by David Kish


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This continuation of volumes 1 and 2 provides band directors with a ready-made curriculum developed to incorporate comprehensive-musicianship training through quality band literature. This volume features English Folk Song Suite, Variations On A Korean Folk Song and Cajun Folk Songs. Every unit study integrates technical skills, musical knowledge and creative projects that lead student musicians to an enlightened and expressive performance. Each unit study includes:

  • Ear Training
  • Rhythm Studies
  • Essential Skills information for teaching the compositional elements of music
  • Rehearsal Strategies for addressing common ensemble issues
  • Creative Projects
  • Active Listening Activities
  • Sample Teaching Schedule
  • Unit Quiz (and Answer Sheet)
  • Student Practice Plan
  • Optional Band Projects

 Student workbooks for each of the featured works may be downloaded for use during rehearsals or as out-of-class enrichment.

 “…an excellent new publication. Highly recommended!!!”
Frank L. Battisti, Conductor Emeritus, New England Conservatory Wind Ensemble

“It is insightful, helpful and filled with expert analytical detail and lesson plans.”
John R. Locke, Professor & Director of Bands, University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Editor, The Journal of Band Research

“… this publication provides the ideal model for superior instrumental music programs.”
Edward S. Lisk, Clinician, Conductor, Author


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