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This method helps to organize daily rehearsal & improve the overall performance level of the ensemble. It offers the flexibility & options to fit any band situation. It also provides the director with resources to meet each student on their own level.
Foundations For Superior Performance includes:
Warm-Ups – articulation exercises, long tones, and progressive brass lip slurs and woodwind exercises to be played simultaneously.
Chorales and Tuning Exercises – interval tuning, chord tuning, and chorales in the eight main concert band keys.
Technique – major and minor scales, mini-scales, scale patterns, scales in thirds, interval studies, and triad and chord studies in all 12 keys
Plus – one octave scales and arpeggios, full range scales, chromatic scales, major arpeggios and inversions, and advanced fingering charts.
Percussion Book – Practical exercises for mallets, snare drum, auxiliary percussion, and timpani. 96 pages.
By using Foundations For Superior Performance, the following areas can be improved:
Sound (tone production).
Articulation (styles and concepts).
Greater flexibility, agility, and endurance.
Individual and ensemble listening skills
Technique in all twelve major and minor keys.
Basic understanding of music theory.