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


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Take your band program to the next level!

Brought to you by the experts at Hal Leonard, Essential Elements for Band: Trombone Book 1 with EEI is the ideal method for beginning trombone players. This comprehensive course offers engaging exercises, theory fundamentals, and familiar songs for trombone. The lessons in this 48-page book are designed to start students on their musical journey in a fun, accessible way. Now including Essential Elements Interactive (EEI), Essential Elements provides the ultimate online music education experience with teaching, learning, and assessment tools for both classroom and at home use.

Essential Elements for Band: Trombone Book 1 covers all the fundamentals needed to establish a solid skills foundation. The method introduces basic trombone techniques including proper hand position and posture. Students will learn proper tonguing, slurring, and phrasing techniques through exercises focused on developing trombone skills. Scales, arpeggios, and etudes reinforce lessons in a musical context.

This method pairs familiar songs like "Ode to Joy" and "Jingle Bells" with targeted exercises designed to build mastery of skills. Upbeat accompaniment tracks for play-along are included with online audio. Rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic exercises teach note names, time signatures, and key signatures in an accessible way. Students will enjoy seeing their skills develop through the gradual progression of pieces in each lesson.

The included Essential Elements Interactive provides an unparalleled online music education experience. The program offers lesson plans, interactive tools for practice and assessment, accompaniment tracks for download, and a platform for communication between students and teachers. With Essential Elements Interactive, students will enhance at home practice and teachers will streamline in class instruction.

Essential Elements has set the standard for band and string methods for decades. This proven course offers students and teachers an engaging balance of essential exercises, theory, and entertaining songs. Now including Essential Elements Interactive, this trusted method is enhanced with cutting-edge online tools for a complete 21st century music education solution. Essential Elements for Band: Trombone Book 1 with EEI will start beginning trombone players on their musical journey in style.

  • ISBN: 9780634003226
  • UPC: 073999625776
  • 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