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KJOS Standard Of Excellence Book 1 Enhanced Alto Sax Standard


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The Standard of Excellence Enhanced Book 1 for Alto Saxophone from Kjos Music Company combines a performance-focused curriculum with essential music fundamentals for student instrumentalists. Developed by renowned band pedagogue Bruce Pearson, the Standard of Excellence provides an all-encompassing learning experience through music theory, history, ear training, composition and more. The included Multimedia Library offers an online classroom with recordings, accompaniments and instrument tutorials for enhanced at-home practice. Students also gain access to Pyware's Interactive Practice Studio, featuring a full recording studio, tuner and flashcards via desktop or mobile. For educators seeking a superior band method, the Standard of Excellence is the clear choice.

A Complete Education in Band Performance
The Standard of Excellence takes a comprehensive approach to band education. Students develop skills through performance of a diverse repertoire spanning musical genres and time periods. Fundamentals of music theory, history and ear training are woven throughout, cultivating well-rounded musicianship. Opportunities for composition, improvisation and multicultural study further augment the experience. The result is a method that inspires excellence at every level of band performance.

Cutting-Edge Multimedia Tools for Effective Practice
The included Multimedia Library provides an online classroom experience with recordings, accompaniments and tutorials for at-home practice. Students can rehearse with professional accompaniments, ensuring accurate tempo and pitch. Instrument tutorials demonstrate proper fingering, embouchure and posture. The Interactive Practice Studio app offers a tuner, metronome, recorder and flashcards to strengthen skills through interactive exercises. These multimedia tools make practice more engaging and productive, enhancing outcomes for students and educators alike.

A Method for All: Flexible and Accessible
The Standard of Excellence Book 1 is available for all band instruments, enabling use in heterogeneous or homogeneous classrooms. Its flexible sequence of instruction accommodates varying skill levels among students. The method's approachable content and multimedia supplements also make band education accessible for beginners while challenging more advanced players. For these reasons, the Standard of Excellence serves as an ideal method for both students and educators across all stages of development.