Take your band program to the next level!
Books have the same great content as before and CDs include same number of audio exercises as before,
but now are multiformat discs that include computer software for practice and assessment assistance. The DVD portion of the
disc includes a 15-min. start-up video specific to each instrument as well as all of the book's audio exercises, and is also
a DVD-ROM that includes tempo adjustment software, SmartMusic Software, Finale NotePad Software, Duets and Trios feature,
and a Music Listening Library.
Essential Elements 2000 Plus DVD was written by the outstanding educational team of
Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser, John Higgins, Dr. Charles Menghini, Paul Lavender, Tom Rhodes and Don Bierschenk. It combines the very
best aspects of the already successful Essential Elements band method with incredible new features that will motivate every
band student like never before.
Multiformat disc in every student book
Every student receives
an instrument-specific play-along disc in their book. These discs include same number of audio exercises as before, but now
also include computer software for practice and assessment assistance. The DVD portion includes a 15-min. start-up video specific
to each instrument as well as all of the book's audio exercises. It is also a DVD-ROM that works in compatible computers and
includes: Tempo adjustment software, SmartMusic Software, Duets and Trios, and a Music Listening Library.
Book 1 uses unmeasured long tones to establish good tone production from the very beginning
and uses quarter notes to teach pulse and rhythm. By exercise 14 your students will be playing well-known melodies and enjoying
the excitement of playing in the band. Book 2 starts with a 14-exercise review of Book 1 - an ideal refresher before new elements
Optimum reinforced learning
In both books, new material is carefully paced,
sequential, and immediately reinforced. New notes are approached in the easiest ways, then gradually played with wider skips
and different rhythms. Each rhythm is introduced as a Rhythm Rap, then repeated on simple pitches, and finally placed in an
appropriate melodic setting.
Theory, history, cross-curriculum, creativity
It's all right in
each student book, correlated with the music and concepts they are currently learning. This is by far the most efficient way
to meet the National Standards, integrate other subjects into the music curriculum, and still teach the essentials of music
Daily warm-ups and Rubank Studies
Establish good practice habits, tone and technique
with the 2 sets of Daily Warm-Ups included in each book of Essential Elements 2000 Plus DVD. The Rubank Scale and Arpeggio
Studies cover 4 major keys in Book 1, and 5 major and 3 minor keys in Book 2, all adapted from Rubank's best-of-the-best to
expand your students' technical skills.
EE rhythm studies
The additional Rhythm Studies pages
include progressive measures of rhythms, which you can use to enhance rhythmic development at any stage. With a quarter note
pulse starting in the first lesson, the motivating Rhythm Raps, and plenty of reinforcement, Essential Elements 2000 students
learn from new rhythms quickly and easily!
12 band arrangements and planned concerts
shows that students are more likely to succeed (and stay in band) if they perform a concert for parents within the first 8
weeks. That's why we've created an impressive early concert in Book 1 featuring 6 full band arrangements that can be performed
after learning just 7 notes! The concert is the first of the Performance Spotlight features, which include 12 full band arrangements
and 2 solos with piano accompaniment. Book 2 also includes 12 Full Band Arrangements, including a Planned Concert and a Rubank
Hal Leonard Essential Elements 2000 Plus DVD for Strings Violin Book 1 Features:
- CD features:
- Play-along tracks 1-58 with a professional player for every instrument
- Start-up video learn the basics (15 min.)
- All 185 Play-along tracks
- More duets and trios
- Music listening library
Computer ROM features:
- SmartMusic Software practice, record, and email a performance, plus on-screen assessment
- Finale NotePad software
- Tempo adjustment software for play-along tracks
A phenomenal begining method no matter what age. Stock up for your class today!