By Timothy Loest and Chip De Stefano, with Percussion by Kevin Lepper
The long-awaited publication from FJH is finally here! This incredible resource is an ideal way to expand or vary the daily routine of your ensemble while developing essential fundamental concepts of sound and intonation. Daily routines cover breathing, long tones, pitch matching, intervals, scales, arpeggios, chord progressions, and chorales. All chorales are written in four-part harmony with all parts appearing in each instrument book for ultimate flexibility with instrumentation. Centered around 10 common major and minor keys, each unit includes a daily routine and three chorale cycles that can be used to provide constant variety and freshness. Personal warm-ups and musical terms are also included along with vibrant and engaging percussion writing from longtime master educator and percussionist Kevin Lepper!
By Deborah Sheldon, Brian Balmages, Timothy Loest, and Robert Sheldon, with Percussion by David Collier
There is more to musicianship than playing exercises. Musicianship is the understanding of how music captures and presents in its intrinsic qualities the patterns and forms of human feeling, as experienced through a variety of musical involvements. To that end, Measures of Success® engages students in playing, conducting, composing, improvising, listening, evaluating and critiquing.
About Measures of Success® Book 1
Unique, goal-oriented chapter organization
6 full-page assessments
Music representing over 20 composers and 17 countries
15 pieces for full band
Duets, rounds, and 2 solos with piano accompaniment
Free play-along accompaniment tracks online
Featured in SmartMusic®
Correlates with art and world history
National Standards based
Composing, conducting, listening, clapping, scales, and more!
New Features in Book 2
Warm-ups, including long tones and chorales
A recap chapter that reviews material from Book 1
Music representing over 20 countries and 35 composers
A Comprehensive Rehearsal Book for Developing Bands
By Timothy Loest, with Percussion by Kevin Lepper
With over 202,000 copies sold, this FJH publication is a proven winner in facilitating outstanding musicianship while saving valuable teaching time. It's the perfect companion to any band method, replacing warm-up sheets, scale sheets, fingering charts and other handouts commonly found in band folders. Warm-ups and Beyond features basic to advanced warm-ups that cover scales, arpeggios, intervals, chord progressions and chorales. Going beyond typical warm-ups, students explore key change studies, articulation studies and flexibility studies. A glossary of musical terms, symbols and signs is followed by appendices that contain scale sheets, tuning notes and fingering charts. Percussion expert Kevin Lepper presents two sticking systems, seven essential rudiments, and playing techniques for accessory percussion instruments.
21 Lessons in Rhythm Skill Development for All Musicians
By Timothy Loest and Timothy Wimer
This progressive publication from FJH helps performing musicians understand fundamental rhythmic concepts while mastering important counting skills. It's the perfect supplement for instrumentalists and vocalists alike, clearly presenting how rhythms are constructed, counted, and played. Included are note and rest studies, meter studies, advanced rhythm concept studies and special activities and assessments. Rhythms and Beyond has helped over 40,000 musicians since its release.