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


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Take your band program to the next level!

Hal Leonard's Essential Elements for Band, Tuba Book 1/Online Audio is a wonderful starting point for any beginning tuba student to gain knowledge of the instrument and playing techniques. Filled with engaging content tailored specifically for beginners, Essential Elements provides a fun and educational experience for students and teachers alike. Now including the Essential Elements Interactive program, this series has been enhanced with expansive online tools for an interactive learning experience fit for the 21st century.

Essential Elements for Band has endured for decades thanks to its proven ability to teach core skills in an accessible way. Familiar songs are paired with essential exercises to keep students engauged while building proper technique and a fundamental understanding of music theory. The skills developed in Book 1 provide a solid base for continued growth with additional books in the series.

The included Essential Elements Interactive resources provide an unparalleled online experience. Teachers and students gain access to teaching, learning, and assessment tools to keep traditional education current. These web based components enhance time spent in the classroom and at home for a well-rounded music education.

Essential Elements for Band is created by expert tuba players and instructors to provide tailored guidance for students. The thoughtful balance of exercises, theory, and engaging songs in each book is designed for each instrument to maximize the learning experience. This expert input has made Essential Elements the preferred method for teachers nationwide.

The Essential Elements for Band, Tuba Book 1/Online Audio includes everything you need to start learning tuba. The instructional book pairs time-tested teaching techniques with interactive media components for a modern take on music education. Students gain access to demonstrations, accompaniments, and assessment features to supplement the lessons in each book. This complete package has all the essentials for beginners to thrive.

  • ISBN: 9780634003257
  • 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