales 186. Rubank Studies - Chromatic Scales 187. Rhythm Studies - mm 1-12 in 4/4, Fast tempo 188. Rhythm Studies - mm 1-12 in 4/4, Slow tempo 189. Rhythm Studies - mm 13-40 in 4/4, Fast tempo 190. Rhythm Studies - mm 13-40 in 4/4, Slow tempo 191. Rhythm Studies - mm 41-52 in 3/4, Fast tempo 192. Rhythm Studies - mm 41-52 in 3/4, Slow tempo 193. Rhythm Studies - mm 53-64 in 2/4, Fast tempo 194. Rhythm Studies - mm 53-64 in 2/4, Slow tempo 195. Rhythm Studies - mm 65-72 in Cut-time, Fast tempo 196. Rhythm Studies - mm 65-72 in Cut-time, Slow tempo 197. Rhythm Studies - mm 73-80 in 6/8, Fast tempo 198. Rhythm Studies - mm 73-80 in 6/8, Slow tempo
EE2000 Hal Leonard Classical Hal Leonard Online - EE2000 Essential Elements 2000 FOR BAND, BOOK 2 Play-Along Accompaniments For Brass & Woodwinds Exercises 56 - end (Individual MP3 files) To download, "right-click" (Windows) or "control-click" (Mac) on the desired track and choose to save/download the "linked file" in the pop-up menu. 056. Warm-up Chorale 057. The Thunderer - Band Arrangement 058. Hill and Gully Rider - Band Arrangement 059. Shenandoah - Band Arrangement 060. Las Mananitas - Band Arrangement 061. Rondeau - Band Arrangement 062. Rock.com - Encore Band Arrangement 063. Rhythm Rap 064. Sixteenth Variatons 065. Sea Chantey 066. American Fanfare 067. Scale Study 068. Bill Bailey 069. Rhythm Rap 070. Rhythm Etude 071. Battle Stations 072. English Dance 073. Big Rock Candy Mountain 074. Essential Elements Quiz 075. Simple Song - Duet 076. Line Dance 077. Technique Trax 078. The Galway Piper 079. Manhattan Beach March 080. Sightreading Challenge 081. Rhythm Rap 082. Marching Along 083. Fanfare for Band - Trio 084. O Tannenbaum 085. S'Vivon 086. Good King Wenceslas 087. Tone Builder 088. Flexibility Study 089. Technique Trax 090. Chorale 091. Toreador Song (from Carmen) 092. La Cumparisita 093. The Yellow Rose of Texas 094. Scale Study 095. Advance Australia Fair 096. Essential Creativity 097. American Patrol 098. Aria (from Marriage of Figaro) 099. The Stars and Stripes Forever 100. Sightreading Challenge 101. Rhythm Rap 102. Lazy Day 103. Row Your Boat 104. Jolly Good Fellow 105. Chanson 106. EE Quiz: When Johnny Comes Marching Home 107. Chromatic Scale 108. Technique Trax 109. Habanera (from Carmen) 110. Chromatic Crescendo 111. Turkish March (from The Ruins of Athens) 112. The Overlander 113. Staccato Study 114. Yankee Doodle Dandy 115. Sightreading Challenge 116. Rhythm Rap 117. Three To Get Ready 118. Triplet Study 119. March (from The Nutcracker) - Duet 120. EE Quiz - Theme from Faust 121. Scale Study 122. Over the River and Through the Woods 123. Rhythm Rap 124. On the Move 125. Higher Ground 126. EE Quiz 127. The Marine's Hymn 128. D.S. March 129. Can-Can 130. Tarantella 131. Emperor Waltz 132. English Dance - Duet 133. EE Quiz - British Grenadiers 134. Nassau Bound 135. Unfinished Symphony Theme 136. Rhythm Study 137. Country Gardens 138. Joshua 139. Listen to the Mockingbird 140. Anchors Aweigh 141. Greensleeves 142. The Long Climb 143. The Blue Bells of Scotland 144. Natural Minor Scale 145. Finale from "New World Symphony" 146. Harmonic Minor Scale 147. Hungarian Dance No. 5 148. Pomp and Circumstance 149. Simple Gifts - Band Arrangement 150. Semper Fidelis - Band Arrangement 151. Danny Boy - Band Arrangement 152. Take Me Out To The Ball Game - Band Arrangement 153. Serengeti (African Rhapsody) - Band Arrangement 154. Rubank Studies - Chorale 155. Rubank Studies - Chorale 156. Rubank Studies - Chorale 157. Rubank Studies - Chorale 158. Rubank Studies - Chorale 159. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert Bb 160. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert Bb 161. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert Bb 162. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert Bb 163. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert Eb 164. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert Eb 165. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert Eb 166. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert Eb 167. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert F 168. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert F 169. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert F 170. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert F 171. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert Ab 172. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert Ab 173. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert Ab 174. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert Ab 175. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert C 176. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert C 177. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert C 178. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert C 179. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert G Minor 180. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert G Minor 181. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert C Minor 182. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert C Minor 183. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert D Minor 184. