Essential Elements 2000: Comprehensive Band Method: B Flat Trumpet Book 1
°(Essential Elements for Band Book 1° and °Essential Elements Interactive° are fully compatible with °Essential Elements 2000°)¶ß°Essential Elements for Band Book 1°ß offers beginning students sound pedagogy and engaging music, all carefully paced to successfully start young players on their musical journey. EE features both familiar songs and specially designed exercises, created and arranged for the classroom in a unison-learning environment, as well as instrument-specific exercises to focus each student on the unique characteristics of their own instrument. EE provides both teachers and students with a wealth of materials to develop total musicianship, even at the beginning stages.¶°Essential Elements for Band Book 1° also includes access to:¶ßEssential Elements Interactive (EEi)ß The ultimate online music education resource - anywhere, anytime, and on any device. Go to ªessentialelementsinteractive.comª to learn more!¶ªFeatures:ªß¶· Enhanced Learning System¶· Optimum Reinforced Learning¶· Theory, History, Cross-Curriculum and Creativity¶· Daily Warm-ups & Rubank Studies¶· 12 Full Band Arrangements¶· Rhythm Studies¶ßªBook also includes a CD-ROM* with. . .ª¶ß· Start-up videoß °Learn the basics°¶ß· Play-along mp3* tracks for all exercisesß °Features a professional player on your instrument°¶ß· Tempo adjustment softwareß °Play tracks at desired tempo°¶ß· Duets and triosß °Print and play parts with friends°¶ß· Music listening libraryß °Hear great pieces for band¶*PC or Mac computer required for CD-ROM use; mp3 files will play on most current CD or DVD players.°
Great for Beginners
By Sara Swihart - November 11, 2003
First off, this book is for TRUMPET.The "Essential Elements 2000: A Comprehensive Band Method" is a great book for a young person who is learning an instrument for the first time. There is a fingering chart in the back of the book to make looking up fingerings quick and easy. The book starts off very basic with the parts of the instrument. The easiest notes to play and finger are presented first with exercises to practice them. This book comes with a play-along CD. This CD includes all solo exercises.Hal Leonard also offers (though not through Amazon) band sets for band directors. They are simple arrangements of music that correlate with the book. They are great for the first concert.There is an older version of this book called "Essential Elements: A Comprehensive Band Method". The book is purple and has many of the same features as this one, but the CDs have to purchased separately.
Key word is "Band Method"
By Sol Ut Press "Musician-friendly resources" - September 3, 2010
This is a good book with good information, and simply introduced, but keep in mind that it's a "band method." Lots of short and simple songs to help teach music-reading skills and not much extra information (which would come from the band director, ideally). The book's a sight-before-sound kind of method, meaning that the focus is more on reading the notation than making music, and it's designed to be used in a band where the director also teaches.
If you do buy this, consider a supplemental book that is more comprehensive (a chapter on cleaning the horn, how to practice, range, discography, etc.). It's an approach that also addresses listening and music-making:
Good for beginners, but....
By Jonathan D. Harnum - October 25, 2006
This is a pretty good book for beginners and has many of the essential elements necessary to begin playing trumpet, like fingerings, posture, and related basic material. That being said, more explanation of some techniques would be helpful, as well as suggestions about ways to practice, recordings to listen to, and maybe even some trumpet history. Though I recommend this book for beginners, a good supplement to it that includes all of the items listed above is: 'Sound the Trumpet: How to Blow Your Own Horn."
These piano accompaniments can provide helpful guidance for teaching beginning instrumentalists. The format includes a cue line to provide the director or pianist with a visual guide of the student ...