Take your band program to the next level!
The Essential Elements for Band French Horn 1 Book/Online Audio provides an engaging introduction to the French horn. This method book uses engaging songs and exercises to teach proper tone development, technique and music fundamentals to beginning students. By combining the book with Essential Elements Interactive, an online music education program, students gain access to video tutorials, play-along tracks, assessments and communication tools for an enhanced learning experience.
Builds a Solid Foundation
The Essential Elements for Band method establishes good habits and skills from the very first lesson. Students start by learning proper breath control and embouchure formation through unmeasured long tones. Quarter notes are then introduced to teach pulse and rhythm. Within the first 14 exercises, students will be playing familiar songs to enjoy the rewards of their efforts. Special pages are also included for French horns to address their unique considerations.
Reinforces Learning at an Optimal Pace
New concepts and notes are introduced gradually to allow for reinforcement. Students first play new notes in easy patterns, then in wider intervals and different rhythms. Rhythm raps teach new rhythms in a fun, memorable way before students play them on the French horn. This carefully paced approach helps ensure student success.
Covers Essential Theory, History and Creativity
The book integrates theory, music history and cross-curricular activities with the songs and exercises students are learning. This helps students meet national standards and develop a well-rounded music education. Students also get opportunities to be creative, such as when improvising rhythms and melodies.
Includes Supplemental Resources for Skill Building
Essential Elements now includes Essential Elements Interactive (EEi), the ultimate online music education resource. EEi introduces the first-ever, easy set of technology tools for online teaching, learning, assessment, and communication... ideal for teaching today's beginning band and string students, both in the classroom and at home. Daily warm-ups and studies from the Rubank method help students establish good practice habits and build technique. The book also includes 12 full band arrangements and two solos with piano accompaniment so students can showcase their new skills. Rhythm studies provide measures of different rhythms for students to play along with percussion accompaniments.