Standard of Excellence Book 2: Drum/Mallet By: Bruce Pearson Drum/Mallet Book 2 The Standard of Excellence Comprehensive Band Method combines a strong performance-centered approach with music theory, music history, ear training, listening, composition, improvisation, and interdisciplinary and multicultural studies. The result is the most complete band method available anywhere. Features include: • Full color drawings and color-coding of important text and music motivate and inform. • Three starting systems help ensure positive results in any beginning situation. • FOR ... ONLY exercises (i.e. FOR PERCUSSION 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.