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Beginning Band Books – Audible Intelligence Music – AIM
Beginning Band Books – Audible Intelligence Music – AIM
There are many band books on the market today. When I was in band back in the 1980s., we use the Belwin system first division band course. It had a series of songs in it. Although this was one of the only books available at the time it served only as a source of music to be played. The concepts that needed to be taught we’re dependent upon the teacher. Although teachers do the best that they can, it is hard to make sure that you cover all of the necessary car concepts in a good manner. It is easy to emphasize certain skills and forget to keep up on some of the others. It is become necessary to have a way for teachers to make sure they’re covering all of the necessary the Parts to learning music. V in the zone band buck is a full curriculum for band classes. There is no other offering like. This is a band book that has 10 levels to it. Each level covers all of the basic areas of skills necessary to develop into a Advanced musician. It covers skills involved in playing the instrument. It also includes skills that are in knowledgebase that students need to understand. In the other method bucks there are just songs and be assume that you’ll teach the students the concepts. In the in the zone band method that each concept is presented in the student must actively be involved to complete the sections required. There are sections that are arm focused on rhythm. Rhythm is one of the most important aspects is that a student really needs to master. Without proper rhythm the group will not stay together in the student we’ll not be able to develop good sight reading abilities. There are then in each unit a group of songs for the student to apply their their concepts too.. They also have a section on composition a historical section on composers., and a section on improvisation. All of these skills help to do this student developed into a an advanced musician. When each of these skills are put together unit after unit progressing each skill individually they’re able to Focus on that one skill and master. When each skill is mastered it is easier to apply it to the music and the student is playing. The skill builder section of each unit focuses on the playing portion of the music. The student will focus on basic skills involved in playing their instruments. They learn how to control their breath their air there tonguing in they’re fingering. They also should be focusing on proper embouchure proper playing position and proper posture. They learn to write the music in the music manuscript section. They learn how to drive all different kinds of notes and rest in musical symbols. They learn about time signatures they learn all the theoretical basis of key signatures. They learn about scales they learned about it the musical language in terms they learn about dynamics and articulations they learned about the piano keyboard and how it works and all the keys on that they learn about the scales dealing about time signatures they learn how many beats are in a measure and what kind of note get the beat. They also have a lot of review on rhythms. Students must have a thorough understanding of rhythm to be able to be a good site reading musician. Without good Sight reading skills it is very hard to do well in auditions for advanced ensembles. After they’re done with all of the theory section there is a section that is made up of songs. The songs provide a place for the students to be able to apply all of they’re playing skills and their theoretical skills that they have learned. Once they’ve mastered the things in the band book is encouraged that they apply all of these skills to their concert music as well. The time spent on the basics is well worth the time spent. Some would say it is time well spent. One of the things it is encouraging to students is to have the check off system. There are practice checks in each unit of the in the zone band method book. This is why isn’t is referred to as a full musical curriculum for band. The students have to progressed through all 10 levels in all of the areas of study. Is long as the students don’t rush through and do it haphazardly they will benefit greatly from this method. As they pass through the practice ship checks they have a great feeling of accomplishment. It makes it very clear for them how to progress. In the books that have only songs in them it is hard for student to realize how they are progressing and improving. They will even find that there are some areas that are more tricky for them this will help show them what they should spend some extra time working on. We are finding that it is really helpful to be singing through the different exercises. The students sing their note names for the exercise while while doing their fingerings. They also saying the exercise using the number of the scale degree that they are on. They also saying it using the sole fridge for the song. When they can hear the pictures in their head and sing it and clap and count the exercise they will be able to sight read it on their instrument much more easily. They will understand what key the song is in and how that will affect what they’re playing. They will understand the time signature and how to count each manager. They will understand the different kinds of notes and how many beats they receive. All of this helps them develop confidence and helps them to enjoy what they’re doing. Students that feel lost and confused because they are missing one part of the puzzle often will get discouraged and will quit their music classes. When all of the areas are covered regularly the students will understand the big picture I will be able to apply all that they learn to their music.