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.
NEW FEATURES IN BOOK 2 • Review – a comprehensive Recapitulation chapter that reviews material from Book 1 • Sight Reading – correlated with each Opus • Warm-ups – a full page of long tones and chorales for individual, section, or full band use • Improvisation – five improvisation studies with flexible performance options • World music – representing music from 20 countries across the globe • Composers – over 35 composers, including 14 new featured composers