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KJOS Foundations for Superior Performance Flute Standard


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Brought to you by Neil A. Kjos Music Company, Foundations for Superior Performance is designed to strengthen concert bands from beginner to high school level. Composers Jeff King and Richard Williams crafted this daily method book to enhance tone, articulation, flexibility and endurance for individual flutists as well as listening skills and cohesion for the full ensemble. Foundations for Superior Performance employs essential warm-ups, chorales, tuning exercises and technique studies in all 12 keys to elevate skills. In just 5 to 45 minutes a day, directors can tailor lessons to challenge students at every level and propel them to new heights.

Warm-Ups and Exercises Develop Core Skills
Foundations for Superior Performance begins with warm-ups for tone production, articulation and endurance. Brass lip slurs and woodwind exercises improve flexibility and range. Major and minor scales, intervals, triads and chords in all keys build technique. Percussion studies cover mallets, snare drum, auxiliary percussion and timpani.

Chorales and Tuning Refine Listening
Chorales and tuning exercises in 8 main concert band keys strengthen pitch accuracy and ensemble cohesion. Interval tuning, chord tuning and full chorales provide a musical context to sharpen listening skills.

Scales and Arpeggios Expand Technical Facility
One and two octave scales, scale patterns, scales in thirds and arpeggios with inversions give flutists mastery over all 12 keys. Chromatic scales and advanced fingering charts build flexibility and range.

A Method Book for Year 2 Through High School
Foundations for Superior Performance offers concert band directors a flexible resource to meet students at their current level and motivate progress. With studies graded for difficulty levels 2 and 3, this 96-page method book can be used from year two through high school to elevate skills and strengthen ensembles over the long term. Help your flutists broaden their musical horizons with Foundations for Superior Performance.