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert D Minor 185. Rubank Studies - Chromatic Scales 186. Rubank Studies - Chromatic Scales 187. Rhythm Studies - mm 1-12 in 4/4, Slow tempo 188. Rhythm Studies - mm 1-12 in 4/4, Fast tempo 189. Rhythm Studies - mm 13-40 in 4/4, Slow tempo 190. Rhythm Studies - mm 13-40 in 4/4, Fast tempo 191. Rhythm Studies - mm 41-52 in 3/4, Slow tempo 192. Rhythm Studies - mm 41-52 in 3/4, Fast tempo 193. Rhythm Studies - mm 53-64 in 2/4, Slow tempo 194. Rhythm Studies - mm 53-64 in 2/4, Fast tempo 195. Rhythm Studies - mm 65-72 in Cut-time, Slow tempo 196. Rhythm Studies - mm 65-72 in Cut-time, Fast tempo 197. Rhythm Studies - mm 73-80 in 6/8, Slow tempo 198. Rhythm Studies - mm 73-80 in 6/8, Fast tempo ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS 2000 FOR BAND, BOOK 2 PLAY-ALONG ACCOMPANIMENTS FOR BRASS & WOODWINDS EXERCISES 56 - END (INDIVIDUAL MP3 FILES) To download, "right-click" (Windows) or "control-click" (Mac) on the desired group and choose to save/download the "linked file" in the pop-up menu. 056. Warm-up Chorale 057. The Thunderer - Band Arrangement 058. Hill and Gully Rider - Band Arrangement 059. Shenandoah - Band Arrangement 060. Las Mananitas - Band Arrangement 061. Rondeau - Band Arrangement 062. Rock.com - Encore Band Arrangement 063. Rhythm Rap 064. Sixteenth Variatons 065. Sea Chantey 066. American Fanfare 067. Scale Study 068. Bill Bailey 069. Rhythm Rap 070. Rhythm Etude 071. Battle Stations 072. English Dance 073. Big Rock Candy Mountain 074. Essential Elements Quiz 075. Simple Song - Duet 076. Line Dance 077. Technique Trax 078. The Galway Piper 079. Manhattan Beach March 080. Sightreading Challenge 081. Rhythm Rap 082. Marching Along 083. Fanfare for Band - Trio 084. O Tannenbaum 085. S'Vivon 086. Good King Wenceslas 087. Tone Builder 088. Flexibility Study 089. Technique Trax 090. Chorale 091. Toreador Song (from Carmen) 092. La Cumparisita 093. The Yellow Rose of Texas 094. Scale Study 095. Advance Australia Fair 096. Essential Creativity 097. American Patrol 098. Aria (from Marriage of Figaro) 099. The Stars and Stripes Forever 100. Sightreading Challenge 101. Rhythm Rap 102. Lazy Day 103. Row Your Boat 104. Jolly Good Fellow 105. Chanson 106. EE Quiz: When Johnny Comes Marching Home 107. Chromatic Scale 108. Technique Trax 109. Habanera (from Carmen) 110. Chromatic Crescendo 111. Turkish March (from The Ruins of Athens) 112. The Overlander 113. Staccato Study 114. Yankee Doodle Dandy 115. Sightreading Challenge 116. Rhythm Rap 117. Three To Get Ready 118. Triplet Study 119. March (from The Nutcracker) - Duet 120. EE Quiz - Theme from Faust 121. Scale Study 122. Over the River and Through the Woods 123. Rhythm Rap 124. On the Move 125. Higher Ground 126. EE Quiz 127. The Marine's Hymn 128. D.S. March 129. Can-Can 130. Tarantella 131. Emperor Waltz 132. English Dance - Duet 133. EE Quiz - British Grenadiers 134. Nassau Bound 135. Unfinished Symphony Theme 136. Rhythm Study 137. Country Gardens 138. Joshua 139. Listen to the Mockingbird 140. Anchors Aweigh 141. Greensleeves 142. The Long Climb 143. The Blue Bells of Scotland 144. Natural Minor Scale 145. Finale from "New World Symphony" 146. Harmonic Minor Scale 147. Hungarian Dance No. 5 148. Pomp and Circumstance 149. Simple Gifts - Band Arrangement 150. Semper Fidelis - Band Arrangement 151. Danny Boy - Band Arrangement 152. Take Me Out To The Ball Game - Band Arrangement 153. Serengeti (African Rhapsody) - Band Arrangement 154. Rubank Studies - Chorale 155. Rubank Studies - Chorale 156. Rubank Studies - Chorale 157. Rubank Studies - Chorale 158. Rubank Studies - Chorale 159. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert Bb 160. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert Bb 161. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert Bb 162. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert Bb 163. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert Eb 164. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert Eb 165. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert Eb 166. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert Eb 167. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert F 168. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert F 169. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert F 170. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert F 171. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert Ab 172. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert Ab 173. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert Ab 174. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert Ab 175. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert C 176. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert C 177. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert C 178. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert C 179. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert G Minor 180. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert G Minor 181. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert C Minor 182. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert C Minor 183. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert D Minor 184. Rubank Studies - Key of Concert D Minor 185. Rubank Studies - Chromatic Scales 186. Rubank Studies - Chromatic Scales 187. Rhythm Studies - mm 1-12 in 4/4, Slow tempo 188. Rhythm Studies - mm 1-12 in 4/4, Fast tempo 189. Rhythm Studies - mm 13-40 in 4/4, Slow tempo 190. Rhythm Studies - mm 13-40 in 4/4, Fast tempo 191. Rhythm Studies - mm 41-52 in 3/4, Slow tempo 192. Rhythm Studies - mm 41-52 in 3/4, Fast tempo 193. Rhythm Studies - mm 53-64 in 2/4, Slow tempo 194. Rhythm Studies - mm 53-64 in 2/4, Fast tempo 195. Rhythm Studies - mm 65-72 in Cut-time, Slow tempo 196. Rhythm Studies - mm 65-72 in Cut-time, Fast tempo 197. Rhythm Studies - mm 73-80 in 6/8, Slow tempo 198. Rhythm Studies - mm 73-80 in 6/8, Fast tempo
