Standard of Excellence Alto Saxophone - Book 1

<p><strong>The Standard of Excellence Comprehensive Band Method Books 1 &amp; 2</strong> combine a strong performance-centered approach with music theory, music history, ear training, listening, composition, improvisation, and interdisciplinary and multicultural studies.  The result is the most complete band method available anywhere.</p>
<p>Features include:</p>
<p>• Full color drawings and color-coding of important text and music motivate and inform.</p>
<p>• Three starting systems help ensure positive results in any beginning situation.</p>
<p>• FOR ... ONLY exercises (i.e. FOR FLUTES ONLY) offer idiomatic solutions to the unique challenges of each instrument.</p>
<p>• Excellorators (advanced supplemental exercises) reinforce and enrich performance basics.</p>
<p>• A nine page FOR OBOES ONLY starting system gives beginners a solid foundation for learning in the full band setting.</p>
<p>• Expanded French Horn and Percussion books, including a separate book for Timpani &amp; Auxiliary Percussion, address the unique needs of beginners on these instruments.</p>
<p>• A comprehensive, totally-correlated Electric Bass book offers expanded opportunities for student involvement.</p>
<p>• Music from over 20 countries, with correlated enrichments, encourages multicultural study.</p>
<p>• Achievement Lines and GO FOR EXCELLENCE! test lines ensure objective assessment of students' accomplishments.</p>
<p>• A built-in reward system motivates students and encourages musical growth.</p>

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