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Hal Leonard Essential Elements for Band - Bb Trumpet 1 Book/Online Audio Standard


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Take your band program to the next level!

The Essential Elements for Band, Bb Trumpet Book 1 is the ideal beginner's guide for learning the trumpet. This comprehensive educational resource provides students with a solid foundation in trumpet fundamentals through engaging exercises, theory, and full band arrangements. Developed by expert educators, the Essential Elements series has introduced millions of musicians to their instruments in an accessible, intuitive way. Now including Essential Elements Interactive, the ultimate online music education platform, Essential Elements for Band takes learning to the next level with teaching, learning, and assessment tools for the 21st century.

Essential Elements for Band, Bb Trumpet Book 1 starts from the beginning with unmeasured long tones to establish proper breath support and tone production. It then introduces quarter notes to teach pulse and rhythm, progressing to familiar melodies and full band arrangements within the first 14 exercises so students can experience the excitement of playing with others early on. New notes, rhythms, and concepts are carefully paced, reinforced, and revisited to facilitate optimum learning.

In addition to the method book, the Essential Elements package includes My EEI Library with video tutorials, play-along tracks, duets, trios, listening exercises, and interactive assessments. It also features daily warm-ups, Rubank scale and arpeggio studies, rhythm studies, and theory activities to supplement students' musical development. With Essential Elements Interactive, students gain access to an expansive library of online tools for enhanced practice and assessment.

To motivate students, Essential Elements for Band incorporates Performance Spotlight features, including 12 full band arrangements and two solos with piano accompaniment. Within the first eight weeks, students can perform an early concert featuring six full band arrangements, giving them an opportunity to showcase their new skills to friends and family.

Essential Elements for Band, Bb Trumpet Book 1 provides a complete introduction to trumpet for beginners. Students will learn proper hand position, embouchure formation, breath support, and fingering in a carefully paced progression. With the guidance of an experienced educator, the Essential Elements method will start trumpet players of all ages on a rewarding musical journey.

  • ISBN: 9780634003202
  • Width: 9.0"
  • Length: 12.0"
  • 48 pages


Each Book Includes My EE Library
  • Start-up Video learn the basics
  • Play-along mp3 features a professional player on your instrument
  • Duets and Trios print and play parts with friends
  • Music Listening Library hear great pieces for band
  • SmartMusic exercises 1-100
Enhanced Learning System
  • 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!
  • The unique considerations of Horns and Oboes are difficult to address using a classroom band method, so we've created special pages for these instruments with their own optional starting systems.
Optimum Reinforced Learning
  • New material is carefully paced, sequential and immediately reinforced. New notes are approached in the easiest ways, then gradually played within wider skips and different rhythms. Each new rhythm is introduced as a Rhythm Rap, then repeated on simple pitches, and finally placed in an appropriate melodic setting.
Theory, History, Cross-Curriculum and 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 performance.
Daily Warm-Ups & Rubank Studies
  • Establish good practice habits, tone and technique with the two sets of Daily Warm-ups included in each book. The Rubank Scale and Arpeggio Studies cover the four major keys taught in Book 1, all adapted from Rubank's "best-of-the-best" to expand your students' technical skills.
12 Full Band Arrangements
  • Research 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 featuring 6 full band arrangements after they've learned 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.
Rhythm Studies
  • The additional Rhythm Studies pages include progressive measures of rhythms, which you can use to enhance rhythmic development at any stage. To make it fun and interesting, the Online Audio-ROM includes infectious percussion accompaniments at varied tempi.
  • With a quarter-note pulse starting in the first lesson, the motivating rhythm raps, and plenty of reinforcement, Essential Elements students learn new rhythms quickly and easily