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They started to mimeograph copies and sell them. They realized that to successfully (and legally!) launch a new publishing company, they needed to license songs, so they ventured to New York's Tin Pan Alley in search of copyrights. What they got on their trip was an education in publishing and the rights to "I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now," one of the most popular songs of the day. Eventually, many music publishers in New York were licensing Hal Leonard to do school band arrangements of their songs. Thus began their publishing business and an entirely new industry. The company grew and soon choral arrangements and a wider variety of band arrangements were added to their catalog of publications. In the early 1950s, the home organ industry began to grow rapidly That is when Hal Leonard published The Pointer System for organ, which eventually became the best-selling organ instruction method ever created. 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Today, Hal Leonard is the world's largest educational music publisher, with the #1 methods for learning guitar (the Hal Leonard Guitar Method), piano (the Faber Piano Method), and school music instruments (Essential Elements for Band and Strings), plus publications for learning virtually every instrument imaginable. Hal Leonard is also the leading publisher of songbooks; Real Books and fake books; sheet music; band, orchestra and choral arrangements for schools; music reference publications; children's music products; educational magazines; and more. Many new titles are enhanced with supplemental audio and video files online for download and streaming. The company leads the way in technology, developing eBooks, digital sheet music, apps and more. Hal Leonard operates many popular websites including SheetMusicDirect with thousands of songs arranged for different instruments available for download, and GuitarInstructor.com for online guitar lessons and tab. In 2014, Hal Leonard made a substantial investment in Noteflight, LLC, an innovative music technology company dedicated to reinventing the way people create, share and use digital sheet music. This online community allows users to edit, display, play back and share music notation in a cloud-based web browser, on any device. Noteflight has an active subscriber base of nearly 3 million music enthusiasts and educators. In its catalog of more than 1 million available titles, Hal Leonard represents many of the world's best known and most respected publishers, artists, songwriters, arrangers and musical instrument manufacturers. Its products are sold in more than 65 countries throughout the world through Hal Leonard offices and a large network of distributors. Domestically, the company markets to more than 7,500 music stores in the United States and Canada through a team of 50 in-house sales representatives. 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Hal Leonard Announces Change in CEO Leadership MILWAUKEE--6/26/19--Hal Leonard, the world's largest publisher of music performance and instructional materials, has announced that Keith Mardak is stepping down as its CEO and Larry Morton will become President and CEO. Keith will remain with Hal Leonard as Chairman of the Board and act in a consultant role for the foreseeable future. Mardak got his start in the music industry as an accordion and organ teacher. He worked in music retail and then entered the world of publishing in 1965 when his boss Zeb Billings, who was a creative, entrepreneurial organ salesman, had him write instructional manuals for the biggest organ manufacturers of the day. In 1970, Mardak left Billings and co-founded Learning Unlimited which launched innovative cassette band and guitar courses. He first started working with Hal Leonard in 1970 with the Learning Unlimited joint venture which then revitalized Hal Leonard's hold on the lucrative organ bench pack business. Hal Leonard annual sales at that time were $960K. In just two years, the sales of Learning Unlimited products outsold the rest of the offerings from Hal Leonard. Negotiations with the Hal Leonard ownership ensued, and Mardak and the rest of the Learning Unlimited owners became minority shareholders in the Hal Leonard Publishing/Pointer System companies. Mardak led the company through extensive growth in the 1970s and by the end of the decade, Mardak became Executive Vice President of Hal Leonard. In 1985, Mardak purchased the company --whose annual sales were now at $16 million-- and he has been its CEO ever since. Under Mardak's leadership, the company has become a world-wide leader in educational methods and repertoire. In addition to its own publishing of iconic methods such as the Hal Leonard Guitar Method and Essential Elements Band and Strings Methods; publishing agreements with the biggest names in music, including the Beatles, Disney, Rodgers and Hammerstein, and hundreds more; acquisitions of many print and digital companies including G. Schirmer, Rubank, WIllis Piano, Shawnee Press, Music Sales, Noteflight, and Groove3; and distribution deals with many other publishers and musical gear producers, Hal Leonard sales have grown to over $250 million. In addition, the company has expanded around the world with offices in Australia, England, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, and more. The company now has nearly 800 employees. Morton joined Hal Leonard in 1990 and quickly worked his way up to National Sales Manager then Vice President of Sales. Mardak appointed Morton as President of Hal Leonard in 1999. When Mardak started thinking about his estate planning and how to ensure the long-term strength, stability, and growth of Hal Leonard, he began looking at potential investors to buy the business. In 2016, after years of research and discussions, Hal Leonard announced that private investment firm Seidler Equity Partners had acquired a majority interest in the company. As part of that agreement, Keith stayed on for three years to help with the transition. Mardak stated, "I am proud of the work I've done with Hal Leonard and happy that I've been able to spend the majority of my days working in the music industry. Over the years I've had the honor of working with amazing people with the common goal of sharing the joy of making music. It doesn't get any better than that." The new roles for both Mardak and Morton take effect August 1.
