The Standard of Excellence Book 1 for Clarinet combines performance focused methodology with essential theory and technique. Developed by band education expert Bruce Pearson, this method provides students a comprehensive curriculum to build strong skills and a lifelong passion for music. The Standard of Excellence series is designed to cultivate understanding beyond just the technical, incorporating music history, composition, improvisation and more into a robust educational experience.
Performance-Centered Approach Develops Strong Skills
With a performance-oriented philosophy, the Standard of Excellence method helps students gain real-world experience through a wide range of musical styles and genres. Beginning with fundamentals, students develop proper technique, tone production, articulation and more. They then apply these skills through solos, duets and full band arrangements to build confidence and mastery. This approach results in clarinetists who are fully prepared for school bands, honor bands and beyond.
Essential Theory and Technique Provide a Solid Foundation
Standard of Excellence Book 1 for Clarinet combines a focus on performance with comprehensive theory and technique instruction. Students learn proper hand position, posture, breathing and embouchure to produce a clear sound. They study rhythm, pitch and sight-reading to build a strong musical foundation. Fingering charts, warm-ups and scale exercises reinforce skills and muscle memory to set students up for success.
Engaging Resources Take Learning to the Next Level
The included Multimedia Library provides an interactive online classroom experience. Students can access video tutorials, play-along tracks and an auto-tuner to practice in an engaging, real-world way. They can also utilize the Pyware Interactive Practice Studio on their devices to record themselves, set goals and track progress. These cutting-edge resources motivate students to continue honing their craft outside of lessons.
Comprehensive Method for Complete Student Development
With music theory, history, composition and improvisation incorporated throughout, the Standard of Excellence Book 1 Clarinet aims to cultivate well-rounded musicians. This comprehensive educational experience sets students on the path to becoming lifelong music appreciators and participants. For band directors seeking a superior method to optimize student growth and potential, the Standard of Excellence series is the clear choice.