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Standard of Excellence Book 1, Alto Sax

By Bruce Pearson

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Band alto sax - Book A,1
Composed by Bruce Pearson. Concert Band Method. Standard of Excellence Comprehensive Band Method. Method book. Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Company (KJ.W21XE).

Item Number: KJ.W21XE
ISBN 849759323.

The Standard of Excellence Comprehensive Band Method Books 1 & 2 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. Features include Full color drawings and color-coding of important text and music motivate and inform. Three starting systems help ensure positive results in any beginning situation. FOR ... ONLY exercises (i.e. FOR FLUTES ONLY) offer idiomatic solutions to the unique challenges of each instrument. Excellerators (advanced supplemental exercises) reinforce and enrich performance basics. A nine page FOR OBOES ONLY starting system gives beginners a solid foundation for learning in the full band setting. Expanded French Horn and Percussion books, including a separate book for Timpani & Auxiliary Percussion, address the unique needs of beginners on these instruments. A comprehensive, totally-correlated Electric Bass book offers expanded opportunities for student involvement. Music from over 20 countries, with correlated enrichments, encourages multicultural study. Achievement Lines and GO FOR EXCELLENCE! test lines ensure objective assessment of students' accomplishments. A built-in reward system motivates students and encourages musical growth. Expanded 48 page part books (instead of the usual 32 pages) provide added reinforcement of musical skills. 600-plus page full Conductor Scores contain Objectives for every line of music, Director tips, extended reference articles, duplicable worksheets and quizzes, and theory, listening, composing, improvisation, geography, foreign language, history, and other interdisciplinary Activities for Excellence.

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  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Difficulty Level:
    Beginner
  • June 16, 2012 it is a great beginner's book

    I started ALto Sax this year and the book was very helpful. I'm pretty much ready to move on to the second book but this book gave me a great start. I say it's for beginers.... it's quite easy for ones who have practiced a lot, but...

    it's very helpful at a begining stage.

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  • 5

    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    Difficulty Level:
    Beginner
  • April 01, 2008 Standard of Exellence

    This book has amazingly improved my child's alto saxophone skills. This book is amazing!

    34 of 63 people found this review helpful.
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  • 4

    Location:
    Fresno, CA
    Difficulty Level:
    Beginner
  • December 24, 2007 A Good book to start you off

    A great book to get you going in music for any instrument, but I would not recommend this to somebody who is at early intermediate or intermediate level.

    26 of 57 people found this review helpful.
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  • 5

    Location:
    Asheboro, NC
    Difficulty Level:
    Beginner
  • October 16, 2006 This is the Book for Beginners

    I have played the Alto Sax last year and this book was really helpful. This book shows you all of the notes and rhythms a beginner needs to know. If this book is too easy, I reccomend you keep this book for review and promote yourself to Book 2. The...

    book is worth the while.

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  • 5

    Location:
    Victoria B.C.
    Difficulty Level:
    Beginner
  • December 08, 2005 Great Book To Get You Started

    Well, I just started band this year in September and we have used Standard Of Excellence Bk. 1 and it is great. The first Pages of the book and the whole book is Balanced just right. I don't know about other instruments but on Alto Saxaphone, It Really is...

    Excellent

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