Standard of Excellence (SOE) Enhanced Book 1 – Alto Saxophone is the most complete band method available anywhere. It combines a strong performance-centered approach with music theory, music history, ear training, listening, composition, improvisation, and interdisciplinary and multicultural studies. Each book contains 2 CDs of audio accompaniments for full band recordings.
The full conductor scores contain objectives for every line of music, director tips, extended reference articles, duplicable worksheets and quizzes, theory, listening, composing, improvisation, geography, foreign language, history, and other interdisciplinary Activities for Excellence.
Bruce Pearson’s revolutionary method includes:
Full color drawings and color-coding of important text and music motivate and inform.
Three starting systems help insure positive results in any beginning situation.
For... Only exercises (i.e. For Flutes Only) offer idiomatic solutions to the unique challenges of each instrument.
"Excellerators"(advanced supplemental exercises) reinforce and enrich performance basics.
Music from over 20 countries, with correlated enrichments, encourages multicultural study.
Achievement Lines and Go For Excellence! test lines ensure objective assessment of students' accomplishments.
A built-in reward system motivates students and encourages musical growth.
Expanded 48-page part books (instead of the usual 32 pages) provide added reinforcement of musical skills.