Take your band program to the next level!
Brought to you by Hal Leonard, the Essential Elements for Band - Percussion and Keyboard Percussion 1 Book/Online Audio provides beginning percussionists with an engaging and accessible introduction to their instrument. Complete with valuable online resources through Essential Elements Interactive, the Essential Elements for Band series has set the standard for band education for over three decades.
A Proven, Trusted Method
The Essential Elements for Band approach provides students with a solid foundation in percussion fundamentals. New concepts and skills are introduced gradually through familiar songs and specially designed exercises. This carefully paced, unison-based learning environment allows students to develop confidence and proper technique. Essential Elements has helped shape generations of musicians—it's the perfect resource for any beginning percussionist.
Engaging Online Tools Enhance Learning
The included Essential Elements Interactive resources provide an array of online teaching, learning and assessment tools. These cutting-edge materials include play-along tracks, music listening exercises and interactive assessments. Students can use Essential Elements Interactive to practice on their own, collaborate with peers and get instant feedback. This multimedia experience transforms a time-tested method book into a modern, multimedia resource for 21st century learners.
Daily Warm-Ups and Studies Build Strong Foundations
In addition to familiar songs and specially designed exercises, the Essential Elements for Band includes daily warm-ups and studies adapted from the esteemed Rubank method. These focused technical exercises help build skill and dexterity on keyboard percussion instruments like the xylophone, vibraphone and marimba. Students will develop proper hand position, stick control and fingerings through these short, repetitive exercises.
Performance Spotlights Foster Complete Musicianship
The Essential Elements for Band - Percussion and Keyboard Percussion 1 Book/Online Audio features 12 full band arrangements and 2 solos to help prepare students for their first concerts. Research shows that early performance opportunities lead to higher student retention and success. These Performance Spotlights help build confidence and complete musicianship through real-world playing experience.