50 Progressive Exercises for Band (or individual study)
This resource is one of the few ones that I don't offer for free, largely because it has been a "labor of love" many years in the making. I don't care to think of the amount of hours logged into its creation. Originally, I set out to write sight-reading exercises that I could work on with the full band. My process:
- Give the students a fixed time to study
- Have them perform (cacophonously) on their own
- Count through the exercise together
- Sing or tizzle/sizzle
- Then play as an ensemble
I then found that this also works well just as a "method book" type resource for an advanced band. Sort of similar Claude T Smith's Warm-Ups (which are awesome!!) I tried to include as many keys, rhythms, tempos, styles, etc as possible. This can be a great resource to add to the band director's toolbox for sight-reading practice, rhythm studies, etudes. It also works great for individual instruments, as it is designed to work seamlessly as both.