(Chorales and Exercises to Emphasize the Art of Legato Playing for the Middle-Level Band)
Larry Clark & Sean O'Loughlin
- Carl Fischer LLC
Give your middle-level band the tools they need to produce smooth legato playing. This series of books for all band instruments presents a logical sequence in a variety of keys to improve this important aspect of band performance. Each key has drills that emphasize basic understanding and builds on chord progression movement from whole notes to half notes and then quarter notes. Each sequence then builds to a full chorale setting based on the studied chord progressions. This progressive approach to connecting notes will have a lasting impact on the tone, balance, blend and intonation of your ensemble. There are also daily warm-ups included to build strength and flexibility in the brass, technical facility in the woodwinds and rudiments in the percussion. Since the book is specifically designed for the middle-level band, there has been careful consideration given to instrument range and the keys presented.