Guides to Band Masterworks – Volume V
Instructional Designs for Teaching Comprehensive Musicianship in Rehearsal and Performance
Series: Meredith Music Resource
Publisher: Meredith Music
Format: Softcover
Author: David Kish
This continuation of volumes 1, 2, 3 and 4 provides band directors with a ready-made curriculum developed to incorporate comprehensive-musicianship training through quality band literature. This volume features Courtly Airs and Dances by Ron Nelson, Albanian Dance by Shelley Hanson and Shortcut Home by Dana Wilson. Every unit study integrates technical skills, musical knowledge and creative projects that lead student musicians to an enlightened and expressive performance. Student workbooks for each of the featured works may be downloaded. 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

Click here for a digital version of Student Workbooks for this publication.

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$24.99 (US)
Inventory #HL 00128942
ISBN: 9781574633948
UPC: 888680013325
Width: 8.5"
Length: 11.0"
144 pages
“It brilliantly brings the music to the students, and the students to the music, from every imaginable angle, simultaneously giving insight into specific technical challenges while illustrating the larger shape and drama of the music.” – Steven Bryant, Composer
“ excellent new publication. Highly recommended!!!” – Frank L. Battisti, Conductor Emeritus, New England Conservatory Wind Ensemble  
“It is insightful, helpful and filled with expert analytical detail and lesson plans.” – John R. Locke, Professor & Director of Bands, University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Editor, The Journal of Band Research
“This publication provides the ideal model for superior instrumental music programs.” – Edward S. Lisk, Clinician, Conductor, Author
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