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This major band method by James O. Froseth has it all:
Artist performers set musical standards in sound with more than 80 great performances on CD for every instrument, and one CD lasts for the entire book!
Performers include Michael Henoch (Chicago Symphony Orchestra), Randall Hawes, Jeffrey Zook, Sharon Sparrow, Kevin Good (Detroit Symphony Orchestra), Albert Blaser (Cleveland State University), Brian Bowman (Duquesne University), Timothy McAllister (Crane School of Music, SUNY at Potsdam), Steve Houghton (LA percussion recording artist and clinician), Donald Sinta, Richard Beene, Bryan Kennedy, Debra Chodacki, Fritz Kaenzig (University of Michigan), Kristin Beene (Toledo Symphony Orchestra), and Jean Moorehead Libs (Plymouth Symphony Orchestra).
Professional studio backgrounds capture the rich diversity of American music culture with a repertoire of American, Latin American, African, European, and Far Eastern styles.
Music of other times includes 12th-century conductus, 15th-century Dance of the Bouffons, 16th-century French branle, 18th- and 19th-century folk songs and dances, 1940s and '50s jazz, blues, and rock-and-roll.
The repertoire and recorded contexts are motivating, informative, and entirely musical.
Every song includes text, providing information about phrasing, rhythm, style, affect, emotion, history, and culture.
A unique Rhythmic Pattern Dictionary allows students to look it up and listen up.
An individualized format allows students to progress at different rates with a theme and-variation format.
Ear training and improvisation are integral parts of the lesson format.
A 550+ page teacher's resource edition and musical score provides options galore, including a double CD with listen and play exercises for group instruction, supplementary exercises for technical development, and resource material for improvisation and composition. All the resources needed for teaching to the National Standards for Music are provided. (Coordinates with rhythm flashcards)
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James O. Froseth is Professor Emeritus, Former Chair of the Graduate Committee and Doctoral Advisor for the Music Education Department at the University of Michigan (1984-9). He is a pioneer in teaching beginning instrumentalists.
Dr. Froseth is a leader in the study of music teacher education, in particular, as an advocate of nonverbal modes of music teaching and performance-based assessment of music learning. Recent efforts have been directed to the research and development of procedures for music teacher self-assessment and to the integration of creative musicianship into music curricula at all levels. His publications include Do It! Play Recorder and Do It! Play in Band, a series of texts and CDs that feature artist models of beginning level music repertoire with musical accompaniments set in historical and contemporary musical styles by professional studio musicians.
Professor Froseth presents numerous clinics, workshops, and seminars in the U.S. and overseas each year. A member of the University of Michigan faculty since 1971, he taught previously at The University of Wisconsin-Madison, The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and Kenosha (Wisconsin) public schools. He holds degrees from The University of Michigan (B.M.), University of Wisconsin (M.M.), and University of Iowa (Ph.D.). James Froseth is listed on the John Philip Sousa Foundation Historic Roll of Honor of High School Concert Bands for his service at the Mary D. Bradford High School in Kenosha, Wisconsin (1959-65).
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Book Description GIA Publications, Inc., 1997. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M157999184X
Book Description GIA Publications, Inc., 1997. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P11157999184X