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Circle of Fourths Scale Study for Band and Orchestra

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By James K. Taylor

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Concert Band - Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by James K. Taylor. Arranged by James K. Taylor. Method, Etudes and Exercises, Classroom, General Instructional, Technique Training. Score, Set of Parts. 64 pages. Published by James K. Taylor (S0.72035).

Item Number: S0.72035

This is all twelve major scales written in "all-region rhythm" with added string score and string parts added to the PDF file containing the band score and parts. In addition, your percussion will have a new rhythm for each scale using mallets, snare drum, and either the single bass drum part or four bass drums (quads can use the four bass drum part also). At the end of each scale is the one, four, five 7, one chord progression. You might choose to go straight through the scale without the chords. I started working on this about my third year of teaching. That was 38 years ago. I ran a CIRCLE 4 Club with my bands. Any student that could play all twelve scales perfect, from memory, in three minutes made the club. Percussion had to perform the scales on a mallet instrument with the same criteria as well as play the snare part with music Those who achieved perfection had their names placed on a plaque and they were awarded extra privileges. This was mostly at middle schools and I even had three sixth grade beginners make the club. If you are an orchestra director, you may share the band parts with your school’s band director and vice versa. The recording does not do justice to the scales. I had to thin out the instrumentation to bring out the percussion. If you have any questions, email me at NEW_If you purchased this and a page was missing from any parts, the master file has been corrected or just contact me.

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