This is a comprehensive band method in 3 parts, which combines a strong performance-centred approach with music theory, music history, ear training, listening, composition, improvisation and interdisciplinary and multicultural studies. With full colour drawings and colour-coding of important text the series helps to motivate and inform, across the full range of band instruments.
I do believe that this book starts out a bit too easy, but it's fairly good for real beginners having used it myself in beginning band. The good thing is that they show the fingerings and some scales. The songs are a bit short though. They should have some longer songs in the beginning of the book. But the end does fairly well for advancing Beginners.
Jon Dappler - (Roanoke)
The book starts out TOO easy. Almost anyone could do that. The songs are really short...too short i think. The good things are that they have it well organized and they show you the fingerings of the new notes...which is better then flippingto the back of the book over and over agian. I think this is a great book for a begining band. The end is much better for a more experianced band.
Kayley - (Canada)