EE2000 Hal Leonard Classical Essential Elements 2000 FOR BAND, BOOK 1 Play-Along Accompaniments For Brass & Woodwinds Exercises 59 - end (Individual MP3 files) To download, "right-click" (Windows) or "control-click" (Mac) on the desired track and choose to save/download the "linked file" in the pop-up menu. 059. Fit To Be Tied 060. Alouette 061. Alouette - The Sequel 062. Camptown Races 063. New Directions 064. The Nobles 065. Essential Elements Quiz 066. Rhythm Rap 067. Three Beat Jam 068. Barcarolle 069. Morning (from Peer Gynt) 070. Accent Your Talent 071. Mexican Clapping Song ("Chiapanecas") 072. Essential Creativity 073. Hot Muffins 074. Cossack Dance 075. Basic Blues 076. High Flying 077. Sakura, Sakura - Band Arrangement 078. Up On A Housetop 079. Jolly Old St. Nick - Duet 080. The Big Airstream 081. Waltz Theme 082. Air Time 083. Down By The Station 084. Essential Elements Quiz 085. Essential Creativity 086. Tone Builder 087. Rhythm Builder 088. Technique Trax 089. Chorale 090. Variations On A Familiar Theme 091. Banana Boat Song 092. Razor's Edge 093. The Music Box 094. Ezekiel Saw The Wheel 095. Smooth Operator 096. Gliding Along 097. Trombone Rag 098. Essential Elements Quiz 099. Take The Lead 100. The Cold Wind 101. Phraseology 102. Satin Latin 103. Minuet - Duet 104. Essential Creativity 105. Naturally 106. March Militaire 107. The Flat Zone 108. On Top Of Old Smokey 109. Bottom Bass Boogie - Duet 110. Rhythm Rap 111. The Dot Always Counts 112. All Through The Night 113. Sea Chanty 114. Scarborough Fair 115. Rhythm Rap 116. The Turnaround 117. Essential Elements Quiz - Auld Lang Syne 118. Theme From "New World Symphony" 119. Grenadilla Gorilla Jump No. 1 120. Jumpin' Up And Down 121. Grenadilla Gorilla Jump No. 2 122. Jumpin' For Joy 123. Grenadilla Gorilla Jump No. 3 124. Jumpin' Jacks 125. Essential Elements Quiz 126. Grenadilla Gorilla Jump No. 4 127. Three Is The Count 128. Grenadilla Gorilla Jump No. 5 129. Technique Trax 130. Crossing Over 131. Kum Bah Yah - Trio 132. Michael Row The Boat Ashore 133. Austrian Waltz 134. Botany Bay 135. Technique Trax 136. Finlandia 137. Essential Creativity 138. Easy Gorilla Jumps 139. Technique Trax 140. More Technique Trax 141. German Folk Song 142. The Saints Go Marchin' Again 143. Lowland Gorilla Walk 144. Smooth Sailing 145. More Gorilla Jumps 146. Full Coverage 147. Concert B-flat Scale 148. In Harmony 149. Scale And Arpeggio 150. Theme From "Surprise Symphony" 151. Essential Elements Quiz - The Streets Of Laredo 152. School Spirit - Band Arrangement 153. Carnival Of Venice - Band Arrangement 154. Range And Flexibility Builder 155. Technique Trax 156. Chorale 157. Hatikvah 158. Rhythm Rap 159. Eighth Note March 160. Minuet 161. Rhythm Rap 162. Eighth Notes Off The Beat 163. Eighth Note Scramble 164. Essential Elements Quiz 165. Dancing Melody 166. El Capitan 167. O Canada 168. Essential Elements Quiz - Meter Mania 169. Snake Charmer 170. Dark Shadows 171. Close Encounters 172. March Slav 173. Notes In Disguise 174. Half-Steppin' 175. Egyptian Dance 176. Silver Moon Boat 177. Theme From Symphony No. 7 - Duet 178. Capriccio Italien 179. American Patrol 180. Wayfaring Stranger 181. Essential Elements Quiz - Scale Counting Conquest 182. America The Beautiful - Band Arrangement 183. La Cucaracha - Band Arrangement 184. Theme From 1812 Overture - Band Arrangement 185. Eine Kleine Nachtmusik - Solo (Concert B-flat version) 185. Eine Kleine Nachtmusik - Solo (Concert E-flat version) 185. Theme From Symphony No. 1 - Solo (Concert B-flat version) 185. Theme From Symphony No. 1 - Solo (Concert E-flat version) 186. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot - Duet 187. La Bamba - Duet Page 40 Rubank - Key of Concert B-flat #1 Page 40 Rubank - Key of Concert B-flat #2 Page 40 Rubank - Key of Concert B-flat #3 Page 40 Rubank - Key of Concert B-flat #4 Page 40 Rubank - Key of Concert E-flat #1 Page 40 Rubank - Key of Concert E-flat #2 Page 40 Rubank - Key of Concert E-flat #3 Page 40 Rubank - Key of Concert E-flat #4 Page 41 Rubank - Key of Concert F #1 Page 41 Rubank - Key of Concert F #2 Page 41 Rubank - Key of Concert F #3 Page 41 Rubank - Key of Concert F #4 Page 41 Rubank - Key of Concert A-flat #1 Page 41 Rubank - Key of Concert A-flat #2 Page 41 Rubank - Key of Concert A-flat #3 Page 41 Rubank - Key of Concert A-flat #4 Pages 42-43 Rhythm Studies in 4/4; Measures 1-56 Slow tempo Pages 42-43 Rhythm Studies in 4/4; Measures 1-56 Fast tempo Pages 42-43 Rhythm Studies in 3/4; Measures 57-64 Slow tempo Pages 42-43 Rhythm Studies in 3/4; Measures 57-64 Fast tempo Pages 42-43 Rhythm Studies in 2/4; Measures 65-72 Slow tempo Pages 42-43 Rhythm Studies in 2/4; Measures 65-72 Fast tempo ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS 2000 FOR BAND, BOOK 1 PLAY-ALONG ACCOMPANIMENTS FOR BRASS & WOODWINDS EXERCISES 59 - END (INDIVIDUAL MP3 FILES) To download, "right-click" (Windows) or "control-click" (Mac) on the desired track and choose to save/download the "linked file" in the pop-up menu. 059. Fit To Be Tied 060. Alouette 061. Alouette - The Sequel 062. Camptown Races 063. New Directions 064. The Nobles 065. Essential Elements Quiz 066. Rhythm Rap 067. Three Beat Jam 068. Barcarolle 069. Morning (from Peer Gynt) 070. Accent Your Talent 071. Mexican Clapping Song ("Chiapanecas") 072. Essential Creativity 073. Hot Muffins 074. Cossack Dance 075. Basic Blues 076. High Flying 077. Sakura, Sakura - Band Arrangement 078. Up On A Housetop 079. Jolly Old St. Nick - Duet 080. The Big Airstream 081. Waltz Theme 082. Air Time 083. Down By The Station 