Band Method Drums/Bells

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Item No.  103306
Grades 3rd Grade – 6th Grade
Dimensions 8.5 x 11
Binding Paperback
Pages 47
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Bells and drums are an exciting part of a band, and learning to play them can be just as exciting! This thorough beginner’s instruction book is designed to teach the basics. Lessons include short tunes to apply the concepts followed by a section in the back of the book with 8 beginning band performance songs, warm-up exercises, and scales. Correlated with both the Teacher Guide and Conductor Score for the Solid Foundation Beginning Band Method that includes brass, woodwinds, and percussion. 47 pages. Gr. 3–6.

Product Benefits

  • Informative lessons. Includes 19 lessons that give your child a solid music foundation as well as fundamental knowledge of the instrument. Each lesson will add another note to be learned, a new key signature, or a musical or technical element to apply in that lesson.
  • Supplemental lessons. Four supplemental lessons for the bells help lay the groundwork so that your child can be prepared to learn in the lesson. Seven lessons of snare drum exercises are also included.
  • Correct technique illustrated! Full-color photographs and clear explanation make instruction clear! Your child can see correct setup for the drums and bells and the proper grip for the sticks or mallets. Parents can use the photographs to check that their child is practicing with good technique.
  • Important terms. For beginner musicians, knowledge of musical terms deepens his understanding of music and provides necessary background for playing in a group setting. Your child will learn how to identify parts of the music like the staff, measure, and bar line. Glossary of Musical Terms is also included.
  • Counting. No experience with rhythms? No need to worry. The book clearly explains basic rhythms to give your child confidence in playing.
  • Song variety your child will love! Whether in the lesson tunes or in the full songs at the end of book, your child will learn how to play traditional songs such as “Skip to My Lou,” hymns such as “Like a River Glorious,” and new melodies! Your child will enjoy the variety of music and will have fun preparing and playing each one.
103241 Band Method Teacher Guide
146625 Band Method Conductor Score