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KJOS Tradition Of Excellence Book 1 for Flute Standard


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A revolutionary method for aspiring flutists.

The Tradition of Excellence Book 1 for Flute is an innovative curriculum tailored to meet the needs of today's flute students. Created by veteran music educators Bruce Pearson and Ryan Nowlin, this flexible and engaging method provides a systematic approach to learning flute that is as comprehensive as it is enjoyable. Tradition of Excellence blends classic pedagogy and contemporary design with interactive tools for an unparalleled learning experience.

Engaging Lessons Make Learning Fun
Tradition of Excellence features exciting exercises, duets and full band pieces that motivate students to practice. Thoughtfully crafted lessons introduce skills and concepts at a gradual pace to keep students challenged without feeling overwhelmed. Students will love learning their new instrument with the lively music and activities in this method.

Cutting-Edge Tools Enhance Practice
The included Interactive Practice Studio provides an array of multimedia resources to supplement lessons. Video tutorials, accompaniment tracks, flashcards, a tuner and more are all available through this innovative software. Students can follow along with lessons on their computer, tablet or phone for an interactive learning experience tailored to their needs and skill level.

A Methodical Approach from the First Note
Tradition of Excellence begins at the very start of a flutist's journey with the fundamentals of assembling, holding and making a sound on the flute. Step-by-step, students learn proper technique, rhythm, notation and more. Theory and music reading exercises are woven throughout lessons to provide a well-rounded foundation. By the end of Book 1, students will have developed a solid basis in flute playing to continue their musical growth.

Resources for Educators and Students Alike
Directors and teachers will appreciate the flexibility of Tradition of Excellence and tools for differentiated instruction. Students of all skill levels can flourish with the method's broad scope. A complete package for beginners, Tradition of Excellence Book 1 for Flute has everything students need to start their musical journey.

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  • Three unique starting systems
  • Differentiated instruction and learning allowing you to customize your teaching
  • Pedagogically sound two-page lessons
  • Sounds-before-symbol rhythm introduction
  • Scales, technical studies, chop builders, warm-ups, rhythm studies, and sight-reading
  • Solos, duets, rounds, band pieces, and ensembles, including three built-in concert programs
  • Comprehensive Standards-based curriculum
  • Color coding connects new concepts with the music
  • Rhythm introductions adaptable to any counting system
  • Nine-page Oboe starting system
  • Expanded Horn book with F and B fingerings
  • All-in-one Percussion book
  • Repertoire from across time and around the world
  • Built-in written and performance assessment
  • Theory, composition, ear training, improvisation, orchestration, conducting, and history in every student book
  • Historical and interdisciplinary worksheets and teaching guides
  • Ready-to-use lesson plans
  • Multiple-option ensemble scoring
  • Comprehensive, easy-to-use Conductor Score
  • Score Companion: Teaching Band with Excellence: a Comprehensive Curricular, Pedagogical, and Administrative Resource-an indispensable aid to the teacher.
  • Revolutionary Interactive Practice Studios and Interactive Teacher Studio that offer intuitive virtual student and teacher environments
  • State-of-the-art accompaniment recordings
  • Instrument-specific DVDs containing video lessons, accompaniments, and importable audio files