J:10085118:P:Scales and Tuning Exercises for Superior Bands
Scales and Tuning Exercises for Superior Bands
Quincy C. Hilliard & Gary D. Barton
- FJH Music Company Inc
Here is a great resource for directors seeking to improve their students' development in scale studies, intonation, and balance through chorales and harmonized exercises. This book can be used as a daily warm-up for intermediate or advanced ensembles. Included is an in-depth explanation of how major and minor key signatures and scales are constructed, as well as whole tone, blues, and pentatonic scales. Balance is also addressed in detail, focusing on band balance and sectional balance. When playing the chorales and harmonized studies in this book, the student should understand the importance of tone quality, intonation, blend, and balance. Tips for playing chorales and harmonized studies are also included.