(Ensemble Concepts)Eddie Green, John Benzer & David Bertman - Hal Leonard Corporation
This amazing ensemble technique book zeroes in on important, specific skills each musician must develop for successful ensemble performance. What makes this book stand apart is the degree of attention given to the most basic of techniques, yet those so often overlooked by musicians. Focus of sound, balance, what happens at the end of a note, matching the intensity of other players in the ensemble, and many more difficult concepts are delivered with clarity, including goals that focus the player's attention while throughout the exercise. Both new and seasoned directors will find inspiration and helpful techniques here. Your band will most certainly benefit from regular use of the book in rehearsal. This book would work well for any band performing music at the easy through medium levels.