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Essential Elements 2000 - Book 2 (F Horn)

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French Horn
Concert Band Method. Essential Elements 2000. Play Along. Method book and accompaniment CD. 48 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.862598).

Item Number: HL.862598
ISBN 0634012959. Play Along. 9x12 inches.

(Essential Elements for Band and Essential Elements Interactive are fully compatible with Essential Elements 2000)

Essential Elements for Band
offers beginning students sound pedagogy and engaging music, all carefully paced to successfully start young players on their musical journey. EE features both familiar songs and specially designed exercises, created and arranged for the classroom in a unison-learning environment, as well as instrument-specific exercises to focus each student on the unique characteristics of their own instrument. EE provides both teachers and students with a wealth of materials to develop total musicianship, even at the beginning stages.

Books 1 and 2 also include access to Essential Elements Interactive (EEi), the ultimate online music education resource - anywhere, anytime, and on any device. Go to to learn more!

Book 2 features:

• Book 1 review section

• Daily Warm-ups

• Rhythm Raps, sight-reading and improvisation

• Theory, history and multicultural music

• Creativity and assessment

• Instrument-specific etudes

• Rubank Studies and solo

• 12 full band arrangements, including a planned concert

Book also includes My EE Library* ( - Instant Stream/Download/CD*

...with Play-along mp3 tracks for ALL exercises

*Internet access required for My EE Library. Book includes instructions to order free optional CD.

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  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • September 26, 2009 Great, but CD is not complete

    I am an adult beginner, and I love the songs in this book. The play-along CD included is very well done and takes the boredom out of practice. I have used another brand of band book also, and I like this one because it explains new material a little...

    better and then gives several exercises, not just one, for practice of the new lesson. It even has accompaniment for practicing technique. However, it has 196 exercises in the book and has accompaniment for only up to exercise #55 (plus a few additional technique exercises). If another CD exists with these exercises on it, I haven't been able to find it. But the songs, the musical accompaniment on the CD, and the way the book explains theory followed by several relevent exercises, are excellent.

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  • 5

    Tahoe City, CA
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  • April 20, 2009 Good book - great service

    My daughter needed this book for 7th grade band class (she switched into the class late)and the fact that it came with a CD was really helpful since the french horn doesn't usually play the melody. Very good book.

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