This revolutionary band method will intrigue and stimulate your students!
Accent on Achievement is a revolutionary, bestselling band method that will excite and stimulate your students through full-color pages and the most complete collection of classics and world music in any band method. The comprehensive review cycle in books 1 & 2 will ensure that students remember what they learn and progress quickly. Also included are rhythm and rest exercises, chorales, scale exercises, and 11 full band arrangements among the first two books. Book 3 includes progressive technical, rhythmic studies and chorales in all 12 major and minor keys. Also included are lip slur exercises for increasing brass instrument range and flexibility. Accent on Achievement meets and exceeds the USA National Standards for music education, grades five through eight.
By John O'Reilly and Mark Williams
ISBN 10: 0739004875
ISBN 13: 9780739004876
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Comments about Alfred Accent on Achievement Bb Trumpet Book 1 with CD:
I use this series for my Elementary Instrumental Music classes. It is layed out well, starts the instruments in a good range, and progresses logically. The full-band arrangements could definitely be left out without being missed. The CD is really good for keeping time and pitch for the beginning exercises. After the first couple of pages, the tempo is a bit too fast for the students to practice with until they have mastered the piece. Be warned...the covers will fall off quickly. Increase the life by keeping it in a folder. This book is my preference over Essential Elements but as with any book, it helps to suppliment with outside material.
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