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Hal Leonard Essential Technique for Band - Eb Alto Saxophone (Book 3 with EEi)

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Essential Technique for Band Book 3 further develops music skills for intermediate and advanced musicians. Book 3 takes students through multiple key centers, individual studies, and a variety of styl... Read More

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Overview

Essential Technique for Band Book 3 further develops music skills for intermediate and advanced musicians. Book 3 takes students through multiple key centers, individual studies, and a variety of styles of music.

Features Individual Studies and My EE Library
  • For every instrument, studies demonstrated by a professional soloist
  • Instrument-specific exercises for individual technique study or small group lesson
  • Classical style piano accompaniments - not synthesized
A Multi-Purpose Book for Any Band Program
  • Technique building program
  • Also for individual study or small groups
  • Book 3 of the Essential Elements beginning band system
  • CD in each student book
Key-Centered System
  • 9 major and related minor keys
  • Each introduced with scales, Rubank-style etudes and a chord balance exercise
  • Each key has a short, full-band chorale that includes every scale tone for every instrument
Book 2 Continuation
  • More great music that explores many styles and cultures
  • Challenging concepts are only introduced in familiar keys
  • Introduction of triple meters (12/8, 9/8, 3/8), more triplet based rhythms, rhythmic figures with rests, and meter changes
  • More music theory and terminology such as grace notes, divisi, and additional dynamics
  • History and music of 16 composers, world music and style studieIntegrated creativity and assessment that exceeds the National Standards
Special Studies Section
  • Reading Skill Builders: To develop sight-reading skills
  • Rhythm Pages: Like Book 1 & 2, special reinforcement for newly learned meters and rhythmic figures
  • Basics of Jazz: A 2-page introduction to jazz style and improvisation, taken from Essential Elements for Jazz Ensemble, but geared for concert band
  • Full Chorales For study or performance, arranged by John Higgins
  • Rubank Scales and Arpeggios in major and minor keys, in additional octaves and with tracks on CD
Additional Essential Technique Features
  • Woodwind trill charts and brass lip slur studies
  • Large, clear, full-range fingering charts
  • Practice record
Specifications
  • Width: 9.0"
  • Length: 12.0"
  • 48 pages
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