084. Essential Elements Quiz 085. Essential Creativity 086. Tone Builder 087. Rhythm Builder 088. Technique Trax 089. Chorale 090. Variations On A Familiar Theme 091. Banana Boat Song 092. Razor's Edge 093. The Music Box 094. Ezekiel Saw The Wheel 095. Smooth Operator 096. Gliding Along 097. Trombone Rag 098. Essential Elements Quiz 099. Take The Lead 100. The Cold Wind 101. Phraseology 102. Satin Latin 103. Minuet - Duet 104. Essential Creativity 105. Naturally 106. March Militaire 107. The Flat Zone 108. On Top Of Old Smokey 109. Bottom Bass Boogie - Duet 110. Rhythm Rap 111. The Dot Always Counts 112. All Through The Night 113. Sea Chanty 114. Scarborough Fair 115. Rhythm Rap 116. The Turnaround 117. Essential Elements Quiz - Auld Lang Syne 118. Theme From "New World Symphony" 119. Grenadilla Gorilla Jump No. 1 120. Jumpin' Up And Down 121. Grenadilla Gorilla Jump No. 2 122. Jumpin' For Joy 123. Grenadilla Gorilla Jump No. 3 124. Jumpin' Jacks 125. Essential Elements Quiz 126. Grenadilla Gorilla Jump No. 4 127. Three Is The Count 128. Grenadilla Gorilla Jump No. 5 129. Technique Trax 130. Crossing Over 131. Kum Bah Yah - Trio 132. Michael Row The Boat Ashore 133. Austrian Waltz 134. Botany Bay 135. Technique Trax 136. Finlandia 137. Essential Creativity 138. Easy Gorilla Jumps 139. Technique Trax 140. More Technique Trax 141. German Folk Song 142. The Saints Go Marchin' Again 143. Lowland Gorilla Walk 144. Smooth Sailing 145. More Gorilla Jumps 146. Full Coverage 147. Concert B-flat Scale 148. In Harmony 149. Scale And Arpeggio 150. Theme From "Surprise Symphony" 151. Essential Elements Quiz - The Streets Of Laredo 152. School Spirit - Band Arrangement 153. Carnival Of Venice - Band Arrangement 154. Range And Flexibility Builder 155. Technique Trax 156. Chorale 157. Hatikvah 158. Rhythm Rap 159. Eighth Note March 160. Minuet 161. Rhythm Rap 162. Eighth Notes Off The Beat 163. Eighth Note Scramble 164. Essential Elements Quiz 165. Dancing Melody 166. El Capitan 167. O Canada 168. Essential Elements Quiz - Meter Mania 169. Snake Charmer 170. Dark Shadows 171. Close Encounters 172. March Slav 173. Notes In Disguise 174. Half-Steppin' 175. Egyptian Dance 176. Silver Moon Boat 177. Theme From Symphony No. 7 - Duet 178. Capriccio Italien 179. American Patrol 180. Wayfaring Stranger 181. Essential Elements Quiz - Scale Counting Conquest 182. America The Beautiful - Band Arrangement 183. La Cucaracha - Band Arrangement 184. Theme From 1812 Overture - Band Arrangement 185. Eine Kleine Nachtmusik - Solo (Concert B-flat version) 185. Eine Kleine Nachtmusik - Solo (Concert E-flat version) 185. Theme From Symphony No. 1 - Solo (Concert B-flat version) 185. Theme From Symphony No. 1 - Solo (Concert E-flat version) 186. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot - Duet 187. La Bamba - Duet Page 40 Rubank - Key of Concert B-flat #1 Page 40 Rubank - Key of Concert B-flat #2 Page 40 Rubank - Key of Concert B-flat #3 Page 40 Rubank - Key of Concert B-flat #4 Page 40 Rubank - Key of Concert E-flat #1 Page 40 Rubank - Key of Concert E-flat #2 Page 40 Rubank - Key of Concert E-flat #3 Page 40 Rubank - Key of Concert E-flat #4 Page 41 Rubank - Key of Concert F #1 Page 41 Rubank - Key of Concert F #2 Page 41 Rubank - Key of Concert F #3 Page 41 Rubank - Key of Concert F #4 Page 41 Rubank - Key of Concert A-flat #1 Page 41 Rubank - Key of Concert A-flat #2 Page 41 Rubank - Key of Concert A-flat #3 Page 41 Rubank - Key of Concert A-flat #4 Pages 42-43 Rhythm Studies in 4/4; Measures 1-56 Slow tempo Pages 42-43 Rhythm Studies in 4/4; Measures 1-56 Fast tempo Pages 42-43 Rhythm Studies in 3/4; Measures 57-64 Slow tempo Pages 42-43 Rhythm Studies in 3/4; Measures 57-64 Fast tempo Pages 42-43 Rhythm Studies in 2/4; Measures 65-72 Slow tempo Pages 42-43 Rhythm Studies in 2/4; Measures 65-72 Fast tempo Hal Leonard Online - EE2000
EE2000 Hal Leonard Classical Essential Elements 2000 FOR BAND, BOOK 1 Play-Along Accompaniments For Percussion Exercises 59 - end (Individual MP3 files) To download, "right-click" (Windows) or "control-click" (Mac) on the desired track and choose to save/download the "linked file" in the pop-up menu. 059. Fit To Be Tied 060. Alouette 061. Alouette - The Sequel 062. Camptown Races 063. New Directions 064. The Nobles 065. Essential Elements Quiz 066. Rhythm Rap 067. Three Beat Jam 068. Barcarolle 069. Morning (from Peer Gynt) 070. Accent Your Talent 071. Mexican Clapping Song ("Chiapanecas") 072. Essential Creativity 073. Hot Muffins 074. Cossack Dance 075. Basic Blues 076. High Flying 077. Sakura, Sakura - Band Arrangement 078. Up On A Housetop 079. Jolly Old St. Nick - Duet 080. The Big Airstream 081. Waltz Theme 082. Air Time 083. Down By The Station 084. Essential Elements Quiz 085. Essential Creativity 086. Tone Builder 087. Rhythm Builder 088. Technique Trax 089. Chorale 090. Variations On A Familiar Theme 091. Banana Boat Song 092. Razor's Edge 093. The Music Box 094. Ezekiel Saw The Wheel 095. Smooth Operator 096. Gliding Along 097. Trombone Rag 098. Essential Elements Quiz 099. Take The Lead 100. The Cold Wind 101. Phraseology 102. Satin Latin 103. Minuet - Duet 104. Essential Creativity 105. Naturally 106. March Militaire 107. The Flat Zone 108. On Top Of Old Smokey 109. Bottom Bass Boogie - Duet 110. Rhythm Rap 111. The Dot Always Counts 112. All Through The Night 113. Sea Chanty 114. Scarborough Fair 115. Rhythm Rap 116. The Turnaround 117. Essential Elements Quiz - Auld Lang Syne 118. Hungarian Dance No. 5 - Snare Drum Solo 118. Theme From "New World Symphony" 119. Grenadilla Gorilla Jump No. 1 120. Jumpin' Up And Down 121. Grenadilla Gorilla Jump No. 2 122. Jumpin' For Joy 123. Grenadilla Gorilla Jump No. 3 124. Jumpin' Jacks 125. Essential Elements Quiz 126. Grenadilla Gorilla Jump No. 4 127. Three