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First Things First - Let's Play Eb edition
Product Code: 38284
Elementary Course Eb Edition
A progressive tutor book for brass instruments
- Includes audio CD with backing tracks so students can hear the notes they are learning to play in each lesson
ForewordFor some time now, the Music Ministries Unit has been looking to provide a resource to facilitate the teaching of our beginner brass musicians. We have been fortunate enough to benefit from the knowledge and expertise of Bandsman Keith Watts, who has over 40 years' experience of brass teaching, both within The Salvation Army at Birmingham Citadel and as a music educator with Sandwell Music Service. The Music Ministries Unit is indebted to Keith for his work in preparing an excellent resource that we feel will benefit the Territory and beyond for years to come.
IntroductionLet's Play(Elementary Course) provides an exciting and challenging early introduction to brass playing. Intentionally, using just the fist 5 notes (C-G), the course allows and encourages the important early development of a brass player's most vital commodity, the lips!
Let's PlayOur aim over the next weeks, months and hopefully years is to enjoy ourselves making music.
In this book we will:
As you progress through the lessons you will be encourages to perform, perhaps to mums, dads or friends. And at some stage it would be great for the Bandleader to hear you play.
- learn how to hold the instrument and how to breath properly!
- learn how to buzz our lips and to use our tongue to start our notes.
- meet lots of well known tunes, but using just 5 notes, (C, D, E, F & G).
- learn many of the rhythm patterns possible in 4/4 time.
- improve our listening skills as we play along with the CD backing tracks.
|Page 1||Let's get started|
|Page 3||Lesson 1 : Note C; Crotchets, minims & semibreves|
|Page 5||Lesson 2 : Note D; Improving your listening skills 1|
|Page 7||Lesson 3 : C, D & E|
|Page 9||Improving your listening skills 2|
|Page 10||Composition : write your own tune|
|Page 11||Lesson 4 : Introducing the note F|
|Page 13||Lesson 5 : Introducing the note G; Daily warm up|
|Page 15||Improving your listening skills 3|
|Page 16||Composition : C, D, E, F & G|
|Page 17||Lesson 6 : Introducing Dynamics|
|Page 19||Lesson 7 : The dotted minim|
|Page 21||Elementary Course Finale!|
|Page 24||Practice Timetable|
|Page 27||Elementary Course Assessment Sheet|