Hal Leonard

Description

Essential Elements for Band Book 2 continues the EE learning system with a review of Book 1. Book 2 further develops performance skills through a variety of exercises and melodies, including a section of individual studies designed for each instrument.
Features
Each Book Includes My EE Library
  • Play-along Tracks for All Exercises
Book 1 Review Section
  • 6 opening pages cover all Book 1 elements
  • Great refresher to start the 2nd year
Essential Elements Features Continued and Expanded
  • Includes Rhythm Raps, Listening Skills, Theory, History, Multicultural Music, Creativity and Assessment
  • Introduces and develops sight-reading
New Keys
  • D (lower octave) and A Major
  • F and B-flat major
  • G and D Minor
New Rhythms and Meters
  • Dotted notes
  • Sixteenth-notes
  • Syncopation
  • 6/8 meter
  • Cut time
  • Triplets
Performance Spotlights
  • Full string orchestra arrangements
  • Arranged by John Higgins
  • Various styles and levels
Finger Patterns
  • For violins and violas
  • By pattern, string and key
Additional Features
  • Large, clear fingering charts
  • Mixed meter
  • Comprehensive scale and arpeggio pages
  • Double stops
  • Shifting introduced through harmonics
  • Violin and viola extended third fingers and cello extensions introduced and reinforced
Sequential or Flexible Format
  • Skills can be taught when needed
  • New rhythms introduced in D Major
  • New keys introduced in 4/4
  • Series: Essential Elements String Method
Specifications
  • Author(s): Michael Allen, Pamela Tellejohn Hayes, Robert Gillespie
  • Media: Softcover book with CD ROM
  • Instrumentation: bass, cello, viola, violin
  • Inventory #: HL00868133
  • ISBN: 9781423408536
  • UPC: 884088050139
  • Size: 9" x 12"
  • No. of pages: 149