Is The Count 128. Grenadilla Gorilla Jump No. 5 129. Technique Trax 130. Crossing Over 131. Kum Bah Yah - Trio 132. Michael Row The Boat Ashore 133. Austrian Waltz 134. Botany Bay 135. Technique Trax 136. Finlandia 137. Essential Creativity 138. Easy Gorilla Jumps 139. Technique Trax 140. More Technique Trax 141. German Folk Song 142. The Saints Go Marchin' Again 143. Lowland Gorilla Walk 144. Smooth Sailing 145. More Gorilla Jumps 146. Full Coverage 147. Concert B-flat Scale 148. In Harmony 149. Scale And Arpeggio 150. Theme From "Surprise Symphony" 151. Essential Elements Quiz - The Streets Of Laredo 152. School Spirit - Band Arrangement 153. Carnival Of Venice - Band Arrangement 154. Range And Flexibility Builder 155. Technique Trax 156. Chorale 157. Hatikvah 158. Rhythm Rap 159. Eighth Note March 160. Minuet 161. Rhythm Rap 162. Eighth Notes Off The Beat 163. Eighth Note Scramble 164. Essential Elements Quiz 165. Dancing Melody 166. El Capitan 167. O Canada 168. Essential Elements Quiz - Meter Mania 169. Snake Charmer 170. Dark Shadows 171. Close Encounters 172. March Slav 173. Notes In Disguise 174. Half-Steppin' 175. Egyptian Dance 176. Silver Moon Boat 177. Theme From Symphony No. 7 - Duet 178. Capriccio Italien 179. American Patrol 180. Wayfaring Stranger 181. Essential Elements Quiz - Scale Counting Conquest 182. America The Beautiful - Band Arrangement 183. La Cucaracha - Band Arrangement 184. Theme From 1812 Overture - Band Arrangement 185. Can-Can 186. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot - Duet 187. La Bamba - Duet Page 40 Rubank - Key of Concert B-flat #1 Page 40 Rubank - Key of Concert B-flat #2 Page 40 Rubank - Key of Concert B-flat #3 Page 40 Rubank - Key of Concert B-flat #4 Page 40 Rubank - Key of Concert E-flat #1 Page 40 Rubank - Key of Concert E-flat #2 Page 40 Rubank - Key of Concert E-flat #3 Page 40 Rubank - Key of Concert E-flat #4 Page 41 Rubank - Key of Concert F #1 Page 41 Rubank - Key of Concert F #2 Page 41 Rubank - Key of Concert F #3 Page 41 Rubank - Key of Concert F #4 Page 41 Rubank - Key of Concert A-flat #1 Page 41 Rubank - Key of Concert A-flat #2 Page 41 Rubank - Key of Concert A-flat #3 Page 41 Rubank - Key of Concert A-flat #4 Pages 42-43 Rhythm Studies in 4/4; Measures 1-56 Slow tempo Pages 42-43 Rhythm Studies in 4/4; Measures 1-56 Fast tempo Pages 42-43 Rhythm Studies in 3/4; Measures 57-64 Slow tempo Pages 42-43 Rhythm Studies in 3/4; Measures 57-64 Fast tempo Pages 42-43 Rhythm Studies in 2/4; Measures 65-72 Slow tempo Pages 42-43 Rhythm Studies in 2/4; Measures 65-72 Fast tempo ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS 2000 FOR BAND, BOOK 1 PLAY-ALONG ACCOMPANIMENTS FOR PERCUSSION EXERCISES 59 - END (INDIVIDUAL MP3 FILES) To download, "right-click" (Windows) or "control-click" (Mac) on the desired group and choose to save/download the "linked file" in the pop-up menu. 059. Fit To Be Tied 060. Alouette 061. Alouette - The Sequel 062. Camptown Races 063. New Directions 064. The Nobles 065. Essential Elements Quiz 066. Rhythm Rap 067. Three Beat Jam 068. Barcarolle 069. Morning (from Peer Gynt) 070. Accent Your Talent 071. Mexican Clapping Song ("Chiapanecas") 072. Essential Creativity 073. Hot Muffins 074. Cossack Dance 075. Basic Blues 076. High Flying 077. Sakura, Sakura - Band Arrangement 078. Up On A Housetop 079. Jolly Old St. Nick - Duet 080. The Big Airstream 081. Waltz Theme 082. Air Time 083. Down By The Station 084. Essential Elements Quiz 085. Essential Creativity 086. Tone Builder 087. Rhythm Builder 088. Technique Trax 089. Chorale 090. Variations On A Familiar Theme 091. Banana Boat Song 092. Razor's Edge 093. The Music Box 094. Ezekiel Saw The Wheel 095. Smooth Operator 096. Gliding Along 097. Trombone Rag 098. Essential Elements Quiz 099. Take The Lead 100. The Cold Wind 101. Phraseology 102. Satin Latin 103. Minuet - Duet 104. Essential Creativity 105. Naturally 106. March Militaire 107. The Flat Zone 108. On Top Of Old Smokey 109. Bottom Bass Boogie - Duet 110. Rhythm Rap 111. The Dot Always Counts 112. All Through The Night 113. Sea Chanty 114. Scarborough Fair 115. Rhythm Rap 116. The Turnaround 117. Essential Elements Quiz - Auld Lang Syne 118. Hungarian Dance No. 5 - Snare Drum Solo 118. Theme From "New World Symphony" 119. Grenadilla Gorilla Jump No. 1 120. Jumpin' Up And Down 121. Grenadilla Gorilla Jump No. 2 122. Jumpin' For Joy 123. Grenadilla Gorilla Jump No. 3 124. Jumpin' Jacks 125. Essential Elements Quiz 126. Grenadilla Gorilla Jump No. 4 127. Three Is The Count 128. Grenadilla Gorilla Jump No. 5 129. Technique Trax 130. Crossing Over 131. Kum Bah Yah - Trio 132. Michael Row The Boat Ashore 133. Austrian Waltz 134. Botany Bay 135. Technique Trax 136. Finlandia 137. Essential Creativity 138. Easy Gorilla Jumps 139. Technique Trax 140. More Technique Trax 141. German Folk Song 142. The Saints Go Marchin' Again 143. Lowland Gorilla Walk 144. Smooth Sailing 145. More Gorilla Jumps 146. Full Coverage 147. Concert B-flat Scale 148. In Harmony 149. Scale And Arpeggio 150. Theme From "Surprise Symphony" 151. Essential Elements Quiz - The Streets Of Laredo 152. School Spirit - Band Arrangement 153. Carnival Of Venice - Band Arrangement 154. Range And Flexibility Builder 155. Technique Trax 156. Chorale 157. Hatikvah 158. Rhythm Rap 159. Eighth Note March 160. Minuet 161. Rhythm Rap 162. Eighth Notes Off The Beat 163. Eighth Note Scramble 164. Essential Elements Quiz 165. Dancing Melody 166. El Capitan 167. O Canada 168. Essential Elements Quiz - Meter Mania 169. Snake Charmer 170. Dark Shadows 171. Close Encounters 172. March Slav 173. Notes In Disguise 174. Half-Steppin' 175. Egyptian Dance 176. Silver Moon Boat 177. Theme From Symphony No. 7 - Duet 178. Capriccio Italien 179. American Patrol 180. Wayfaring Stranger 181. Essential Elements Quiz - Scale Counting Conquest 182. America The Beautiful - Band Arrangement 183. La Cucaracha - Band Arrangement 184. Theme From 1812 Overture - Band Arrangement 185. Can-Can 186. