Every exercise in Measures of Success® has been sequenced to promote optimal development through great musical content. Creative titles stimulate the imagination, musicianship challenges promote expressive playing, and special attention is paid to important concepts such as phrasing. In addition, students will enjoy full band arrangements and original compositions by renowned composers Brian Balmages and Robert Sheldon. Directors will quickly discover that this performance-based method also introduces students to critical listening, composing, conducting, music history, and other elements that bring about a deeper understanding of music.
BOOK 1: • Unique chapter organization provides a goal-oriented format • 6 full-page assessments include: Critical Listening Playing By Ear Theory and Terminology Composing / Arranging Performance • Wealth of classical and world music representing over 20 composers and 17 countries • 15 pieces for full band • Duets, rounds, & 2 solos with piano accompaniment • 2 Play-Along CDs feature demo and performance tracks with professional musicians • Featured in SmartMusic®, the award-winning learning software • Correlates with art and world history • Incorporates the National Standards for Music Education • Additional features including conducting, rhythm review, clapping exercises, scales, and more!