Sound Innovations: Ensemble Development for Intermediate Concert Band
(Chorales and Warm-Up Exercises for Tone, Technique and Rhythm)
Peter Boonshaft & Chris Bernotas
- Alfred Music Publishing
Here is a valuable resource that will help students grow in their understanding and abilities as ensemble musicians. It contains 412 exercises, including more than 70 chorales as well as an assortment of exercises grouped by key and presented in a variety of intermediate difficulty levels. Where possible, several exercises in the same category are provided to allow variety, while accomplishing the goals of that specific type of exercise. Exercises and chorales are clearly marked with dynamics, articulations, style, and tempo for students to practice those aspects of performance. Other exercises are intentionally left flexible for the teacher to determine how best to use them in facilitating the goals and addressing the needs of their ensemble. Whether your students are progressing through exercises to better their technical facility, or challenging their musicianship with beautiful chorales, this book can be used after any band method or as a supplement to performance music.