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot - Duet 187. La Bamba - Duet Page 40 Rubank - Key of Concert B-flat #1 Page 40 Rubank - Key of Concert B-flat #2 Page 40 Rubank - Key of Concert B-flat #3 Page 40 Rubank - Key of Concert B-flat #4 Page 40 Rubank - Key of Concert E-flat #1 Page 40 Rubank - Key of Concert E-flat #2 Page 40 Rubank - Key of Concert E-flat #3 Page 40 Rubank - Key of Concert E-flat #4 Page 41 Rubank - Key of Concert F #1 Page 41 Rubank - Key of Concert F #2 Page 41 Rubank - Key of Concert F #3 Page 41 Rubank - Key of Concert F #4 Page 41 Rubank - Key of Concert A-flat #1 Page 41 Rubank - Key of Concert A-flat #2 Page 41 Rubank - Key of Concert A-flat #3 Page 41 Rubank - Key of Concert A-flat #4 Pages 42-43 Rhythm Studies in 4/4; Measures 1-56 Slow tempo Pages 42-43 Rhythm Studies in 4/4; Measures 1-56 Fast tempo Pages 42-43 Rhythm Studies in 3/4; Measures 57-64 Slow tempo Pages 42-43 Rhythm Studies in 3/4; Measures 57-64 Fast tempo Pages 42-43 Rhythm Studies in 2/4; Measures 65-72 Slow tempo Pages 42-43 Rhythm Studies in 2/4; Measures 65-72 Fast tempo Hal Leonard Online - EE2000
Paul Lavender Paul Lavender As Vice President of Instrumental Publications for Hal Leonard Corporation, Paul Lavender directs the product development and marketing of Hal Leonard’s extensive catalog of performance publications for orchestra, concert band, marching band, and jazz ensemble, as well as instrumental books, collections and methods. Paul supervises the creative work of many of the industry’s most respected composers and arrangers, publishing over 600 new instrumental publications each year. His longtime association with renowned film composer John Williams has produced the prestigious John Williams Signature Series, featuring Williams’ authentic film scores and concert music for professional orchestras. In addition, Paul has served as music supervisor and arranger for several of Williams’ concerts and special events, including the 2003 and 2008 Marine Band Anniversary Concerts, the 2004 Rose Bowl, and the 2004 Kennedy Center Honors program (televised on CBS). Also a prolific writer, Paul has contributed more than 1,200 arrangements and compositions to the educational and concert repertoire, and he continues to be one of the most widely played writers today. Most recently, he has received international acclaim with two notable transcriptions for symphonic band: Leonard Bernstein's Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, and Pictures at an Exhibition by Modest Mussorgsky and Maurice Ravel. Both works were written for and recorded by the world-renowned United States Marine Band, and performed on national tours under the direction of Colonel Michael J. Colburn. Paul is also co-author and managing editor of Essential Elements, the leading method for beginning bands and orchestras. Under his direction, Hal Leonard recently released Essential Elements Interactive, the first-ever, cloud-based resource that features online learning for school band and orchestra programs. His expertise in music notation and preparation, recording production, and computer system design contributes to Hal Leonard's continuing success as the leading print and digital music publisher, recognized throughout the world. In 2005, Paul received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Central Michigan University, where he did both his undergraduate and graduate work in Music Theory and Composition. After serving as a graduate assistant teaching music theory at CMU, he furthered his music studies at the University of Michigan. Paul and his wife Cheryl, an internationally recognized music educator and author of classroom resources, live in Brookfield, Wisconsin. They are the parents of three adult children, Eric, Brandon and Krista. Publications by Paul Lavender
Steve Smith Steve Smith   For twelve years, Steve Smith taught middle school band in the Lewisville Independent School District, a northern suburb of the Dallas/Ft. Worth area in Texas.  For eight of those years he served as the Director of Bands at Downing Middle School in Flower Mound.  At Downing, Mr. Smith taught the Symphonic Band, assisted with the Concert Band and taught all of the beginning woodwind classes.  The bands at Downing consistently displayed a high standard for musical excellence highlighted by a performance at the 2005 Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago. In 2012, Steve joined the team at Hal Leonard as an Instrumental Editor.  At Hal Leonard, he works with the production of instrumental music and educational materials for band and strings.  Steve brings his recent teaching experience to Hal Leonard and is using this in the development of the new Essential Elements Interactive website designed to assist teachers and students at the beginning instrumental level. In 2010, Mr. Smith’s composition Capilano Fanfare was selected in the Dallas Wind Symphony’s Call for Fanfares and received a performance as the opening fanfare for the 2010-2011 concert season.  In 2007, Mr. Smith was honored as a “Distinguished Music Educator” by the Yale University School of Music, in conjunction with an international symposium promoting music in the public schools. Steve earned his Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of North Texas in 1998 and his Master’s degree from UNT in 2012.  While at North Texas, he studied saxophone under Dr. Eric Nestler and performed in the North Texas Wind Symphony under the direction of Mr. Eugene Migliaro Corporon.  Mr. Smith has was also involved in the drum and bugle corps activity for over twelve years.  After performing with and teaching the brass section for the Madison Scouts, Mr. Smith worked with the Southwind Drum and Bugle Corps from Lexington, Kentucky and with the Santa Clara Vanguard from Santa Clara, California. For 8 years, worked with Specialized Administrative Services Inc., providing leadership training for high school band students across the state of Texas. Mr. Smith is an active member of the TMEA and NAfME.  Prior to moving to Wisconsin to join Hal Leonard, his wife, Jenny, was an elementary art teacher and is now a freelance artist in the Milwaukee area.  They enjoy spending time together and are proud parents to their 4-year-old son Seoul.   Publications by Steve Smith
