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SCHNIBBLES for Two: 101 Easy Practice Duets for Band: OBOE

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By Brad Carman

Woodwind Ensemble - Level 1 - Digital Download
Composed by Brad Carman. 20th Century, Contemporary, Instructional, Jazz. 127 pages. Brad Carman #3213793. Published by Brad Carman (A0.799934).

Item Number: A0.799934

The word SCHNIBBLE is a term that means "a little piece of something" -  something little that can be tinkered or fiddled with or eventually built upon. I feel that the best way to describe this book is as a collection of SCHNIBBLES.

This collection of duets is the perfect compliment to a beginning band method, as it sets out to expose young players to a broad range of musical situations and challenges but without pushing beyond what most first- and second-year players can manage, (with some practice and a little guidance).

These duets are very short and focused, with limited range and rhythms that do not extend beyond eighth-note subdivision. Care has been taken to approach contrary motion and independent rhythms in a way that builds skill, awareness, and confidence. There ARE challenges, but most will be easily overcome.

As a bonus, all books are compatible with one another for use in FULL-BAND SETTING, SMALL GROUPS, or MIXED-INSTRUMENTATION DUOS, so friends can pair up regardless of their instrument, and teachers can pair up with students without having to play on weak secondary instruments.

Designed for maximum accessibility, the collection introduces many intermediate concepts, (such as 3/8 and 5/4 time, syncopation and "jazzy" rhythms, whole-tone harmony, etc.), but in a way a beginner can digest them. Throughout, students are encouraged to begin thinking beyond the ink by experimenting with articulations, dynamics, and tempo to create their own musical interpretations.

Students (and their teachers) will find this collection to be a practical tool that can be used to reinforce basic skills and musical concepts, but also an entertaining way for students to build confidence and expand their musical horizons. Feel free to play through the collection in order or skip around as desired to coordinate with a band method, learning sequence, or simply to explore.

*The Oboe book includes 1 version that is compatible with the full band, and a 2nd version just for Oboes in a more comfortable range.

This product was created by a member of ArrangeMe, Hal Leonard’s global self-publishing community of independent composers, arrangers, and songwriters. ArrangeMe allows for the publication of unique arrangements of both popular titles and original compositions from a wide variety of voices and backgrounds.

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PLEASE NOTE: Your Digital Download will have a watermark at the bottom of each page that will include your name, purchase date and number of copies purchased. You are only authorized to print the number of copies that you have purchased. You may not digitally distribute or print more copies than purchased for use (i.e., you may not print or digitally distribute individual copies to friends or students).

  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • September 25, 2017 Great Resource For Band Students and Teachers!

    This is a fantastic resource for my students! I teach 4th-6th grade beginning-intermediate band. The Schnibbles book is the perfect link between the method book and playing full-band arrangements. The duets are short and sweet, but each is fun and unique presenting a different challenge to the...


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