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 including 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
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!