EE2000 Hal Leonard Classical ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS 2000 FOR BAND TEACHER RESOURCES VIDEO LIBRARY Below is the complete library of Start-Up videos. "Right-Click" (PC) or "Control-Click" (Mac) to download each video. Flute (104MB) Trumpet (103MB) Oboe (130MB) F Horn (144MB) Bassoon (168MB) Trombone (144MB) Clarinet (149MB) Baritone (B.C./T.C.) (141MB) Alto Clarinet (155MB) Tuba (100MB) Bass Clarinet (137MB) Electric Bass (152MB) Alto Saxophone (141MB) Percussion (134MB) Tenor Saxophone (151MB) Baritone Saxophone (141MB) PLAY-ALONG TRACKS Below is the complete library of Play-Along Tracks for Book 1. "Right-Click" (PC) or "Control-Click" (Mac) to download. MP3's are divided into batches. Each batch is about 70MB unless otherwise indicated. Percussion tracks are unique throughout. Flute Trumpet Oboe ("A, C & D" pages) F Horn ("A, C & D" pages) Oboe ("B" pages) F Horn ("B" pages) Bassoon Trombone Clarinet Baritone (B.C./T.C.) Alto Clarinet Tuba Bass Clarinet Electric Bass Alto Saxophone Percussion (Ex. 1-58) Tenor Saxophone Percussion (Ex. 59-100) (47MB) Baritone Saxophone Percussion (Ex. 101-150) (60MB) Percussion (Ex. 151-End) (83MB) All Instruments Exercises 59-100 (48MB) Exercises 101-150 (60MB) Exercises 151-End (88MB) MORE RESOURCES "Right-Click" (PC) or "Control-Click" (Mac) to download. Book 1 Conductor Book 1 Teacher Resource Kit (pdf) Book 1 Teacher Resource Kit Lesson Plans (txt) Book 1 Teacher Resource Kit Worksheet & Quizzes (pdf) Book 1 Teacher Resource Kit Worksheet & Quizzes Audio (mp3) ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS 2000 FOR BAND TEACHER RESOURCES VIDEO LIBRARY Below is the complete library of Start-Up videos. "Right-Click" (PC) or "Control-Click" (Mac) to download each video. Flute (104MB) Oboe (130MB) Bassoon (168MB) Clarinet (149MB) Alto Clarinet (155MB) Bass Clarinet (137MB) Alto Saxophone (141MB) Tenor Saxophone (151MB) Baritone Saxophone (141MB) Trumpet (103MB) F Horn (144MB) Trombone (144MB) Baritone (B.C./T.C.) (141MB) Tuba (100MB) Electric Bass (152MB) Percussion (134MB) PLAY-ALONG TRACKS Below is the complete library of Play-Along Tracks for Book 1. "Right-Click" (PC) or "Control-Click" (Mac) to download. MP3's are divided into batches. Each batch is about 70MB unless otherwise indicated. Percussion tracks are unique throughout. Flute Oboe ("A, C & D" pages) Oboe ("B" pages) Bassoon Clarinet Alto Clarinet Bass Clarinet Alto Saxophone Tenor Saxophone Baritone Saxophone All Instruments Exercises 59-100 (48MB) Exercises 101-150 (60MB) Exercises 151-End (88MB) Trumpet F Horn ("A, C & D" pages) F Horn ("B" pages) Trombone Baritone (B.C./T.C.) Tuba Electric Bass Percussion (Ex. 1-58) Percussion (Ex. 59-100) (47MB) Percussion (Ex. 101-150) (60MB) Percussion (Ex. 151-End) (83MB) MORE RESOURCES "Right-Click" (PC) or "Control-Click" (Mac) to download. Book 1 Conductor Book 1 Teacher Resource Kit (pdf) Book 1 Teacher Resource Kit Lesson Plans (txt) Book 1 Teacher Resource Kit Worksheet & Quizzes (pdf) Book 1 Teacher Resource Kit Worksheet & Quizzes Audio (mp3) Essential Elements 2000 for Band Teacher Resources
John Higgins John Higgins John Higgins is currently a free-lance composer, arranger and producer for the educational divisions of Hal Leonard LLC, the nation's largest publisher of printed music. He began in the music field as the student arranger for the University of Michigan Band under Dr. William D. Revelli, and gained invaluable experience as a public school music teacher in suburban Chicago. John served as Illinois president of the American String Teachers Association, and his school concerts featured renowned soloists and conductors such as Skitch Henderson, Charlie Byrd, and Arthur Fiedler of the Boston Pops. A co-author of the Essential Elements series of methods, John is best known for his many compositions and arrangements for choirs, bands and orchestras. As a composer of children's songs, he collaborated with such notables as John Jacobson, Roger Emerson and Emily Crocker on musicals, including How Does Your Garden Grow? and A Storybook Christmas. John has also arranged and produced a large catalog of children's music, including The Runaway Snowman, Peace Child, and Leslie Bricusse's Scrooge. His recording production for McGraw-Hill's Share the Music textbook series included music from Sesame Street, Disney films, and a special project with the late Fred Rogers of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. In Broadway shows for young performers, John arranged and produced new versions of Annie, Guys and Dolls, Fiddler on the Roof, The King and I, and The Music Man, among others. His two Grammy award-winning projects include arranging on Sandi Patti's Another Time, Another Place (Best Pop Gospel Album) and co-producing on Rob McConnell's Live in Digital (Best Big Band Jazz Album). John served as president of Jenson Publications before it became part of Hal Leonard LLC. In addition to his writing and producing activities, he maintains a role in music education as a guest conductor, clinician and author. Publications by John Higgins