Take your band program to the next level!
Essential Elements for Band - Bb Clarinet 1 Book/Online Audio provides aspiring clarinetists with a comprehensive introduction to their instrument. Embraced by music educators and students across the country, Essential Elements combines time-tested pedagogy with engaging songs and exercises tailored specifically for the clarinet. The result is a fun, accessible learning experience that skillfully guides students through the fundamentals at their own pace.
Interactive Online Tools Enhance At-Home Practice
Essential Elements now features Essential Elements Interactive, an unparalleled suite of online resources for reinforcing new skills outside the classroom. Along with play-along tracks and music listening libraries, Essential Elements Interactive provides SmartMusic exercises, video tutorials, duets and trios so students can practice with friends, and more. For today's tech savvy students, Essential Elements Interactive transforms traditional curriculum into an interactive experience that is ideal for the 21st century.
Carefully Paced Lessons Build Strong Foundations
Essential Elements for Band - Bb Clarinet 1 introduces students to their instrument through a series of simple steps. Beginning with basic long tones and quarter notes to establish proper tone and rhythmic sensibilities, students will be playing familiar melodies and performing with their band in no time. New notes, rhythms, and concepts are introduced gradually to avoid information overload, allowing students to reinforce new skills with each lesson.
Cross-Curricular Exercises Promote Total Musicianship
Essential Elements for Band - Bb Clarinet 1 teaches more than just the technical aspects of clarinet performance. Embedded in each lesson are opportunities to explore music theory, history, and creativity. Students will learn to read music, understand rhythm and meter, compose their own melodies, and appreciate the cultural context behind the pieces they play. By developing these extra-musical talents in tandem with their instrumental skills, Essential Elements cultivates truly well-rounded musicians.
Daily Warm-Ups and Studies Build Strong Technique
Good practice habits are essential for any developing clarinetist. To supplement the core lessons in Essential Elements for Band - Bb Clarinet 1, the book includes daily warm-up exercises to help students strengthen proper breathing, fingering, and embouchure. Also included are clarinet specific studies adapted from seminal pedagogical texts like Rubank's Scale and Arpeggio Studies. Through regular practice of these additional resources, students can expand their technical facility and advance to higher levels of musical mastery.