Completely compatible with Essential Elements 2000, this comprehensive orchestra method integrates history, theory, creativity, and listening skills from the very first page. With familiar songs and engaging music carefully paced for young players, this method features specially-designed exercises for the classroom as well as exercises specific to each instrument. Now with the addition of Essential Elements Interactive, an innovative online resource, you have your own private, fully-secured website for teaching beyond the classroom. Students can play and record with multiple background tracks and there are additional video, audio, and pdf resources available to teachers and students. You can instantly stream or download play-along recordings and videos with solo parts played by professional musicians and accompaniment-only tracks are available in many popular styles. If no internet access is available each book includes instructions for ordering a free CD-Rom.
EEi provides teachers with their own individualized secure website where they can extend their Essential Elements teaching beyond the classroom. With EEi, teachers will have access to an ever-growing set of resources and the ability to easily connect with students and parents in a variety of ways. Each EEi student will have their own personal practice site, encouraging them to have fun playing their instruments in class and at home. Through EEi, teachers can guide students' home practice in a variety of helpful ways. Essential Elements learning becomes much more exciting and fun for students in EEi. With EEi, parents can stay informed about orchestra events and classroom assignments, and learn right along with their child. Parents can see and hear their child's progress to better understand the goals and benefits of their music classroom.