Guides to Band Masterworks with downloadable student workbooks provides band directors with a ready-made curriculum developed to incorporate comprehensive-musicianship training through quality band literature.
When incorporating unit studies as a regular part of the band curriculum, students move beyond simply rehearsing pieces for a concert. They develop long-lasting benefits, growing as musicians and learning to love the music they perform.
Every unit study integrates technical skills, musical knowledge and creative projects that lead student musicians to an enlightened and expressive performance. This volume features English Folk Song Suite, Variations on a Korean Folk Song and Cajun Folk Songs.
Each unit study includes:
- Ear training
- Rhythm studies
- Essential skills information for teaching the compositional elements of music
- Rehearsal strategies for addressing common ensemble issues
- Creative projects
- Active listening activities
- Sample teaching schedule
- Unit quiz (and answer sheet)
- Student practice plan
- Optional band projects