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.
- 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.