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


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Take your band program to the next level!

The Essential Elements for Band - Flute 1 Book/Online Audio is ideal for aspiring flutists ready to discover the joy of playing music. This comprehensive method book provides a solid foundation in flute fundamentals while also keeping students engaged with familiar songs and fun exercises tailored for unison learning. Now including the interactive Essential Elements Interactive (EEi) program, the Essential Elements series offers teachers and students an expansive set of online tools for enhanced learning in the classroom or at home. For decades, the Essential Elements band method has been embraced by teachers and students across the nation as the premier introduction to playing an instrument.

Build Strong Foundations
Essential Elements for Band - Flute 1 starts with the basics, from holding the flute properly to producing a sound. Students gain confidence playing their first notes and simple songs. Core exercises focus on crucial fundamentals like breath control, articulation, and hand position. By the end of Book 1, students will have learned proper flute technique and be ready to move on to more advanced methods.

Engaging Content for Beginning Players
This method book pairs familiar songs like "Ode to Joy" and "Jingle Bells" with targeted exercises to keep students motivated while reinforcing new skills. Performance spotlights teach students proper performance and audience etiquette. Rhythm studies help internalize essential time signatures and note values. While comprehensive, the content is carefully paced to prevent frustration and encourage student success.

Tools for the 21st Century Music Educator
Essential Elements now incorporates the Essential Elements Interactive (EEI) program, which offers an extensive set of online teaching, learning, and assessment tools. Teachers can access interactive whiteboard activities, interactive practice and worksheets, method book audio, and more. Students can practice sight reading, rhythm tapping, and pitch training exercises at home to supplement their weekly lessons. These cutting-edge resources enhance traditional curriculum with a blend of technology and creativity that speaks to today's students.

A Trusted Series, Now Improved
For over 60 years, the Essential Elements band method has introduced millions of beginners to playing an instrument. This flute-specific edition provides the same gradual, logical progression of skills that has made Essential Elements a staple of music classrooms everywhere. Updated to meet the needs of 21st-century students, Essential Elements for Band now features the EEI program, an innovative set of online resources for teaching and learning music in an interactive way.

  • ISBN: 9780634003110
  • 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